OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:00 pm
@plainoldme,
plainoldme wrote:
That's not funny. Your joke fell flat.
What "joke"? It was a question, not a joke.


plainoldme wrote:
No one can possibly be ignorant of what a resale shop is but pretending not to know to "put people down" is not cute.
I never heard of a "resale shop"; just asking.
I think we are allowed to ask on this forum.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:01 pm
@Philis,
Philis wrote:
I didn't get the punchline of the joke?
Nor did I; maybe she is hallucinating.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 01:15 pm
I did. It was funny.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 02:21 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
I did. It was funny.
Please enlighten us: what was the punch line, Jack ?
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 03:02 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I think he and POM are referring to when you said you never heard beer growl or say anything. Rolling Eyes Whatever. It was not a put down and I don't understand how anyone could think it was. You do not normally engage in that kind of comment. But POM is sensitive, as you may have noticed, and leaps to the wrong conclusions at times.

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 07:21 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
I think he and POM are referring to when you said you never heard beer growl or say anything. Rolling Eyes Whatever. It was not a put down and I don't understand how anyone could think it was. You do not normally engage in that kind of comment. But POM is sensitive, as you may have noticed, and leaps to the wrong conclusions at times.
Then I confused it with something else. Plain had alleged that I made a joke that was "not cute"
when, in fact, I only asked a question about the significance of a term
that I had not heard of before. I did not know what it meant.
Plain had said on one of these threads that she had "upbraided" me [ put down ]
because of my alleged faux pas in this matter.

Admittedly, I did not read further back on this thread to refresh my memory;
perhaps I caused confusion. I dunno. Thanks for helping to straighten it out, Mame.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 07:29 pm
@Mame,
OK, now (having checked above) I see that this is the same thread
including what Plain alleged was a "joke" that was "not cute" from me.

My comment that: "maybe she is hallucinating"
was in reference to my allegedly having made a joke
concerning the description of "resale stores" not growlers.
(The "growlers" were something else, unrelated.)

I hope that Jack will help me out with his elucidation
of the humor that he found, so that I can enjoy it too.

( I don 't think we will hear from Jack. )





David
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 08:11 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
As a man who is in his 70s, if not his 80s, you can not possibly be ignorant of the existence of resale shops. Even were you so unaware, you should be able . . . as someone of your age and experience . . . to figure out from context what a resale shop is.

Therefore, this can not be a genuine question but is a means of insulting everyone contributing to this thread. You are posing as a person who feels himself superior to others. The smallness of your gesture reveals the very ugly truth about you.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 08:20 pm
@Mame,
You seem unable to follow the line of conversation as well. So, I will call your bluff and tell you that David's disingenuous question . . . what is a resale shop . . . was offensive. Anyone able to follow context should be able to derive that.

David is pretending to be what used to be called one of our "betters."

It is patently an insult.

I was in no way upset when he asked what a growler is . . . that a single man of advanced age who probably does not entertain does not know the nickname of a half gallon of beer is not surprising. I was as happy to inform him as Monterey was. I also added that the beer when packaged in half gallon jugs it is thought that gas within makes a growling sound.

However, this alleged superiority that David adopts is offensive.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 08:39 pm
@Philis,
There are five people on a plane . . . the pilot and four passengers who are known as the rabbi, the priest, the hippie and the smartest man in the world. . . but there are only four parachutes.

The pilot, rather than observing the tradition of the captain and going down with the ship, takes a parachute, leaving three for the four passengers.

The one known as the "smartest man in the world" without asking permission of his copassengers, takes one of those precious parachutes. Or so we think. That leaves two for three remaining men.

The priest and rabbi act as good men of the cloth and good democrats with a small d should. Each offers gallantly to go down with the ship but both agree that the hippie should save himself because he is still quite young.

The hippie turns out to be the wisest of all. He is the only one that noticed that the ALLEGED smartest man in the world . . . which I reduced to an acronym smitw . . . took his backpack. So, the hippie who is smarter than everyone else on board can reward the heroic priest and self-sacrificing rabbi with the news that there is a parachute for everyone.

In the meantime, the smitw crashed to his death, wearing the hippie's backpack.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 08:42 pm
Sitting back to see plainoldme to instruct mame...
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 08:50 pm
@ossobuco,
If it weren't for thrift shops, I would be the queen of rags . . . well, not quite.

After I moved to my current house, I found a thrift that gives its proceeds to the local VA and to the hospice attached to the biggest hospital in town. For $18, I bought a grey Pendleton blazer, an olive cashmere turtleneck, a handknit Fair Isle in shades of grey and black silk trousers. For the same amount of money, I bought a pink wool blazer and matching pink cotton t-neck and one pair each of lined wool slacks in grey and black. My last visit netted a pair of new Pendleton khakis and a pair of more casual cropped pants in a stone color for $10 . . . expensive for cotton slacks!

There is nothing like a thrift! Whenever someone compliments me on my clothes, I add up what it cost me to dress that day. When I am well turned out for about the price of two lattes, I feel pretty good.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 May, 2010 09:44 pm
@plainoldme,
plainoldme wrote:
As a man who is in his 70s, if not his 80s, you can not possibly be ignorant of the existence of resale shops.
Re-iterating: I have never heard that frase used before the last 3 days.
What u believe to be POSSIBLE is false.




plainoldme wrote:
Even were you so unaware, you should be able . . . as someone of your age and experience . . .
to figure out from context what a resale shop is.
On A2K, it is permitted to ask a QUESTION.
I did so.

U persist in making a big deal about it.






plainoldme wrote:
Therefore, this can not be a genuine question but is a means
of insulting everyone contributing to this thread.
Are u obsessively devoted to ingestion of LSD, Plain, or are these delusions beyond your control ??
U might consider soliciting the help of a mental health care professional; maybe a free public health clinic for the indigent?
(but that is really none of my business)






plainoldme wrote:
You are posing as a person who feels himself superior to others.
Yet MORE delusive falsity resulting from your sense of personal inferiority and your professional inadequacy, Plain.






plainoldme wrote:
The smallness of your gesture reveals the very ugly truth about you.
There is a very ugly world of fantasy in living in your head, Plain.
U really must make an effort to distinguish between your nightmares and reality.

PLEASE, Let 's not continue polluting this FUN thread with more ill will. Stop already.





David
Philis
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 09:02 pm
What do most men know about shopping?? Not much. I give donations to the goodwill and the DAV. They always call me and I give. I also shop at goodwill because it is the best in this area. However, in our town some pentecost women opened a thrift store and I will probably not go in there. I find them snotty and probably overpriced. There I said it, pentecost women seem snotty.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 09:17 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I'll speak up for david in that I hadn't heard of consignment shops until a trip to visit friends in san francisco, and haven't myself - if there are consignment shops in LA, I missed them. l had not heard of shops of being called resale. Maybe that is an eastern u.s. thing.



The thing is, pom, you tend to denigrate all who disagree with you. As someone who has disagreed with myself over time, I'd then find myself doing self immolation, were I, you. But also, lambasting is not very useful. I admit I do it, but when I do, it is often weak. Mocking people, a big red herring.

plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 09:27 pm
@ossobuco,
No, I do not denigrate people who disagree with me. I do meet insult with insult but I will never insult first and I never have.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 09:32 pm
@plainoldme,
I have news for you, you do it all the time, even on fun threads.
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aidan
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 09:48 pm
@OmSigDAVID,

David asked a couple of pages back why I would consider Osso 'quirky'.

I like the way she segues from one topic to another in a lot of her posts. She writes as she thinks and sometimes it's obvious that her thoughts dart and flit around and alight on this or that which brings to mind the other thing...it's just fun and amusing to read and I'd say sort of quirky.

I recognize it - because I tend to do it myself, all the time. I'll be talking with someone about something and then they'll say one word and I'll say, 'Oh, that reminds me of thus and such...which reminds them of something which reminds me of something and then after about fifteen minutes you look at one another and say, 'What were we talking about?'

I like those sort of unregimented thinkers and communicators.

(Can you believe the birds are now chirping at 4:00 in the morning and it stays light until nine now? That gives me about seven hours of dark and quiet in which to sleep- this is the time of year I have to start making time for naps because I get up so early).
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 10:03 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Re: Philis (Post 3979366)
Philis wrote:
Quote:
I didn't get the punchline of the joke?

David wrote:
Quote:
Nor did I; maybe she is hallucinating.


The punchline of the joke is that the smartest man in the world was not really that smart - he picked up the hippie's backpack and jumped out of the plane with it thinking it was a parachute.

*sorry, I just saw that plainoldme already explained it. I thought it was clever too.
Philis
 
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Reply Tue 4 May, 2010 10:04 pm
@aidan,
I have a mockingbird that starts @ 1 am and he mocks the other birds by using their calls.
I do conversations the same why ...I say "o that reminds me..."
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