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Old 12-07-2017, 12:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Just several years ago, our daughter taught her then boyfriend how to put air in his car tire!
When she had a flat tire there, she had the van jacked up and spare at the ready just needed more muscle to crack the lug nuts loose.
Another time, I was tech support as she took a bathroom sink trap off to help a roommate find a ring. She also was the person who cleaned the lint from dryer hose there.

Now.......to get her to put her dishes in the dishwasher .......
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:07 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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That will come, Charlie, that TOO will come ..... when she gets her own place ?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:45 PM   #33 (permalink)
 
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Let's talk about sanitation today. I have been to various restaurants in S. Florida where people bring their little fuzz ball dog. The dog sits on a chair or the booth bench...puts it paws on the table...the owner hand feeds it. The restaurant will not do anything about it as they are service dogs. Service dogs my you know what.
I'm not grossed out by dogs in the least. Little sick snot nosed kids running amok in the supermarket touching everything they can reach with their grimy nose picking digits on the other hand bugs me. And wash your hands after you go to the bathroom! ;)

I miss running around with an axe and 6" sheath knife making forts in the bush at home or my friends places.
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I started working for my dad at his gas station over summer break when I was 13. I got a whopping $1.00 a week. The next year I got $2.00 a week.

I went to work with him at 6:00 A.M. and came home at 6:00 P.M. 7 days a week.

Now days, a kid wants to make at least $10.00 and hour or they will not work.
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I started working for my dad at his gas station over summer break when I was 13. I got a whopping $1.00 a week. The next year I got $2.00 a week.

I went to work with him at 6:00 A.M. and came home at 6:00 P.M. 7 days a week.

Now days, a kid wants to make at least $10.00 and hour or they will not work.
$10 an hour is not unreasonable by today's standards. I am an accountant, when I turn on my calculator, the client is paying $3 a minute, or $180 an hour with an hour minimum. You can't compare years ago with today.
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Not quite. One dollar in 1960 would buy as much as approximately 9 dollars today. I babysat for 35 cents an hour. When was the last time you got a babysitter for three dollars an hour?
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When was the last time you got a babysitter for three dollars an hour?
Or a gallon of gas for $.23 or a pack of smokes for $.23 or pretzel stick for a penny ...... I miss my 66 Dodge Coronet 500...fully loaded at $2800....Today the bumper cost over $3000
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When was the last time you got a babysitter for three dollars an hour?
Or a gallon of gas for $.23 or a pack of smokes for $.23 or pretzel stick for a penny ...... I miss my 66 Dodge Coronet 500...fully loaded at $2800....Today the bumper cost over $3000


When ever this would come up, my father would say “ yes, a gallon of milk was .25........ but we couldn’t afford milk.” His way of saying the good old days weren’t always good.
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Let's talk about sanitation today. I have been to various restaurants in S. Florida where people bring their little fuzz ball dog. The dog sits on a chair or the booth bench...puts it paws on the table...the owner hand feeds it. The restaurant will not do anything about it as they are service dogs. Service dogs my you know what.
I'm not grossed out by dogs in the least..
It's not the dog that bother me. It's the owner.
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