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Old 01-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #31
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Morris: That's hoarding? Man, you're lucky. That is just a hobby! We had an "excess fabric" sale two summers ago. We sold 1200 of the 1400 yards of fabric we had out. We had fabric stacked on 7 or 8 full sheets of plywood under a 12' x 42' deck, w/ some in boxes underneath to replenish the tables as the fabric went. We sold it for $1/yd; about 15 to 20 cents on the dollar. We were going to have another one this last summer, but I could not get any cooperation. It WILL happen this next summer, and I suspect we will sell another 800-1000 yrds. Believe it or not, more fabric has come into the house because "I did not have anything to go w/ this particular piece". No, I never will understand this.....

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Morris: That's hoarding? Man, you're lucky. That is just a hobby! We had an "excess fabric" sale two summers ago. We sold 1200 of the 1400 yards of fabric we had out. We had fabric stacked on 7 or 8 full sheets of plywood under a 12' x 42' deck, w/ some in boxes underneath to replenish the tables as the fabric went. We sold it for $1/yd; about 15 to 20 cents on the dollar. We were going to have another one this last summer, but I could not get any cooperation. It WILL happen this next summer, and I suspect we will sell another 800-1000 yrds. Believe it or not, more fabric has come into the house because "I did not have anything to go w/ this particular piece". No, I never will understand this.....
... If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were talking about my sister. She has a hard time walking through a fabric store and leaving empty handed.

Sometimes, when she gets a good deal on something, she'll tell her husband, "It was on sale, I saved so much money". One time he told her that if she doesn't stop saving them so much money, they're going to go broke.
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gma: I wish it were only fabric that was stashed away. I could go on and on about "excess" here. Oh, sigh.... but, then I'd have to get into the tools in the garage part....
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I used to own a machine repair company, one company always took 60 days to pay.
I sent my buddy Forrest down to collect my check. Now Forrest weighs about 300 lb., wears shorts with holes in them year round and an A/C D/C tee shirt that should have been tossed years ago. He love to play the banjo and takes it with him every where he goes. The best part is he also has the oldest mangyest dog I've ever seen that farts none stop.
He shows up and the nice lady says there's no one to sign the check avalible, Forrest says that's fine I'll just sit here until there is. He starts playing the banjo loud as he can, the dog starts howling and farting.
I got my check. lol
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Wow, I somehow overlooked this thread.......good stuff. I don't think I can top any of them. My worst (weird behavior) experience was when I worked as a sub (painter) for a contractor who was remodeling a house he had built that had been purchased by a well-known Catholic church. It was some sort of haven for evangelical priests and they had quite a reputation for doing a lot of good things for people. I was asked to go in and patch some drywall and repaint or touch up any walls that needed it. I arrive at the job expecting an easy day........it is some priests after all. I unload my tools, ring the door bell and immediately receive a verbal assault (cursing included) from a priest! On and on he went, what am I doing here, what's this gonna cost, who do I think I am......I finally stutter that "it's gonna be $500 or so." Another verbal assault laced with expletives. Well, I've seen this act before so I begin to haul my tools to the truck. Priest asks, "Where are you going?" I say, "Home, I don't need this aggravation." His response, "Oh, I was just kidding, please come in and do your work." Flew through that job and got the heck outta Dodge.
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gma: I wish it were only fabric that was stashed away. I could go on and on about "excess" here. Oh, sigh.... but, then I'd have to get into the tools in the garage part....
But tools are necessary.

The problem with collections is that pretty soon entire rooms are consumed and spilling over into other rooms.

My husband has enough clothes for 10 men. I don't say much about it, but yikes! About a year ago I counted 80+ pairs of jeans, over 200 shirts, 6 good-sized drawers full of socks & underwear and several huge bins of clothes stacked up that are full of mostly pants. I didn't bother counting coats/jackets, boots, shoes or baseball caps.

But there are worse things a person could collect and really, it's harmless - sort of.

Pretty soon I have to gut that room and the one next to it. All of the clothes poles have to come down and everything cleared out. Lord only knows where all that stuff is going to go!
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More fascinating than these various and sundry idiosyncrasies are the underlying causes or influences. Boy, what strange things must have happened to many of us as children.
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I guess most people have their quirks - some good & some bad. Some are just annoying .
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But tools are necessary.

The problem with collections is that pretty soon entire rooms are consumed and spilling over into other rooms.

My husband has enough clothes for 10 men. I don't say much about it, but yikes! About a year ago I counted 80+ pairs of jeans, over 200 shirts, 6 good-sized drawers full of socks & underwear and several huge bins of clothes stacked up that are full of mostly pants. I didn't bother counting coats/jackets, boots, shoes or baseball caps.

But there are worse things a person could collect and really, it's harmless - sort of.

Pretty soon I have to gut that room and the one next to it. All of the clothes poles have to come down and everything cleared out. Lord only knows where all that stuff is going to go!
Salvation Army?
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Boy, what strange things must have happened to many of us as children.
Or, what DNA we inherited. To me, it's not a Nature vs Nurture thing, but a combo of both. Having taught for 27 years, I've seen many kids so different from their parents (in both directions) that I couldn't help but feel that the home was not the only variable. How some of those kids survived, and why others failed, was a mystery to many of us. Oh: here's another quick one. About 20 yrs ago I cat was visiting Frb, and wanted to go salmon fishing. I had been fishing a particular river here and knew it well. We always caught kings there, on a several-a-day basis. A friend asked if I'd take this guy fishing w/ me, so I said I would. Now, the guy was another millionaire who had just flown in from Outside, obviously spending a bunch on money on the plane ticket alone (no Alaska Airlines miles). We went to a store to get him some new fishing line, and there was only one type of line I recommended he get. It came in a package of two spools, each 100 yards, and cost about $5.50. The guy fretted and fused for a while until I grew impatient and asked what the hell the hold-up was. He asked "Do you think they'd let me buy just one spool?" Good God, man! I took the package and bought the line for him.
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Morris: That's hoarding? Man, you're lucky. That is just a hobby! We had an "excess fabric" sale two summers ago. We sold 1200 of the 1400 yards of fabric we had out. We had fabric stacked on 7 or 8 full sheets of plywood under a 12' x 42' deck, w/ some in boxes underneath to replenish the tables as the fabric went. We sold it for $1/yd; about 15 to 20 cents on the dollar. We were going to have another one this last summer, but I could not get any cooperation. It WILL happen this next summer, and I suspect we will sell another 800-1000 yrds. Believe it or not, more fabric has come into the house because "I did not have anything to go w/ this particular piece". No, I never will understand this.....
I can top that. I have two hides rolled up waiting to be used in my basement. Also have yards of fabric, that my wife got through a bid. How you asked. She works for a company that maintains private business jets, for the likes of Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Chik-fil-a, etc.
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Luckily it's a combination of that, Goodwill and yard sales for the most part - nothing too expensive.
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Luckily it's a combination of that, Goodwill and yard sales for the most part - nothing too expensive.
Well in that case then, a man can never have too many clothes. A man after my own heart, I hate buying new clothes when good ones can be bought used but I don't own anywhere near that many.
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Well in that case then, a man can never have too many clothes. A man after my own heart, I hate buying new clothes when good ones can be bought used but I don't own anywhere near that many.
Sometimes a man can have too many clothes.
Some ladies can be just as bad though, with clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, etc.

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