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Sun May 26, 2013, 03:51 PM

 

Never tell anyone you have a wet/dry vac

They will borrow it, and you, then tell their friends.

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Reply Never tell anyone you have a wet/dry vac (Original post)
Aerows May 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #1
Aerows May 2013 #4
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #7
Aerows May 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #11
Aerows May 2013 #12
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #34
Aerows May 2013 #40
MADem May 2013 #2
Aerows May 2013 #5
MADem May 2013 #13
ZombieHorde May 2013 #3
Aerows May 2013 #6
NightWatcher May 2013 #8
Aerows May 2013 #10
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #14
Aerows May 2013 #15
Aerows May 2013 #16
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #17
Aerows May 2013 #18
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #19
Aerows May 2013 #20
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #21
Aerows May 2013 #22
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #23
Aerows May 2013 #25
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #26
Aerows May 2013 #27
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #28
Aerows May 2013 #32
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #33
LeftofObama May 2013 #24
Aerows May 2013 #37
rug May 2013 #29
Aerows May 2013 #43
DebJ May 2013 #30
Aerows May 2013 #31
Generic Brad May 2013 #35
Aerows May 2013 #36
Generic Brad May 2013 #38
Aerows May 2013 #39
Locut0s May 2013 #41
Aerows May 2013 #42

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:53 PM

1. Ain't that the truth!

I would also say that also applies to any good bit of equipment that you don't want ruined, or not returned...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:58 PM

4. Indeed it does

 

It's extremely difficult to tell some people no, too.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:59 PM

7. Indeed. They want to argue, or at least discuss your intransigence!

It is your right to say NO, of course.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:00 PM

9. Try that with the 85 year old woman

 

across the street that plays the helpless card.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:02 PM

11. She's probably REALLY good at manipulation. She's been doing it a very long time...

I am sorry.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:02 PM

12. LOL

 

Too true

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Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:37 PM

34. OMG..you have one of those neighbors too?

I don't mind if she comes out and asks directly for a small favor, like fetching her mail when she is away, which is a common courtesy we have here.
But the *hints* and arm twists, that is another story.
Esp. when she has family living here in town that should handle the fallen branches or door that needs painting, etc.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #34)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:22 PM

40. Or the back of a car that needs

 

water sucked out of it because she forgot to put the window up.

Yep.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:56 PM

2. Yes, or a branch trimmer...never saw that again.... nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:58 PM

5. And probably never will

 

if you aren't present when it is used. Which you don't want to be.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:06 PM

13. Yeah, it's a good thousand MILES AWAY now....!!!! Hee hee.... nt

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. The same deal for toothbrushes. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:59 PM

6. I don't know who your friends are

 

but you are welcome to them.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:00 PM

8. And power washers

I'll give it back just as soon as I'm done.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:01 PM

10. Uh huh

 

Sure they will.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:24 PM

14. Oh my!

Does your 85-year-old neighbor borrow your things often?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:42 PM

15. A wet dry vac, dear

 

She's 85, for god's sake. I don't go that old yet. Maybe when I'm closer to 80 I'll consider it, but for now I'm just 40 and that's a little much for me.

LMFAO.

Anyway, she found out I had a wet/dry vac and asked me to suck the water out of the back seat of her car because she left the window open during a deluge, and of course, I got stuck doing that on a Sunday morning because someone else in the neighborhood told her I had one.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:00 PM

16. Why do I feel like that post

 

opened me up to more jokes?

Lord, I should never step into the Lounge.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:30 PM

17. Your head is taking some strange turns today my friend!

I will refrain from commenting on just how you described your morning activities! Well, maybe I won't!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:48 PM

18. Ass :D

 

LOL.

I haven't even gotten to try out my new breakmaker yet because of all kinds of bullshit. I got the ingredients at the store this morning.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #18)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:50 PM

19. By any chance do you mean a breadmaker?

It's so nice to see you here!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #19)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:52 PM

20. yes

 

and I'm dying to try it out.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #20)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:55 PM

21. So what are you doing here?

Make some Russian Black Bread!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #21)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:59 PM

22. OMFG

 

Black bread. Oh yes, I will be making some of that. Hell yes, I will be making that. I was told to start slow, though so that I don't fuck everything up since I've never made bread before, and that seemed like good advice.

Trust me, Pumpernickel and Rye? On the table and will be cooked. God I love rich dark breads with cream cheese and with a sandwich.

EDIT: Eww, that sounds sweet. I don't like sweet breads, but Rye? Yum.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:01 PM

23. Go to recipes.com

look for Black Bread...it's not the same as Pumpernickel ... the recipe uses a breadmaker!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #23)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:02 PM

25. It sounds sweet

 

which I don't care for at all. If it isn't I'll try it.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #25)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:05 PM

26. Here are the ingredients...not sweet...just rich!

1 1/2 cups water

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 1/2 cups bread flour

1 cup rye flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons margarine

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

1 tablespoon caraway seed

1/4 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #26)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:08 PM

27. Oooo, I have everything

 

but the corn syrup, the brown sugar and the cocoa powder. (Yes, I possess instant coffee, and it's for emergency purposes - I also possess instant unsweetened tea).

Oh, and I'd have to use butter instead. I don't use oleo. Ick.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #27)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:10 PM

28. Neither the corn syrup nor the brown sugar are in such large quantities as to make the bread sweet!

Let me know if you make it! I'll come over!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #28)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:19 PM

32. I'll send you some

 

I promise. Particularly if it is too sweet. I'm really excited about the breadmaker, though. We'll see how I do with it

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Response to Aerows (Reply #32)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:22 PM

33. Hilarious!

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:02 PM

24. Same thing if you own a pickup truck.

I finally had to start telling people no.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #24)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:13 PM

37. I'll bet

 

You own a truck and are capable of picking things up that most people can't, and suddenly, you are probably everyone's mover. I'm the handy-woman. I'm, thankfully, too small to be able to haul furniture and prefer small vehicles.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:14 PM

29. Ditto with underwear.

 

They won't borrow it, but they will tell their friends.

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Response to rug (Reply #29)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:34 PM

43. WTF? n/t

 

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:15 PM

30. With all of the flooding we've had in these parts the last few years,

it would be hard to find someone who doesn't own at LEAST one wet-vac!

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Response to DebJ (Reply #30)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:18 PM

31. Same here

 

But never tell, if they don't because yours will be gone, or you will have to be monitoring it LOL.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:42 PM

35. I can only assume you possess one

May I borrow it for a few months?

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #35)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:09 PM

36. LOL, no

 

and I won't be getting up and out at 7am on Sunday to put it in the back of your truck.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #36)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:15 PM

38. That's OK. Your truck will do fine.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #38)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:20 PM

39. LOL

 

That's pretty much a lot of people's attitudes.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:24 PM

41. High quality screw driver sets and other hand tools...

Only allow them to borrow the low quality stuff. Good tools make a huge difference and they won't return the high quality ones. I know because I think we have a tool or two of OUR neighbours

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #41)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:27 PM

42. Oh You are BAD!

 

Return your neighbor's tools if they are high quality. And for heaven's sake, don't go over to help them with something and proceed to use them without giving them back.

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