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Old 05-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #16
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I'm glad you guys were ok. Water can be very treacherous!!

Christmas dinner. My son was just a little guy, but just old enough to have sparkling apple juice in a fancy wine goblet. The glass was tapered and very thin.
Food was pretty much over and I look over at him, while I could hear this crunch crunch noise. There was a bite right out of the glass

"Spit it out, Spit it out!!"

He was fine the little turkey


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Old 05-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #17
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Glass is your friend!
Not if you eat it, though!!!
That would have scared the "ever-living" - "snot" out of me!!
Gaaaah!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #18
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There was another time, same age roughly, He stole my 4 door pick up truck. Before that incident I honestly thought that kind of stuff happened to negligent mothers.
I had backed the truck up to the porch to load up some stuff. There was a definite slope to the grade. Turned off the engine, but left the keys in so I could listen to music. Undid carseats and left back doors open so kids could scamper around a little bit.

I'm on the porch when the 5 yr old starts screaming. I turn just in time to see truck rolling away. Back doors are open so I can't see 3yr old. Did he get knocked down by the door??
Run to catch the truck, throw open drivers door and there is the boy. I somehow manage to get my foot on the brake.
Next thing I can remember is rolling around in the driveway hugging him and crying a little, while HE is saying bad Mommy.

To this day I have no idea how someone so small could have shifted out of park. He's 9 now and I have only just stopped hiding the keys. I really shouldn't be nervous anymore because his father bought him a suzuki 70 for his 7th birthday They say he's upgrading to a kawasaki 110 now.
I feel sick
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #19
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My niece is getting married this Sunday at one of Toronto's most prestigous country clubs. The Granite Club. I just found out this very minute, that the seating arrangements have all the children at their own table What is the bride thinking? This will not end well.

I sense a new story coming

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #20
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A few years ago - there was a story that came out about a young kid
(don't remember the age - 4 to 7 years old???)
He'd watched his parents driving - probably, thought - I can do that!
Got the keys - took the vehicle for a ride!!
Went down the streets - side-swiped some other vehicles -
(Not - "Mass-Destruction"!)
Hit some stuff - can't remember what he hit, that eventually stopped him -
light-pole, telephone pole, vehicle ....?
Didn't hurt anybody!
The Police show up -
They open up the door -
His response is -
"Mikey, goes Zoom"!
He, he, He!!!
What do you think?? -
Formula 1, Nascar, Indy - racer!!
(Grouded for the rest of his life!!!)

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #21
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My niece is getting married this Sunday at one of Toronto's most prestigous country clubs. The Granite Club I just found out this very minute, that the seating arrangements have all the children at their own table What is the bride thinking? This will not end well.

I sense a new story coming
I've been through the situation where the children are going to be sat
at their own table.
That ain't the way it's supposed to be!
Don't get me started!!!

(You sit down - to chow down - All are welcome!!)

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I was looking at more from the perspective of keeping them under control. We are talking about a high falutin affair here.

My boy really isn't a brat, he's got a good heart, but he is curious and high energy
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I was looking at more from the perspective of keeping them under control. We are talking about a high falutin affair here.

My boy really isn't a brat, he's got a good heart, but he is curious and high energy
So - your son isn't a "brat"?!?
"Curious" - "high energy"??
Guess he don't take after his mom??
He, he, he!
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(At least, he's got a good heart!)
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So - your son isn't a "brat"?!?
"Curious" - "high energy"??
Guess he don't take after his mom??
He, he, he!
"RF"
(At least, he's got a good heart!)
Well !! He's exactly like his Mom....I left out extremely sensitive

I've got to get some work done or we will end up at the food bank I spent all my money on shoes and bling for the wedding
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Happy hunting!
Good luck!!
("Break a leg"!)
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Happy hunting!
Good luck!!
("Break a leg"!)
"RF"
Thanks Bud, Actually I'm having a good spring, but I have to keep everyone happy.
Have a good day
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #27
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Driving stories reminded me of a time I nearly killed myself. I was about 13, and a friend had some land in rural Newark, IL. It was about 15 acres, but only about 1-2 acres wide (so long and thin). Half of the property was woods, the other half was open grass that his dad kept mowed short for us to ride 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. Wile riding a 4-wheeler, there was an area where it sloped slightly towards the woods. I hit something (rut, log) and lost control, heading for the woods. Couldn't do a thing but try to hold on, which made me squeeze the throttle harder. I hit a tree of about 1.5" caliper, ran it right the heck over, down and up. Then I hit another tree - a big one. Somehow as I was thrown off the front of the quad, I did not hit the tree. I have no idea how. Instead I went sailing off into the woods, inverted (feet up in the air, head along the ground) and banged my head along the way. I got up dazed, but alright. My helmet had a crack in the back of it.

And since everyone has an eye story: About the same age, I was with my brother wandering around outside with BB and pellet guns. We found an old trailer tire on the rim, and got the idea that we would shoot it and it would blow up, just like in the movies. He had a BB gun, and I a pellet gun. Not a little spring loaded gun, but a CO2 powered semi-auto job. We decided mine was the one for the job. I lined up and took aim from about 20' away. I pulled the trigger and watched the pellet in slow motion hit the tire and come straight back up the barrel to hit me directly in the right eye. "HOLY CRAP - I SHOT MY EYE OUT" was my instant thought! I went down to the ground with my eye closed, holding it. I did not want to remove my hand and find out I blinded myself. I took my hand away and everything was blurred. My little brother looked at me and said "oh my god, you have a hole in your eye with blood coming out of it."

We ran home and I went to the bathroom mirror. There was not a hole in my eye, just a dark circle where the pellet had impacted it. Everything was fine. It hit about 1/8" away from the iris, on the white of the eye on the side near the nose. It was a little numb/sore, but nothing really more than that. It was probably about that time that I got really keen on eye safety. I wear ANSI z87.1 sunglasses or safety glasses at almost all times.
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In 1998 / 1999 I worked at a Nissan Pontiac Dealership as a runner (or lot dude).

Wednesday was auction day. Basically anything with over 100K miles taken on trade-in and other stuff the managers felt they couldn't sell was taken to the auction.

We had lots of fun times doing auction runs.... sometimes we'd get some real interesting vehicle. If there were too many cars we'd "play sandwich" - we'd put dealer plates on the first car and the last car and me and the other young guy would drive really really really really close to each other in between 2 other cars.... seemed like a good idea at the time.

Anyway .... you took regular roads for about 2 miles, then 5 miles on the highway and then another 2 miles on regular roads and you were at the auction.

Wednesday rolls around ... auction day. I ended up with a 1988 Grand Am ... POS. There were a lot of us this day so we never got above 20 mph before we were almost on the highway so I baaaaarely used the brakes. Light turns yellow, 99% of the time I would have gone through it which would have put me right on the highway, but for some reason this day I chose to stop - hit the brakes. Guess what - only the rear brakes on this car worked!!!! You know what happens when you hit only the rear brakes in a car with no shocks? The rear end of the car raises up about 6" and your car does a 180!

No clue what caused me to hit the brakes and make this "discovery" before I got on the highway, but If I had made that discovery getting off the highway offramp I think I would not have been so lucky.

I took a detour to the auction that night that did not involve the highway and I downshifted .... a lot

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Back in 2005, I was drilling a pilot hold in a metal door frame with I thought was a nice dewalt bit. Turned out the supply tech switched suppliers to save a few bucks and got some no name brand drill bits. Anyway, the bit caught on a piece of metal on the inside and literally shattered. The only pieces of bit remaining were about a 1/4" piece sticking out of the drill and about a 1/2" piece sticking out of my eye. Somehow it made its way under my safety glasses and stuck in the white part of my eye. Missing my pupil by literally the width of about 5 sheets of paper.

The Dr. put some purple drops in my eye and ran a black light over it and pulled out chunks of metal for about 10 mins. It looked aweful for about 5 days, but no harm was done. I didn't even feel anything. I didn't know but the whites of your eyes are numb and they heal EXTREMELY fast.

Could have been worse.

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