Not deer in the headlights. But, dumber than a bag of doorknobs!
Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.
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I gave my grandson an analog watch for his 9th birthday and he knows how to read it just fine. I'm biased but he does seem to be a little smarter than the average fourth grader. Bet he could lock a door as well if need be.
“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”
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Slightly off topic, but I see you where in college from 1990-1995 and your location is Shenandoah Valley VA…Did you by chance go to JMU from 90-95?
No sir, Appalachian State
They all seem smarter then.
Then they hit the stupid wall somewhere around Jr High, sometimes a little later. Where the combination or public school, Tv (and now internet) and the bizarro world our county's become, combines to makes them idiots.
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Look at their parents who hire everything done - housecleaning, lawnmowing, pool care, basic maintenance, etc. All the kids learn from Mommy & Daddy is call "the guy." They don't get the benefit of watching Mom & Dad do it when young, then working alongside Mom & Dad once a little older, and then doing it on their own with Mom & Dad available for questions.
I have two neighbors who mow their own lawn, but spend $100 every year to have their lawnmower blade sharpened and oil changed (we're talking 21" or 22" self-propelled mowers not tractors). I told them that it's $3.50 per year for a DIY oil change with Wal-mart lawnmower oil, and for $25 they can have a sharpening set-up (HF angle grinder, flap disc, clamp, and a balancer) that'll last 20 years. I even offered to teach them how to do it, but instead all I got was "why don't you do it as a favor?" I countered that I'd rather teach them how to do it and got deer in the headlights. Fine, take your blade off, bring it over Saturday morning, I'll sharpen yours while I sharpen mine, and I'll even show you how to change your own oil. Zero people show up (I suspect they don't know how to take the blade off and were too embarrassed to push their whole mower over), but they all had time to drop their mower off at shop for 2 weeks and fork over $100.
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
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is a Steyr.
Next would be explaining how to set dwell and file down a set of points? Na!
You'll need to get them some doorknobs that work with a cell phone app and put the instructions on TikTok.
Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.
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Get some fake QR codes and paste them next to the knobs - the ones on the doors I mean, not the ones that can't open them.
These Gen Z’s make the millennials look like fucking all stars. Gen Z is the worst thing to ever hit the USA. It’s a plague on society. Helicopter/friend parents, little screens, and social media have turned them all into fucking dipshits. “You mean I have to exert effort and push a button to lock the door? Ohmygerd”.
With every post on here (mine included) that talks about this stuff, I’m just getting more and more motivated to move to the rural 5 acres I purchased a few months ago. Moving there is in my prayers 5-6 times a day. I want to get away from all of it. I mean all of it.
What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone
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Nope, they'd be 'deer in the headlights' wondering what a matchbook is!
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Time to hijack the thread and mention I am a Troy grad. You guys gave us one of our only 2 losses last season. What a heartbreaker of a game. I'm sorry we are not scheduled this season, but maybe we can meet up in the SBC championship.
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We have actually discussed this a couple times. Putting it on Youtube, then when we get them, just emailing them the link. But of course I like my job and need to justify my paycheck.
I did make up little printed photo diagrams with instructions explaining the solution to this problem and a couple other complex issues like turning the key all the way one direction to lock it and all the way the other to unlock it. Because if you go and no one's there, you can lock it for them, but eventually you'll end up there again. And I got tired of writing notes and drawing diagrams.
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I was in college 40 years ago, and there were probably as many dummies then, too. One of my neighbors had a leaky sink. I casually mentioned that she could probably fix it herself by using some teflon tape and tightening it up. She just wrapped teflon tape around the outside of the leaking joint.
Many kids are used to dad and mom doing everything. And some are congenitally unable to think for themselves, and the mystifying push button door lock will defeat those every time.
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
I have drifted away from my original point. The t-shirt. When I saw it, like I said I knew what the problem was going to be. Because I knew what I was dealing with. But I also felt a little sorry for her. Young and stupid. This young girl, with her empty head and her heart full of what she thinks are good intentions. So easily swayed to give away her money (or her parents money) and donate to this group.
Not surprising or unusual. I'm used to it I guess? (or not) It's still disappointing to see them so predictable, so cliche.
I refer to the university in two ways. "The Stupid Factory." Or, The State Liberal Indoctrination Center and diploma factory.
Archie Bunker never answered the door.
I don't answer my door.
Anyone I'm willing to see knows not to knock on it.
But I don't ask people to come over and then not answer the door.
I had to write a letter to a officer of the Maine State Police a few years ago explaining my one criminal conviction back in 1978. (Which is now a misdemeanor) .. In that letter I wrote, "you have to understand I was a young man in college being stupid." I then had to apologize for being redundant.
My Native American Name:
"Runs with Scissors"
Since I'm sitting here killing time, this one just showed up on my computer screen...
"The door doesn't work. The door won't lock. And even if it's locked, it automatically opens after a while."
"The door doesn't work." (Does it not fill the door frame? Won't swing?)
"The door won't lock.
And even if it's locked.." (wait, you just said it wouldn't lock?)
"..it automatically opens after a while." (You mean like ghosts? Oh I'm not going there!)
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