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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2013, 06:59:21 AM »
Dear god!  Can't someone share a personal story in the "chatter" section without getting bashed?  I personally enjoy getting little glimpses into the lives of folks here, and I found MM's story interesting.

There are certainly threads and posts here that bore me, so I use my mighty mouse and click away from them!

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2013, 07:06:42 AM »
Boobies make anything more interesting. Even straight women appreciate the female body.

You'd be hard pressed to get a guy into a session of watching male strippers but you'll find it much easier the other way around. If there is a god, boobies show his love for us all.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2013, 07:10:24 AM »
Dear god!  Can't someone share a personal story in the "chatter" section without getting bashed?  I personally enjoy getting little glimpses into the lives of folks here, and I found MM's story interesting.

There are certainly threads and posts here that bore me, so I use my mighty mouse and click away from them!

I had an interesting trip about this time last year

I was in Lagos on business when the president decided to rename a local uni. This was an unpopular choice coursed 3 days of rioting in which 4 police men were killed and a local tribal leader was beheaded.
I sensibly thought i better get out of dodge for a bit and flew to Abuja, whilst I was there there boko harem started acting up and the FCO advised all brits to go home.
I missed my connecting flight to Lagos, which was just as well as it crashed on the way there killing all on board.

I didn't "split" my pants though  :D

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2013, 07:14:32 AM »
I was in Lagos on business when the president decided to rename a local uni. This was an unpopular choice coursed 3 days of rioting in which 4 police men were killed and a local tribal leader was beheaded.
I sensibly thought i better get out of dodge for a bit and flew to Abuja, whilst I was there there boko harem started acting up and the FCO advised all brits to go home.
I missed my connecting flight to Lagos, which was just as well as it crashed on the way there killing all on board.

I didn't "split" my pants though  :D

Wow!  That is a great story.  Do you think that <insert name of favorite deity> intervened to keep YOU safe from the rioting, and more importantly, off the plane that crashed?  Do you feel blessed? 

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2013, 07:21:18 AM »
I missed the flight because I was massively hung over. I think the deity that saved me here was Jack Daniels.
No i didn't feel blessed, i felt terrible.

edit; here's some links from the news from my interesting 10 days in sunny nigeria
http://www.getingo.com/unilag-update-riot-continues-students-block-third-mainland-bridge-and-go-on-2-week-strike/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18320758
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2013, 07:42:43 AM »
I missed the flight because I was massively hung over. I think the deity that saved me here was Jack Daniels.
No i didn't feel blessed, i felt terrible.

edit; here's some links from the news from my interesting 10 days in sunny nigeria
http://www.getingo.com/unilag-update-riot-continues-students-block-third-mainland-bridge-and-go-on-2-week-strike/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18320758 

Thank you for saying that.  And I apologize for being flippant.  I'm sure you felt a connection to the people that you *could* have been sitting next to on the plane, and perhaps mourned their death more than you might have under other circumstances.  And I'm a great proponent of extending our empathy to include as many members of the human race as possible.

You know, I've always felt that there is a sort of arrogance associated with various religions relating to people who escape close calls.  God chose you to live.  But didn't give a shit about the folks on the plane?  Both Christians and Muslims seem to say that sort of thing a lot.  And I once had a fascinating conversation with a Hindu gentleman about reincarnation and a personal close call.  He explained that it was my "destiny" to do more things of importance on planet earth, and that is why I survived.  It is a similar sort of arrogance. 

We want to make sense out of happenstance.  But sometimes there is no sense to be made.

MM-sorry to contribute to derailing your thread.  BTW - I don't think your god was punishing you by splitting your pants.  I suspect you've put on a few extra pounds, and that you have failed to size up.  (I know no one wants to hear that.  But I think anyone over 30 has been there/done that.)   

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2013, 07:50:31 AM »
no worries.  :)

I was mostly pissed off TBH.
A bunch of people died because of an engineering fault. Something that could be avoided.
A bunch of people died because an arrogant man upset them and things got out of control.
People prayed for both sets of dead and prayed that it wouldn't happen again.  >:(

Where was god when those folks needed him?

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2013, 08:02:50 AM »
MM-sorry to contribute to derailing your thread.   

me too MagicMiles. Tell me more about these adult entertainers  :)

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2013, 09:14:53 AM »
but they kept the nudity well clear of my camera.

Whew!  Thank goodness for that.  It might have ruined your otherwise very interesting trip.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2013, 09:48:13 AM »



Everything old is new again....

How the hell did you remember that?   That's hilarious  ;D ;D
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2013, 09:59:08 AM »
but they kept the nudity well clear of my camera.

Whew!  Thank goodness for that.  It might have ruined your otherwise very interesting trip.

You sounds disappointed. Perhaps if he did get some pictures and his missus decided to have a look on his camera looking for family photos, well, I'm sure we'd have a few laughs, except MM of course, on account of having to remove a boot from his arse. ;)

All this talk of nudity is reminding me of the time I was in a naked calender for charity. Think about that one to scar your minds.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2013, 10:00:51 AM »
Dear god!  Can't someone share a personal story in the "chatter" section without getting bashed?  I personally enjoy getting little glimpses into the lives of folks here, and I found MM's story interesting.

There are certainly threads and posts here that bore me, so I use my mighty mouse and click away from them!

I had an interesting trip about this time last year

I was in Lagos on business when the president decided to rename a local uni. This was an unpopular choice coursed 3 days of rioting in which 4 police men were killed and a local tribal leader was beheaded.
I sensibly thought i better get out of dodge for a bit and flew to Abuja, whilst I was there there boko harem started acting up and the FCO advised all brits to go home.
I missed my connecting flight to Lagos, which was just as well as it crashed on the way there killing all on board.

I didn't "split" my pants though  :D

No boobies.  Snore.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2013, 05:53:46 PM »
Yes, I too, would like it if the boobies were to become the center of this discussion just as nipples are to breasts.

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »
but they kept the nudity well clear of my camera.

Whew!  Thank goodness for that.  It might have ruined your otherwise very interesting trip.

Maybe you can take us through a day at your work. Or give a tutorial on the inner workings of, say, a radio. Enquiring minds want to know.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2013, 11:27:42 PM »
I park my car at the helipad.  A cobra attack helicopter takes me to a secret base.  I jump out at 2000 ft and parachute into a 20 ft wide shaft that descends another 300 ft.  At the bottom I dodge numerous types of venomous snake.  The door interface requires I insert a needle into a vein.  Once that is in place I have 5 seconds to type in a 30 character password.  If I do not do it in time, or if I type the wrong word, I am injected wit a lethal dose of poison.  Once I enter I am escorted to my office by 12 naked Jessica Simpson clones, none of whom are pregnant, all of whom are armed with uzis and samurai swords.  Once at my office, they try to have their way with me.  I fight them off because I wish to remain married to Mrs Screwtape.  I always win the fight.  Then I review FMEA documents, ISO 9001 forms, value stream maps, design prints and other procedures for a small company that manufactures standard replacement parts for faucets.  After lunch, I tame lions.  When it is time to go home, I am launched out of a tube to the helipad where I parked.  I drive home to Mrs Screwtape who thinks I sell shoes.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2013, 11:49:10 PM »
Cool!


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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2013, 05:47:58 AM »
Look at it this way.  You could have worn your pants with the hole it it.  Maybe got it sold as "assless chaps, for the business man".

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2013, 06:51:46 AM »
I'm just back from an overnight work trip to a small town an hour away from where I live by small plane.[...]
I used to investigate road accidents - there are some strange places you end up and some strange people you see.

I remember one guy who had clearly seen the accident but who simply could not stop himself from inventing things and assuming that something had happened when it hadn't. It took an hour to narrow down what exactly had happened. He ended up telling me where (he imagined) the driver and victim were from, although he couldn't possibly have known. I had to advise the insurance company not to accept him as a witness.

Then there was the very precise description of where the accident happened, that turned out to have taken place 5 miles from the real place. I could only assume that the witness had seen a very similar accident.

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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2013, 10:00:36 AM »
In certain circumstances, I'm not sure you can really depend on the people involved in the accident to give an accurate account of what happened either. I was rear-ended about 5 years ago, sustained a concussion and was completely unable to tell the officer what had actually occurred - and once I understood the extent of the head injury (several days later, and it was terrifying), I also realized that anything I thought I remembered after the fact was suspect. All I know for sure to this day is that I was the second car stopped at a stop sign and got hit from behind by a small pickup truck, just as the mini-van ahead of me started to pull away. That's it.
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Re: Interesting trip
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2013, 01:09:07 PM »
Look at it this way.  You could have worn your pants with the hole it it.  Maybe got it sold as "assless chaps, for the business man".

Immersing himself in local colour?

May as well right?  It says "im here for business, but I like to party... with my ass."
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