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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:25 PM
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Poll question: Are people under five feet tall a separate species?
I think there's some thread in LBN on the scientific debate over how to regard small people.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:29 PM
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1. I actually once opened a door for a short man carrying a box...
waiting for him to walk under my arm.
He looked offended. Go figure.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 PM
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2. I've done the same thing. Without bad reaction, fortunately,
but afterwards I thought, "Well, that was a bit strange."
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 PM
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6. Only about 19 at the time, and realized what I thought was a
helpful gesture as a 'person', he took as an offense in a 'man/woman' sense.
It was another lesson for me in considering the feelings of others.
I am often asked to retrieve top shelf items for little people in the
grocery stores.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:52 PM
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8. My thought was actually one word: "Deoderant."
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 PM
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10. Oh ha,ha. No, that wasn't it. He didn't get that close.
More like, attractive young woman in mini-skirt
holding door for very short man half her height.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:02 PM
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11. Well, I didn't mean you: I meant that after I thought about somebody
walking under my arm, I finally realized ...
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:40 PM
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3. Yes, of course.
That's why it's so fun to fuck them.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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5. Do it liger style
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 PM
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7. I was once drained to the plug by a gryphon,
but what you describe would probably make a feller explode.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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4. My dear struggle4progress!
I don't think they're a separate species.........

I mean, they can breed with normally sized humans!

Haven't seen you in a while.......How're things? :hi:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 PM
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9. Hi CPeggy! Things is approximately fine! Cuz, of course, I can ..
.. always get them pesky science matters settled by a quick trip to the Lounge!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:09 PM
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12. Oh yes, that's for sure!
The Lounge is just chock-a-block with scientific types! :rofl:

Nice to see you tonight! :hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:10 PM
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13. Yup that's why I wrote about socks for one of my Bio AP essays in HS.
Fortunately, those things are on a curve, so I scored a 3, which is passing. I got college credit for writing about socks.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:27 PM
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14. You got access to Clinton's cat for your AP project? Wow!
You must really be connected!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:29 PM
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15. Nah, I wrote about the toe socks I wore when fencing and about how my
one history teacher looked like a tool for wearing socks with his Birkenstocks.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:44 AM
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16. What fools these tiny mortals be
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