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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:00 AM

The monthly Mensa meeting will NOT be held in Olathe, Kansas......

...because there's nobody there eligible to attend.

I pulled into a convenience store/gas station yesterday, bought some food for lunch, and took it out to my truck to eat. One of my co-workers was with me, eating lunch at the same time. While I'm eating, some lady (probably about 65 y/o, looking like she has the IQ of a Brownback voter) gets out of a car a couple parking slots down and stops on the sidewalk, maybe six feet directly in front of my truck. She lights a cigarette and starts smoking. Not three feet beside her is a rack of propane tanks for exchange, clearly marked "FLAMMABLE--NO SMOKING". So I laid down on my horn. She wasn't looking at me, so my horn startled her enough to drop her cigarette. She looked at me and reached down for her cig. I pointed vigorously at the propane, mouthing the word "PROPANE" at her. She picked up her cigarette, took a drag off it, flipped me off, and walked PAST the propane rack with her lighted cigarette and stood by her car, where she continued to smoke.

Not wanting to be totally immolated today, I started my truck and backed out. I pulled around the gas pumps, where a couple more Mensa rejects in SUVs were, within five feet of a gas pump, trying to hook jumper cables from one car battery to another. HO-Lee SHIT! Where is the Darwin Award committee when I need them?

I drove away from there as fast as I could. Kansas REEALLY needs to spend MORE on education, not less! To the Mensa membership committee, I can only say: no intelligent life here in Olathe, Kansas!

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Reply The monthly Mensa meeting will NOT be held in Olathe, Kansas...... (Original post)
lastlib Mar 2015 OP
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 #1
lastlib Mar 2015 #8
Major Nikon Mar 2015 #2
steve2470 Mar 2015 #3
lastlib Mar 2015 #5
steve2470 Mar 2015 #7
elleng Mar 2015 #4
lastlib Mar 2015 #6
kairos12 Mar 2015 #9
Lars39 Mar 2015 #10
Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #11
NJCher Mar 2015 #12

Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:24 AM

1. Taking this area OFF my travel list pdq!





I hope you found a better view to enjoy your lunch break.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 03:33 PM

8. wise move, my friend!

Wish I could GTFOuta here!

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:48 AM

2. Back in the day when smoking was more popular...

it was very common to see people light up at the gas pumps.

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:51 AM

3. "It can't happen to me" = how a 16 year old thinks and how some adults think

Oh YES, it CAN and very likely WILL happen to you. You can only smoke near flammable gases so many times before BOOM happens. Then, if you don't die, you will be moaning in the hospital you had NO idea whatsoever.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:01 PM

5. It's like Russian roulette, with a cigarette....

maybe the tanks aren't leaking today, or maybe the last guy to exchange a tank didn't get the valve turned off completely......pays your money takes your chances--although in this case, you're gambling with the safety of other people in the vicinity.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:11 PM

7. very true nt

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:00 PM

4. NO DARWIN IN KANSAS, lastlib,

you SILLY person!



(Sorry for 'lighthearted' laugh; had to do something like it for this otherwise awful news.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:02 PM

6. good point.

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 05:55 PM

9. She probably thought you supported the economic misery inflicted by the guv's austerity budget.

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 09:39 PM

10. You'd love the sight I see every year a few weeks before the Fourth...

Gas stations with huge fireworks tents in the corner of their property!

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:23 PM

11. I believe Dick Hickock is the most notable person from Olathe

 

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Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:22 PM

12. NJ has its share of geniuses!

We don't pump our own gas, so people mostly stay in their cars, which helps a little.

But where you do see problems is with the lawn care workers who travel around in trucks with trailers. There are zillions of them, all over the place, and they use huge amounts of gasoline. They are often filling leaf blowers and lawn mowers with gasoline, cigarette hanging out of their mouth. Very unsafe.



Cher

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