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Jun 27, 2022 - 4:45:32 PM

mander

USA

4944 posts since 10/7/2007

msn.com/en-us/news/crime/too-m...r-AAYVAtU

Years ago, a cook came at me with a kitchen knife because a customer ordered mayo for his sandwich. Another cook grabbed him and held him until he dropped the knife. Given the remoteness of the restaurant, I would be resting in a shallow grave and my family would still be wondering what happened to me, if not for his quick reaction.

Jun 27, 2022 - 6:28:38 PM
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slammer

USA

3690 posts since 12/30/2008

People just don’t get it…………..that would NEVER happen with Miracle Whip!!!
Just say No…….to Mayo !!! Go Miracle Whip!!!
Slammer!!!

Jun 27, 2022 - 6:31:30 PM
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STUD

USA

36061 posts since 3/5/2008

Nope....
No mental illness there....

Jun 27, 2022 - 7:57:38 PM
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donc

Canada

6980 posts since 2/9/2010

I recently read that many years ago on the B.C. coast a cook at a logging camp lost his mind. He stood up on a lunch room table and started shooting above everyone's heads as he took out windows ,walls, and scared the stuffing out of a few loggers. The place was on an island in the middle of nowhere. 1 1/2 days later one police constable and a boat operator arrived in a small boat. He arrested the cook who had since calmed down. The cook was taken to see a judge back on the mainland and nobody ever saw him again. We always think of the past being a simpler life but I'm sure they saw their share of danger.

Jun 28, 2022 - 3:56:32 AM
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Helix

USA

15690 posts since 8/30/2006

A cook at a logging camp? If you complained about the food, they made you the cook? You mean the new cook rolled a moose turd into camp and rolled a pie crust and served it for lunch?
And the biggest, toughest logger took a bite? And said?
"My goodness, I do believe 'tis moose turd pie!"

"But it's good, though."


Edited by - Helix on 06/28/2022 03:57:12

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:21:15 AM

WesB

USA

439 posts since 12/17/2014

I was thinking Utah Phillips too, Larry. And, not only that, he was the first to wire a head for a reservation......

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:45:29 AM
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13265 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

People just don’t get it…………..that would NEVER happen with Miracle Whip!!!
Just say No…….to Mayo !!! Go Miracle Whip!!!
Slammer!!!


Too bad this site doesn't have a "thumbs down" button??

Jun 29, 2022 - 5:38:50 AM

KCJones

USA

1750 posts since 8/30/2012

Just another hot summer day in Atlanta. There's probably been half a dozen shootings since that article was posted. These types of altercations have a singular common theme.

Jun 29, 2022 - 6:21:07 AM

Owen

Canada

11395 posts since 6/5/2011

Steven: "These types of altercations have a singular common theme."

I don't pretend to be well-informed about such matters, but I'm thinking there are probably several singular common themes.   ... or that I don't completely get your drift.

Jun 29, 2022 - 6:32:24 AM

1633 posts since 9/6/2019

quote:
Originally posted by KCJones

Just another hot summer day in Atlanta. There's probably been half a dozen shootings since that article was posted. These types of altercations have a singular common theme.


Probably a lot of beatings and stabbings too.

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Jun 29, 2022 - 9:35:58 AM

13265 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by KCJones

Just another hot summer day in Atlanta. There's probably been half a dozen shootings since that article was posted. These types of altercations have a singular common theme.


I'm in Atlanta now visiting my son.  I just read this morning that a rapper's (Ludicrous.... or something like that) manager was just shot and killed and another one or two wounded in an upscale Buckhead neighborhood. When we were getting gas the other evening there were a couple of men at the pump behind us getting gas in a two liter plastic jug. Before he got out of his truck he grabbed his knife off the glove compartment and out it in his back pocket.  His work place is adjacent to a crime ridden neighborhood in downtown Atlanta and says you just can't believe the things he sees going on. He said you can't be too careful.

Jun 29, 2022 - 10:10:28 AM

raybob

USA

13577 posts since 12/11/2003

Reading the comment about a lumber camp reminded me of a story my dad used to tell about when he would go hunting with a few friends each fall. One of the guys was elected to be the cook while the others went out to hunt for the day. Everything would roll along like this until someone complained about the food, then that person became the cook until someone else complained, and so on. So if the current cook wanted to go out and hunt he would do what he could to get someone to complain about the food. Then he might ask at dinner how everyone liked the stew, or whatever. My dad's stock answer to this, no matter how awful the dish really tasted was, "It's just the way I like it". I have to admit that I use this answer myself sometimes. It's a great inside joke and can avoid daggers and other sharp things from being thrown around.

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:11:56 AM

1633 posts since 9/6/2019

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by KCJones

Just another hot summer day in Atlanta. There's probably been half a dozen shootings since that article was posted. These types of altercations have a singular common theme.


I'm in Atlanta now visiting my son.  I just read this morning that a rapper's (Ludicrous.... or something like that) manager was just shot and killed and another one or two wounded in an upscale Buckhead neighborhood. When we were getting gas the other evening there were a couple of men at the pump behind us getting gas in a two liter plastic jug. Before he got out of his truck he grabbed his knife off the glove compartment and out it in his back pocket.  His work place is adjacent to a crime ridden neighborhood in downtown Atlanta and says you just can't believe the things he sees going on. He said you can't be too careful.


The levels of violence in some of our cities is amazing. I used to live on the Illinois side of the river from St Louis. That place was crazy. Riding the metro from the base to the airport was always an experience. I only ever went over there if I absolutely had to. The west end of the town I lived in was East St Louis. Thankfully, the violence there didn't really spill into the other side of town very often.

Jun 30, 2022 - 5:41:01 PM

mander

USA

4944 posts since 10/7/2007


The levels of violence in some of our cities is amazing. I used to live on the Illinois side of the river from St Louis. That place was crazy. Riding the metro from the base to the airport was always an experience. I only ever went over there if I absolutely had to. The west end of the town I lived in was East St Louis. Thankfully, the violence there didn't really spill into the other side of town very often.


You think that, but have you ever gone to the websites that allow you to see the crime rates in your neighborhood, when the individual homes are marked for the reasons the police were called? Creepy! And also, not really accurate. We had creepy neighbors whose deeds should have been on the map, but weren't because technically, they didn't live there. They were visiting relatives, who like to set things on fire, or peep into windows, or cook meth in the garage... but they didn't live there, so they didn't count. There are times ignorance is bliss. If only I could be allowed to be ignorant!

Jun 30, 2022 - 6:59:17 PM

Owen

Canada

11395 posts since 6/5/2011

Probably irrelevant, or at best off onto a tangent, but just t'other day some analyst or other mentioned on the radio that the risk of a Joe Schmoe citizen in Winnipeg, MB [pop. approx .7 million] dying due to criminal activity is [statistically??] approaching zero.

Jul 1, 2022 - 9:57:09 AM

bubbalouie

Canada

16018 posts since 9/27/2007

I used to be able to pass into the U.S. without I.D. when i was younger & had lots of fun there. My wife used to bug me to get my passport to take the Clipper or the Black Ball ferry down to Washington. She knows I'm a procrastinator but I was really holding out until she gave up! I figure us yocals would be targeted as soon as we got off the boat! She said yesterday she has no desire to go back there. Whew!

Jul 3, 2022 - 1:59:10 PM
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WesB

USA

439 posts since 12/17/2014

On a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles, a fellow was seated next to a guy who was very, very nervous. So nervous that he was shaking. The guy asked him what was bothering him. He explained that he had been transferred to Los Angeles by his company and he was extremely concerned about the crime rate there. His fellow passenger tried to calm him down. "It's not so bad" her said. "Much of what you read is blown out of proportion". The fellow calmed down and then thanked him for alleviating his fears. Then he asked him what he did for a living. "I'm a tail-gunner on a Budweiser truck", he replied.

Jul 3, 2022 - 3:09:44 PM

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630 posts since 2/20/2013

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