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    Abe's out with list monthly list of big spenders:

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    I actually have this one. Of course it aint in good shape...
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    Hey Squire, Did I mention it was my Birthday next month?
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    Well....happy birthday. Maybe Abe can get you in touch with one of these big spenders and they can get you something nice. me, I try to keep up on the forum birthdays for the thread. But you gotta put it on you profile.
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    Wow those are some prices!

    God i struggled getting out of bed this morning, and it was sunny too. Didn't help that i got a hell of a lot of abuse from some school kids on my walk to work today, and just for reading a book! Now i'm 6'5" tall with a lot of hair and a bit of a beard, i thought i would look intimidating, but some kids just don't care. I stood up to them though, didn't want to take any shit from them ... might walk a different way tomorrow

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    Good lord, Tom! How old are these "kids"? I've got a mental picture of some six year olds making fun of you for not watching where you're going. Just throw a booger curse on them and go on your way.

    "Pick 'em out,
    Roll 'em out,
    Flick 'em at a friend.
    7 seven years
    Of bad luck for you
    In the end!."

    But certianly don't take another route t owork!
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    I would say they are 14/15 as the secondary school isn't far from my house! I just don't understand the logic of these kids, (i wouldn't) but what if i was someone to just turn around and smack one in the head? I was never brought up to act like that!

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    Well, Tom, seriously, yuou can't let them get to you. Just keep doing your own thing and ignore 'em. Maybe laugh at yourself along with them. That always worked for me. Eventually these hooligans will leave you alone.
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    Yeah i guess you are right, I still might walk an alternate route for the next 2 days (i'm off on friday yay) to let things cool down because with my nerves i am apt to snap and do something i will regret.

    On a happier not though i finished another story last week and got a good review from a friend last night

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    Great! Keep on chugging! "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."
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    Buy a taser and spark it at them next time. They'll go running off and probably need a change of underwear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Buy a taser and spark it at them next time. They'll go running off and probably need a change of underwear.
    Assuming, of course, they're wearing any in the first place ... young people these days, honestly !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Well....happy birthday. Maybe Abe can get you in touch with one of these big spenders and they can get you something nice. me, I try to keep up on the forum birthdays for the thread. But you gotta put it on you profile.
    Duly noted!

    My brother told me he's just finished WAR & PEACE and said it was excellent! Maybe I should check it out - but maybe not stretching to that edition on Abe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito_Villa View Post
    Wow those are some prices!

    God i struggled getting out of bed this morning, and it was sunny too. Didn't help that i got a hell of a lot of abuse from some school kids on my walk to work today, and just for reading a book! Now i'm 6'5" tall with a lot of hair and a bit of a beard, i thought i would look intimidating, but some kids just don't care. I stood up to them though, didn't want to take any shit from them ... might walk a different way tomorrow
    Glad I left the UK. There are some real dicks out there and the thing is they know if you do retaliate, they can have you for assault. You probably confused them in the first place by reading a book, attacking what hurts their little heads!
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    <----ANGRY because even thought I work for a god damn security company you still can't trust people not to eat your lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You do not understand how pissed I am, this is not the first time this has happened.

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    So learn to eat what nobody else would eat, like.....peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches! (they're actually pretty good!)
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    I usually have bagels...no one goes after them but yesterday i went to eat one and they were bad so i ordered a ponzo which i ordered knowing it would feed me for two days considering its the size of my keyboard. I come in today and half of that half a ponzo is gone. The end piece too...the good part. I am so pissed I just don't understand how people do shit like that. Its not a big office, theres literally like 12 of us so its not like they're stealing a lunch from someone they don't know either.

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    Try tofurky on rye with soy cheese.Yum Yum Yum.Noone takes my lunch anymore.Alot of people do think that they are owed everything.Look at the thread on this forum from ungrateful costomers.Also you never know maybe someone can not afford to pack a lunch and are to proud to ask for help.

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    Ok, I have to ask. What is a Ponzo?

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    Another name for a pizza turnover

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    Do your own version of The Help chocolate pie.

    Then, when it's gone, post a note telling them what they ate.
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