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my neighbor just came over

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 06:28 pm
and borrowed a cup of sugar.

I can honestly say no one has ever done that with me before.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:28 pm
@chai2,
No one has ever come and borrowed a cup of sugar from me either, come to think of it. What's it like?
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:38 pm
@Arella Mae,
Well, I thought it went rather smoothly.

You know how it is when you clean out the lint thingie in the dryer?

Not so much different than that.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:45 pm
Hmmm, although...that might not be a good comparison.

A year or so ago a good friend of mine shared with me how when he was a kid he loved to be the one to clean out the lint thing.

About 4 relatives all lived next to each other, and he was in and out of their houses all day. He went into his aunts house, and she was leaned over into the drier.

He ran and yelled "let me! let me!"

When he got up to her he realized she'd died and fallen into the drier.

So now that's what I think about when I clean the lint out of the drier.

So, I guess comparing that to borrowing a cup of sugar isn't quite right.

Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:45 pm
@chai2,
Oh, okay. So if it ever happens to me I'll be sure to have the appropriate reaction. Seriously though, I think things like that are kind of a thing of the past. Seems more and more people stay to themselves.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:46 pm
@chai2,
Oh my! That couldn't have been a good experience.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:48 pm
my grandfather died directing traffic around a dead mule.

some woman was too busy rubbernecking the mule and hit him.

she was probably on the way to the store to buy sugar.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:51 pm
@chai2,
I used to borrow back and forth with my nebbor Dee.

she had been my kitchen helper at the bar. and moved 3 doors down when I was still in town.

cup of sugar, coupla eggs. box of milk. whatever I was short of for dinner. the store is 15 miles away.

I always brought her some leftovers, and we still share a homecooked meal on occasion.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:53 pm
@chai2,
I never knew either of my grandfathers. The other once died like 2 days before I was born, and the way my mother tells it, it put her into labor.

I doubt that, she was overly dramatic.

so, I don't really feel any kid of grandfatherly attachment.

When I first heard the dead mule story I was probably about 5, and I remember looking at whoever told me thinking "That's the damndest thing I ever heard. I can't believe they are actually telling me this with a straight face."

The few times I have shared that bit of info with someone, I have always cracked up.

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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:54 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

I used to borrow back and forth with my nebbor Dee.

she had been my kitchen helper at the bar. and moved 3 doors down when I was still in town.

cup of sugar, coupla eggs. box of milk. whatever I was short of for dinner. the store is 15 miles away.

I always brought her some leftovers, and we still share a homecooked meal on occasion.


Have you and Dee ever made the beast with two backs?

Or, is that too personal a question?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 07:55 pm
@chai2,
is that a pork dish...?
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:00 pm
@Rockhead,
It's ususally made with swinging sirloin.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:01 pm
So anyway

How long do you think it's appropriate to wait before I bring up getting my cup of sugar returned?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:02 pm
@chai2,
no.

I'm saving myself for marriage...

you gotta go borrow one back.

but give her a week to restock it, just in case.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:06 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

So anyway

How long do you think it's appropriate to wait before I bring up getting my cup of sugar returned?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Make sure to ask for interest, too.

Or, take it out in kind. Wink

So, is this guy a baker?
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:11 pm
@Reyn,
Yeah, it's a guy, not a woman.

He works out on oil rigs, so he's not home for a week at a time.

I guess I should him him, what? 3 weeks? a month?

I'll have to mark my calendar.

Bill's only got one eye.
The other one was shot out when he was nine years old.

He was out dove shooting with his father and brother.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:15 pm
@chai2,
Who the heck actually goes to a neighbour and borrows a cup of sugar anyways, eh?

Sounds like it was really an excuse to check you out. Laughing
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:18 pm
@Reyn,
actually, wally answered the door, and those 2 went into the kitchen together.

I heard him saying something about salt, so I rushed in there to tell wally to make sure to give him the kosher salt.

He didn't say salt though, and they didn't know what I was talking about, so as you can imagine, confusion reigned.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:19 pm
@chai2,
I hope you asked for a written I.O.U.

You'll never see that sugar back otherwise. Wink
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:21 pm
@Reyn,
I know, that's what I'm worried about.

I better find out when he's got to go back out to the oil fields.
 

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