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    Thanks for the 'Hi' MaryKay. Ya up here in the boonies is where I be.LOL Brutal winter but the summers are fantastic, I live in the country with all my animals, no man, just the animals that are unconditional. Got my dse901 starter kit ordered yesterday and I'm so damn excited I can't stand it. 37 years of suckin on the charcoal stick is enough! I'm enjoying all the info and support on this sight for sure..DL

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    I am still excited and I have been on these e-thingies for about 23 days, been off analogs for 18 days. I don't need analogs anymore but still look at them with longing. I could never do this alone because my husband and mother smoke. That makes it so much harder to be strong. With these I can make it thru a day. I have gone down in nicotine from 18 to 6mg. I hit the high nic when I get antsy...lol
    The people here are really great. Most don't even bite.
    Mary

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    Default There are worse things than a bad hair day!

    So there I was…

    9am
    Hang on a minute - don’t you have to put it together for me?
    Oh! Just deliver… Okay! Now what…?
    Read the book, yeah there’s always a book on ‘how to’ isn’t there?
    WOW! A fitted kitchen has fewer bits than this. Maybe I should get rid of the packaging first.
    No! Wait! What if something‘s missing? I might have to pack it all up again.
    Good thinking… put the packing in the spare room just in case.

    12 noon
    Ah ha, this looks like the manual, now we are getting somewhere.
    Well! I would never have guessed that bit goes there in a million years.
    Still that’s science for you, always thinking up new ways to confuse you.
    And why do they insist on calling all the bits male and female couplings?
    Anyone would think I’ve bought a sex toy.
    Why can’t they just say, the bit with the prongs goes into the bit with the holes?
    Then we’d all know what they’re talking about.
    Bet a man wrote this.

    3pm
    Well it looks ok, no mysterious pieces left over, so it must work.
    Mind you, the only bit I recognise is the plug.
    Now according to the manual it will be as clear as a bell when I plug it in, so here goes.
    Houston we have lift-off.
    No we don’t.
    Oh God, I’ve killed it and I’ve not even tried it out yet.
    Don’t panic, slow down, and think about it.
    Right!
    Yes!
    Ok, ‘Techno law’ everything that uses electricity always has a little light somewhere when you plug in.
    Why?
    To show it’s working of course.
    Ok! No light, it’s broken.
    Time to consult the ‘powers that be’.
    Now if I can just find the number for customer… Bingo!
    Believe me they’ll get a piece of my mind; if, I ever get through to a real person that is.
    Yes I know all your operators are busy, you stupid voice, you’ve been telling me that for the last 35 minutes.

    4pm
    Oh helloooo, Jason, (hooray a human at last).
    Yes, I’ll tell you how you can help (if you let me get a word in, God how I hate smug know-alls)
    It’s faulty…
    Of course, I’ve plugged it in; nothing happened…
    Model number, err… where will I find that…?
    Ok, I see.
    Right it’s Model 79634…
    Yes that’s right, the man in the shop said it was…
    Bang up to date…
    So simple a child could operate it…
    Pardon… 57, not that it’s any of your business…
    Now listen mate, I know I won’t see 25 again and I didn’t grow up with this stuff, but it doesn’t mean I’m stupid and can’t grasp simple instructions.
    I maybe a bit over the hill, but I’m not ready for the knackers yard just yet.
    What!
    For your information, not being able to program the darn video does not mean I can’t get to grips with this hunk of mettle…
    What!
    Right… Ok…
    Apology accepted.
    Now, can we get on…?
    Yes, I have connected all the bits correctly; rest assured I am fully capable of reading an instruction manual.
    Extraordinary as it may sound, they had these places called schools when I was a child that taught reading & writing…
    Jason!
    Oh, don’t be such a baby…
    It was a joke…
    Can’t you take a joke?
    Ok, it’s a deal.
    If you stop crying, I’ll stop being sarcastic.
    What’s next then?
    No, no light.
    Did I what…?
    No of course, I didn’t push any buttons I’m not thick.
    Oh...!
    Now you’re joking right… please tell me you’re joking?
    There is absolutely no need to sound so smug Jason.
    Where will I find it then?
    Just a minute…
    Ah! There it is…
    No wait!
    There are four of them, which one…
    Oh yes, it would be wouldn’t it…
    The one with ‘on’ written above it.
    Ok, ok you can stop laughing now Jason, nobody’s perfect are they.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cas View Post
    So there I was…

    9am
    Hang on a minute - don’t you have to put it together for me?
    Oh! Just deliver… Okay! Now what…?
    Read the book, yeah there’s always a book on ‘how to’ isn’t there?
    WOW! A fitted kitchen has fewer bits than this. Maybe I should get rid of the packaging first.
    No! Wait! What if something‘s missing? I might have to pack it all up again.
    Good thinking… put the packing in the spare room just in case.

    12 noon
    Ah ha, this looks like the manual, now we are getting somewhere.
    Well! I would never have guessed that bit goes there in a million years.
    Still that’s science for you, always thinking up new ways to confuse you.
    And why do they insist on calling all the bits male and female couplings?
    Anyone would think I’ve bought a sex toy.
    Why can’t they just say, the bit with the prongs goes into the bit with the holes?
    Then we’d all know what they’re talking about.
    Bet a man wrote this.

    3pm
    Well it looks ok, no mysterious pieces left over, so it must work.
    Mind you, the only bit I recognise is the plug.
    Now according to the manual it will be as clear as a bell when I plug it in, so here goes.
    Houston we have lift-off.
    No we don’t.
    Oh God, I’ve killed it and I’ve not even tried it out yet.
    Don’t panic, slow down, and think about it.
    Right!
    Yes!
    Ok, ‘Techno law’ everything that uses electricity always has a little light somewhere when you plug in.
    Why?
    To show it’s working of course.
    Ok! No light, it’s broken.
    Time to consult the ‘powers that be’.
    Now if I can just find the number for customer… Bingo!
    Believe me they’ll get a piece of my mind; if, I ever get through to a real person that is.
    Yes I know all your operators are busy, you stupid voice, you’ve been telling me that for the last 35 minutes.

    4pm
    Oh helloooo, Jason, (hooray a human at last).
    Yes, I’ll tell you how you can help (if you let me get a word in, God how I hate smug know-alls)
    It’s faulty…
    Of course, I’ve plugged it in; nothing happened…
    Model number, err… where will I find that…?
    Ok, I see.
    Right it’s Model 79634…
    Yes that’s right, the man in the shop said it was…
    Bang up to date…
    So simple a child could operate it…
    Pardon… 57, not that it’s any of your business…
    Now listen mate, I know I won’t see 25 again and I didn’t grow up with this stuff, but it doesn’t mean I’m stupid and can’t grasp simple instructions.
    I maybe a bit over the hill, but I’m not ready for the knackers yard just yet.
    What!
    For your information, not being able to program the darn video does not mean I can’t get to grips with this hunk of mettle…
    What!
    Right… Ok…
    Apology accepted.
    Now, can we get on…?
    Yes, I have connected all the bits correctly; rest assured I am fully capable of reading an instruction manual.
    Extraordinary as it may sound, they had these places called schools when I was a child that taught reading & writing…
    Jason!
    Oh, don’t be such a baby…
    It was a joke…
    Can’t you take a joke?
    Ok, it’s a deal.
    If you stop crying, I’ll stop being sarcastic.
    What’s next then?
    No, no light.
    Did I what…?
    No of course, I didn’t push any buttons I’m not thick.
    Oh...!
    Now you’re joking right… please tell me you’re joking?
    There is absolutely no need to sound so smug Jason.
    Where will I find it then?
    Just a minute…
    Ah! There it is…
    No wait!
    There are four of them, which one…
    Oh yes, it would be wouldn’t it…
    The one with ‘on’ written above it.
    Ok, ok you can stop laughing now Jason, nobody’s perfect are they.

    That's a good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmacva View Post
    That's a good one
    Glad you liked it

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    Cas, I was on the floor laughing..that was written about me ..right?
    My son was an AOL help desk person when I first started on the internet. I would call him at home with my problems and he would say nobody but me ever has this much weird trouble.
    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKay View Post
    Cas, I was on the floor laughing..that was written about me ..right?
    My son was an AOL help desk person when I first started on the internet. I would call him at home with my problems and he would say nobody but me ever has this much weird trouble.
    Mary
    Glad it gave you a laugh MaryKay.

    I wrote it some time ago as a 'tongue in cheek' piece for my Women's Centre news letter after my friend told me she would never get on with computers, 'cause she rang me all the time with her PC problems

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    Talking Children's Science Exam

    If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers...

    Q: Name the four seasons.
    A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

    Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
    A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

    Q: How is dew formed?
    A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

    Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
    A: Keep it in the cow. ( Brilliant)

    Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
    A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

    Q: What are steroids?
    A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

    Q: What happens to your body as you age?
    A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

    Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
    A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)

    Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
    A: Premature death.

    Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
    A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

    Q: What is the fibula?
    A: A small lie.

    Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (Classic...)
    A: Nearby.

    Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'
    A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.

    Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
    A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight..

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    What a great topic! Still wondering how "what's her name?" could have wondered why we'd want a "Woman's Room" but since I don't have enough hours in a day/night... I didn't bother to comment on that!

    I have some "goodies" to share... but will have to spend some time digging them out of storage, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid View Post
    If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers...

    Q: Name the four seasons.
    A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

    Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
    A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

    Q: How is dew formed?
    A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

    Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
    A: Keep it in the cow. ( Brilliant)

    Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
    A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

    Q: What are steroids?
    A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

    Q: What happens to your body as you age?
    A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

    Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
    A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)

    Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
    A: Premature death.

    Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
    A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

    Q: What is the fibula?
    A: A small lie.

    Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (Classic...)
    A: Nearby.

    Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'
    A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.

    Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
    A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight..

    Avid, this is great! And I bet these kids are smarter than a 5th grader!

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