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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: I survived the 300 post game Part 41


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chuckv97 - Posted - 04/02/2016:  14:39:37


Yeah - welcome to jailhouse sex....argh

OM45GE - Posted - 04/02/2016:  15:28:51


Rapists aren't very high in the jailhouse pecking order. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/02/2016:  16:31:42


their cell mate named Bubba might show them what it feels like

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/02/2016:  16:34:03


I'm trying not to visualize it......😝 👎

OM45GE - Posted - 04/02/2016:  17:21:42


I know. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/02/2016:  18:40:28


just punishment

OM45GE - Posted - 04/03/2016:  11:41:51


I don't think I would last very long in prison. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/03/2016:  13:01:01


Free food, free clothes, free room and board, lift weights all day, what's not to like?

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/03/2016:  13:13:04


Not sure if I'd want to be some big murderous jerk's bumboy

OM45GE - Posted - 04/03/2016:  16:23:57


Yeah what Chuck said. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/03/2016:  17:04:50


I must have overlooked that little detail...

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/03/2016:  20:42:59


Could always plead insanity - just tell the judge you play banjo

DeanT - Posted - 04/04/2016:  05:23:22


I don't think a banjo would last long in prison

dat - Posted - 04/04/2016:  10:28:27


quote:

Originally posted by DeanT

 

I don't think a banjo would last long in prison







Only in the movies



 



 



chuckv97 - Posted - 04/04/2016:  10:59:00


One of my favorite movies

dmiller - Posted - 04/04/2016:  11:03:42


And then there was Al Capone, in Alcatraz - - - > > >



OM45GE - Posted - 04/04/2016:  14:21:40


Nice clip. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/04/2016:  14:48:59


Uh,oh.....now we have one more stigma on the banjo - it's the preferred instrument of Mafia hoods. 😎

DeanT - Posted - 04/04/2016:  15:59:11


perfect prison instrument to hide stuff in

OM45GE - Posted - 04/05/2016:  05:02:18


And the strings can come in handy as garrotes. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/05/2016:  05:33:00


Co-rod skewers 

dat - Posted - 04/05/2016:  05:50:06


lots of hardware for multi purpose

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/05/2016:  11:24:10


There was an old general store near where we lived out in the country years ago. Gordon Robinson, the owner, still had bulk nails, screws, bolts,etc., and weighed them at the counter on this old beat up scale. He used the same scale to weigh freshly sliced ham. lol

dat - Posted - 04/05/2016:  11:32:37


We had a store like that when I was a kid, the cashier was in the middle of the store, the front was groceries, the right side was boots, shirts and britches, the back right was hardware, the left was meat market and the very back was feed and seed, the whole building wasn't but about 1500 square feet

DeanT - Posted - 04/05/2016:  17:10:05


We still have a local hardware store that sells small hardware by the pound. Last time I bought small screws there, $2 bought me a small lunch sack full (several hundred). Which beats LOWES who charges like $7.95 for a bubble package of 4 screws. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/05/2016:  17:23:25


Yeah,,the packaging costs more than the screws

OM45GE - Posted - 04/06/2016:  03:31:13


I shop at the locally owned stores whenever possible - even if it costs a bit more. 

dat - Posted - 04/06/2016:  05:42:35


over all, I think it's cheaper at the local owned in the long run, some things may be a little more, but it averages out less

DeanT - Posted - 04/06/2016:  07:10:16


we are running out of good local owned stores around here. All the old store fronts are turning into quick cash placesdead

OM45GE - Posted - 04/06/2016:  12:04:53


It is tough for a single store operation to compete with the big boxes and the Internet?

DeanT - Posted - 04/06/2016:  12:18:13


I'm guilty. I shop on the internet now for almost everything. I save a couple hundred dollars every year, just in running shoes, by shopping on the internet. I like local store, but I'm also not going to throw money away. I wanted some really good compression shorts for running. The local running store wanted $110 for them. I found them on a year end closeout for $31 on the internet. I might be willing to give the local store $5 more to help out... but not $79 more. 

dat - Posted - 04/06/2016:  12:22:59


I'm still not an internet shopper by choice, I like to go in and coonfinger the merchandise before I buy it, kinda like buying a car without test driving.  I have ordered things over the internet, but I would rather see it and touch it first

DeanT - Posted - 04/06/2016:  14:29:22


That's one of the biggest gripes our local running store has. Folks go in and try on shoes. When they find what they like, they say thanks, and then go home and order the same thing on the internet. I'm torn here. Again... I'd gladly give a local shop $5-$10 extra, a couple times a year, to help keep them around. Last month I found the shoes I wanted on the internet for $98. The local store had them for $170. I told them what I could get them for on the internet, and asked them what's the best they could do. They didn't want to budge, but would give me a 10% military discount, making them $163. I'm sorry, I just can't throw $65 away like that, and I got my shoes from the internet. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/06/2016:  17:30:05


"coonfinger" the merchandise ! I love the regional jargon...😄

dmiller - Posted - 04/06/2016:  21:49:08


I always try to make it a point to shop local if I can.  The Home Depot and Menards big box stores are a last resort if the local ACE Hardware store (locally owned and a couple blocks from my house) doesn't have what I need.  There used to be a hardware store across the river in Wisconsin that was a dream to go into.  Walking through that front door, you stepped back in time 75 to 100 years or so.





Berger Hardware was started in 1915, and remained pretty much the same until it closed in 1999.  They had 3 floors filled with bins of "stuff" for sale for farmers/ mechanics/ carpenters/ plumbers/ painters/ landscapers/ you-name-it.  The original Berger who started the store in 1915 passed away (I think) in the 60's or 70's and the store went to his son who ran it for another 20 or so years and then the store passed to his son.  He had health problems, and sold it to someone else who didn't really know how to run a hardware store.  He ended up closing the store, and having one-hell-uv-an-auction of the entire contents of the store.





 



At the top of this photo are the doors out to the street.  That's the owner on the stairway (in the middle of the store) leading up to the 2nd floor you see in the picture there (the balcony) also packed with merchandise, which goes all around the first floor, and then a 3rd floor full of "stuff" above that.  Click on the picture for the story about Berger's Hardware if you want.  I used to go there all the time when I first bought my house to buy "regular house fixer-upper items", but always ended up spending  hours and hours of looking at everything they had there.  It was like a museum of America as it used to be.


Edited by - dmiller on 04/06/2016 22:05:29

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2016:  02:55:59


I buy on line if the alternative is a big chain and I can save money. I figure it doesn't make any difference which big company gets my money.  If I go into a store and try something out or on I buy it there. 



Great story on Berger Hardware. 


Edited by - OM45GE on 04/07/2016 02:58:13

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2016:  06:25:22


The place we buy hardware by the pound is a lot like Bergers... you never know what cool stuff you will find, and you always buy stuff you didn't know you were looking for. 

dat - Posted - 04/07/2016:  07:40:36


getting to where it's hard not to do things on line, seems like everything wants you to log on, I still like dealing with people, but now a person answers the phone then tells you to go to the computer, used to be a machine answered then you got a person

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2016:  15:06:19


The only thing that remains the same, is change...

dat - Posted - 04/07/2016:  15:15:49


yep,  the only thing constant is change, but the rate that change changes, changes

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2016:  15:53:06


I feel like I come up a few cents short with all the change sometimes. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2016:  16:09:29


I gave up trying to keep up

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/07/2016:  16:13:02


Yeh,, what ever happened to 15 cent beer and 20 cent cigars?....

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2016:  16:18:40


When I was in my 20's there was a local steakhouse that had all you could eat prime rib on Thursday nights with $1.00 pitchers of beer. That works out to about fifteen cents a beer. We made complete gluttons of ourselves. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2016:  18:39:41


I still remember the milk man, and the big metal milk bottle bin on the front porch

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/07/2016:  21:56:07


The milk would freeze a bit, and push the tin foil lid up and out, with the frozen cream on top...yum...


Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/07/2016 22:00:22

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2016:  03:31:02


We had a fruit and veggie vendor who drove door to door. He would come in, take mom's order and bring the purchases in. 

DeanT - Posted - 04/08/2016:  06:40:30


I still shake the milk jug to this day, before pouring a glass of milk...

dat - Posted - 04/08/2016:  07:15:18


I do too, seems like the milk got colder in the glass jugs than the plastic ones, I know it's the same temp,  but it just seemed colder holding the glass bottle

DeanT - Posted - 04/08/2016:  08:35:35


Yep, milk and OJ was definitely colder longer in the glass jugs!

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