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The Idiot Defense

 
 
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:00 am
@jespah,
Hmm...her thinking is along these lines
"Granny died, I always think of weeds when I think of granny."

...and people think I'm strange...
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:28 am
@jespah,
You got more apology than 99% of us ever get....

Take it and run with it; at least she values your goodwill.

You are the 1%.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:41 am
@DrewDad,
True. I still got it when it comes to doling out Jewish guilt.

And - we now have a new excuse around here. No matter what the problem is, "I thought it was a weed." is the reason. It covers everything!

"Why'd ya forget to pay the mortgage this month, jes?"
"I thought it was a weed."


See? Poifect!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:41 am
@jespah,
mebbe Granny liked to weed and she was doing a random act of good weeding in her honour

by definition, a weed is a plant in the wrong place. they taught me that in university.

I think lawns are weeds.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:53 am
@jespah,
sweet - can I use this excuse too?!
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:53 am
@ehBeth,
I was thinking about that very thing as I was out tending the flowers. Huge swaths of the prairie were covered by grass. Why?

I came to the conclusions that grass is just a really successful weed.
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 07:58 am
I think you're being too hard on the girl, Jes . . . from Wikipedia:

Quote:
Iris is a genus of 260 [1] -300 [2] species of common, noxious weeds with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.[3] As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all such weeds, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera of common noxious weeds.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:01 am
@DrewDad,
for the antelope to play
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:08 am
@Linkat,
Go fer it!
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:08 am
@Setanta,
But as you can see, that entry was written by ISB! Wink

'Cause I thought it was a weed.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:36 am
Oh jes, I haven't read past your first post yet.

I had to go get a 2nd cuppa to sit back and enjoy!
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:47 am
@DrewDad,
Depending on your perspective about the evolution of the species, humans could be looked at as successful weeds.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:56 am
Don't you see jes?
That was deflection.

My grandmother died, you have to forgive me, otherwise I'll feel worse and then it'll be your fault.

In any event, I agree w/ Drew Dad. Regardless how clumsy, it was an apology.
I thing it took a lot to come back, up to your door, with an apology gift.

Take it.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 09:18 am
@chai2,
Yeah, I know (the flowers are in a vase in the kitchen). I don't hate her. It's more just ... wtf at this point in time.

Open letter to ISB's granny (to be delivered via séance)

Dear Granny,

ISB free-associates you with weeding. Just thought you might like to know.

Love, jes
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 09:27 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
But - egad - what is this, the Idiot Defense? My excuse is that I am too ******* dumb to figure out that this might, I dunno, actually not be mine for the taking???


she wasn't taking, she was weeding

it was meant to be a good deed



(and around here, once it's through the fence, it's fair game for the other side - maybe she was weeding for the neighbours)
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Foofie
 
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 06:27 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

I don't work in a cubicle, Foofie and I was the secretary's superior - you'd think she had more sense than that.


Since I was not there, and do not know the people involved, it would be foolish for me to continue this. I only related my experience.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 5 May, 2012 12:54 pm
It's the idiot defense alright, but we are the idiots.
I had a probationer who, while driving to a job, saw an open garage door. A couple of hours later, he goes on a lunch break, drives by and sees (!) the garage door is still open.
Stops down the block, moseys on back, up the driveway, into the garage and (Eureka!) finds a nice chain saw and a not-too-heavy tool box which he then proceeds to carry back to his car.
When the cops came to get him (some neighbor had written down a description of him, the car and his license plate that was a page long and accurate down to the tobacco company name on his hat.) he was actually a little put-out.
"Lead us not into temptation," He shouted, "Just how much temptation must a man take?"
"Put your hands behind your back." said the cop.
"I would have never took anything if they had closed that door!"

Yup.

Joe(Five years at Stringtown,,,,)Nation
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 5 May, 2012 01:03 pm
@Joe Nation,
you can tell a lot about a man by the free advertising he does.

never trust a little guy in a redman hat...
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 04:32 pm
I was thinking about this situation today as I trotted around Inwood Park.
(Yes, I was really bored.)
Jes: I think you missed a bet. The girl is fourteen or so, an age of nearly complete inability to make good judgements; this would have been an excellent opportunity to be a friend to her, to teach her about flowers and gardens and maybe make a friend for yourself.

(Who knows, maybe an enthusiastic weeder for your garden?)

Joe(anyway, it's not too late)Nation
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 04:42 pm
@Joe Nation,
What Joe said.

I'd feel pretty good about it now, if I were you.

She clearly thought a lot about what happened and wanted to make amends. Her amends weren't perfect, but she did try.

I think she learned something....just like the boys do at the end of South Park . shows.
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