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Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day..

except for Claude.

  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day..


    except for Claude.


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    I no longer have a mother either you know, that's just favouritism
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day..


    except for Claude.
    I remember the last Mother's Day I saw my mom. I told her how much I appreciated the fact that she stuck with me all those years. We both cried as I talked about her love for me....the love only a mother feels for her child.

    She said "You were adopted. And they refused our request for a refund"

    Special times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    I no longer have a mother either you know, that's just favouritism

    First, I am sorry to hear about your mother. Second, She did a good job of raising you.. look at how you turned out. Mean that in a good way.


    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    I remember the last Mother's Day I saw my mom. I told her how much I appreciated the fact that she stuck with me all those years. We both cried as I talked about her love for me....the love only a mother feels for her child.

    She said "You were adopted. And they refused our request for a refund"

    Special times.

    and yet she openly said she loved you. At least she did not say.. "Where did I go wrong?"
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      First, I am sorry to hear about your mother. Second, She did a good job of raising you.. look at how you turned out. Mean that in a good way.





      and yet she openly said she loved you. At least she did not say.. "Where did I go wrong?"
      My mother was the best, very happy childhood. She died in 2008, I still miss her terribly. She used to entertain us as kids with her Casey Jones impression. Silent mime, but she wore a sort of Casey Jones train driver cap and referenced the opening sequence to the TV show where his son was with him in the cab, all smiles and he lets him toot the Train whistle. Then we have Casey Jones in a bad mood and slapping his son at the very suggestion. Priceless, never tired of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Who are you calling a Mother?!?!?!?!
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Who are you calling a Mother?!?!?!?!
      Next Sunday is "Whatty's Day" I'm sending you flowers like I always do. but just because I send them in in a "Wreath" configuration, don't feel insulted, I got a good deal with an undertaker.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Next Sunday is "Whatty's Day" I'm sending you flowers like I always do. but just because I send them in in a "Wreath" configuration, don't feel insulted, I got a good deal with an undertaker.
        Everyday is Whatty's Day. A cause for global celebrations.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Everyday is Whatty's Day. A cause for global celebrations.

          LOL, shades of Big Frank.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

            LOL, shades of Big Frank.
            Not heard from Big Frank in quite a while, hope he's OK. An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.

            Also Hey Sal. Been quite a while.

            Kay, have you heard anything from Sal of late? And Terra. Miss Them.
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          • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
            Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

            LOL, shades of Big Frank.
            I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult.

            To be on the safe side I'll take it as both.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Everyday is Whatty's Day. A cause for global celebrations.
          I just can't keep up with the cost of the flowers so have chosen Sunday, May17th to be your day.

          I hope you are getting them ok? I take meticulous care to choose the correct tidal current to get them to Australia before tossing them into the Gulf. Also I label them with the correct address: "Whatty, Australia" Perhaps I should refrain from setting fire to them before releasing them, could be an issue,
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            I just can't keep up with the cost of the flowers so have chosen Sunday, May17th to be your day.

            I hope you are getting them ok? I take meticulous care to choose the correct tidal current to get them to Australia before tossing them into the Gulf. Also I label them with the correct address: "Whatty, Australia" Perhaps I should refrain from setting fire to them before releasing them, could be an issue,
            Perth, WA, being its ultimate destination, it probably ended up on Rottnest Island which is overrun with killer Koaka's; l went there a good 20 years ago and barely got out with my life, but l also found their weakness, soggy potato chips.

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            • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
              Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

              Perth, WA, being its ultimate destination, it probably ended up on Rottnest Island which is overrun with killer Koaka's; l went there a good 20 years ago and barely got out with my life, but l also found their weakness, soggy potato chips.


              koaka - Urban Dictionary
              A bung homosupial often found dwelling in forks of trees. Sits and looks often and does little else.


              And harasses people in vacuum cleaner stores?
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              • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

                koaka - Urban Dictionary
                A bung homosupial often found dwelling in forks of trees. Sits and looks often and does little else.


                And harasses people in vacuum cleaner stores?
                I assume he's referring to quokkas, which have been declared the world's cutest animal by such notables as tennis champs Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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                • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                  Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                  I assume he's referring to quokkas, which have been declared the world's cutest animal by such notables as tennis champs Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

                  YouTube
                  Have you uncovered some Tennis Racket here where Federer & Nadal are selling them as illegal pets?
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        • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Everyday is Whatty's Day. A cause for global celebrations.

          Nuthin' beats a 24/7 bombardment of weird lookin' marsoopials & srsly deadly arachnids to make you feel SPECIAL, I guess.


          What a pampah day that must be!


          Nails shaped to perfection by the mandibles of exotic spiders!

          Muscles massaged into blissful relaxation in a duck-billed haze!

          Gooleys safeguarded 24/7 by leaping "Pouch Protect" bodyguard joeys -- even when you forget didgeridoos are for blowing, not sticking your **** in.
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          Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff togethah.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    I assume he's referring to quokkas, which have been declared the world's cutest animal by such notables as tennis champs Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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    Fake news, this is how they look after being fed a cow!

    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    koaka - Urban Dictionary
    A bung homosupial often found dwelling in forks of trees. Sits and looks often and does little else.


    And harasses people in vacuum cleaner stores?
    Also fake, this is the REAL one, Real Dictionary - A homosupial, which gives the appearance of being docile and approachable, but in reality going by irrefutable, blurry smartphone video,data are actually murderous, and treacherous creatures of the night, ,...and day, whichever. And at a whim will go from a docile, friendly grass eating creatures to a murderous thing that will sink its teeth into anything moving,...especially soggy potato chips.

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  • who's claude and what did they do
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by CaptainCatContent View Post

      who's claude and what did they do
      "What's Claude and who do they do"

      Fixed
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by CaptainCatContent View Post

      who's claude and what did they do
      Urban Legend has it What is Claude >? Where is Wooster and Why a Sweeper Store
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by CaptainCatContent View Post

      who's claude and what did they do
      CLAUDE is a group of people that are considered geniuses in their field. CLAUDE is the name of the group. It stands for Charismatic Leaders And Unusually Dynamic Experts.

      Everyone aspires to be a member. So many apply...so few are accepted.

      What do they do? Everything, my friend...everything. And they do it much better than the RIFFLE group.

      RIFFLE stands for Ridiculous Insignificant Foolish (the rest cannot be said in polite company)
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        CLAUDE is a group of people that are considered geniuses in their field. CLAUDE is the name of the group. It stands for Charismatic Leaders And Unusually Dynamic Experts.

        Everyone aspires to be a member. So many apply...so few are accepted.

        What do they do? Everything, my friend...everything. And they do it much better than the RIFFLE group.

        RIFFLE stands for Ridiculous Insignificant Foolish (the rest cannot be said in polite company)
        Oh come on, Fornicating is not that bad a word and Lowdown Egotists is also ok.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Oh come on, Fornicating is not that bad a word and Lowdown Egotists is also ok.
          You may know the name of the organization, but you'll never learn the handshake (believe me the RIFFLE handshake involves using a lot of hand sanitizer afterwards)

          And Fornicating? He wishes.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            You may know the name of the organization, but you'll never learn the handshake (believe me the RIFFLE handshake involves using a lot of hand sanitizer afterwards)

            And Fornicating? He wishes.
            To experience the Riffle Handshake, You have to be a "Member"
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          • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            You may know the name of the organization, but you'll never learn the handshake (believe me the RIFFLE handshake involves using a lot of hand sanitizer afterwards)
            The only time your hand should come into contact with a member of RIFFLE is when you're punching them in the face.

            Gloves are recommended for performing this act. Brass knuckles are even better.
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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

              The only time your hand should come into contact with a member of RIFFLE is when you're punching them in the face.

              Gloves are recommended for performing this act. Brass knuckles are even better.
              It's easy to punch a Riffle, because you're always punching down.
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              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                It's easy to punch a Riffle, because you're always punching down.
                A Lower Cut to the chin.

                So is your store open, whats the footfall like?
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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                  A Lower Cut to the chin.

                  So is your store open, whats the footfall like?
                  We opened last Monday. About the same as before the pandemic. Maybe a little less.

                  The only thing I noticed now is that "Well, what with the pandemic and all...." is becoming the "go to" excuse for not buying now.

                  It used to be "I'm getting laid off".

                  In 2 years we'll be retired and we'll close the store...although I will still be writing and speaking (assuming there are still groups to speak to).
                  About half te people are wearing masks that come in. I wear a mask and wash my hands after every customer leaves.

                  It's amazing how conscious you become about not touching your face.

                  We were closed for 6 weeks. We came close to just closing the store permanently. The only thing that changed my mind was the fluctuation in my mutual fund in the last months. We're going to pad the account just to be a tad more comfortable.

                  Plus...I realized, because we were closed for so long, I'm not ready to stay home yet. And the store is still more profitable than any full time job I could hope to get. So....We're still here.

                  You? How has this thing affected your work?

                  By the way, "To experience the Riffle Handshake, You have to be a "Member" was brilliant.
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    We opened last Monday. About the same as before the pandemic. Maybe a little less.

                    The only thing I noticed now is that "Well, what with the pandemic and all...." is becoming the "go to" excuse for not buying now.

                    It used to be "I'm getting laid off".

                    In 2 years we'll be retired and we'll close the store...although I will still be writing and speaking (assuming there are still groups to speak to).
                    About half te people are wearing masks that come in. I wear a mask and wash my hands after every customer leaves.

                    It's amazing how conscious you become about not touching your face.

                    We were closed for 6 weeks. We came close to just closing the store permanently. The only thing that changed my mind was the fluctuation in my mutual fund in the last months. We're going to pad the account just to be a tad more comfortable.

                    Plus...I realized, because we were closed for so long, I'm not ready to stay home yet. And the store is still more profitable than any full time job I could hope to get. So....We're still here.

                    You? How has this thing affected your work?

                    By the way, "To experience the Riffle Handshake, You have to be a "Member" was brilliant.
                    Interesting, especially that you found you are not ready to pack it in?

                    Yes, investments must be worrying, Anything invested should be considered a bit worrisome at the moment.

                    My fathers house sale was put on hold because they Locked Down moving or viewing. in the UK It was 99% of the way there, thanks Corona. I think they have just lifted that, we will see, fingers crossed.

                    I am still working from home, never came back after Spring Break. The College not opening (tentatively) till the new school year. A limited opening will take place on June 1st

                    We use a VPN that connects us to the Colleges Computers so able to do just about all work remotely.It turned out amazingly well in fact. Of course the fact that no one's there have just about halved the bills to pay so not so much pressure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Friends; (And Riffle)

    I'm not getting the whole "Work from home" thing.

    My question is, How do they know the hours you worked? Do you just tell the company and they pay you whatever you say?

    Is there a way to see how many hours are actually worked?

    Are these people just on weekly salary, so the actual hours don't matter?
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Friends; (And Riffle)

      I'm not getting the whole "Work from home" thing.

      My question is, How do they know the hours you worked? Do you just tell the company and they pay you whatever you say?

      Is there a way to see how many hours are actually worked?

      Are these people just on weekly salary, so the actual hours don't matter?
      I'm on a fixed salary for a 40 hour week. The work is getting done and that generally reflects that we are there at our desks or kitchen tables doing it, and we have to be there because the communication is by email. A new CEO of Financials has just taken over and hints that we may have to implement a time sheet to list what we do each day. Accountability in Accounting you might say.

      Of course I work completely naked
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Interesting, especially that you found you are not ready to pack it in?

    Yes, investments must be worrying, Anything invested should be considered a bit worrisome at the moment.
    True, 401K's or Super funds have been hammered recently and will most likely be hammered some more, and sure some will argue that it will bounce back, but if it takes years to bounce back, then it does matter.

    I am personally building cash reserves, and waiting it out, or waiting for the next plunge, which will most likely be late this month, when the true economic costs come out.

    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    Friends; (And Riffle)

    I'm not getting the whole "Work from home" thing.

    My question is, How do they know the hours you worked? Do you just tell the company and they pay you whatever you say?

    Is there a way to see how many hours are actually worked?

    Are these people just on weekly salary, so the actual hours don't matter?
    Your cats will take notes, (rolls out of bed, rolls into the kitchen, etc)!

    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    I'm on a fixed salary for a 40 hour week. The work is getting done and that generally reflects that we are there at our desks or kitchen tables doing it, and we have to be there because the communication is by email. A new CEO of Financials has just taken over and hints that we may have to implement a time sheet to list what we do each day. Accountability in Accounting you might say.

    Of course I work completely naked
    Claude is one up on you, he works totally naked!
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