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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:25 pm

Lil: Can you call and move my upcoming appointment to a day that I am not working?

Me: Sure, I'll text you as soon as I get it squared away.

Lil: No call me after you put it in the calendar.

Now for some odd reason, my phone and Lil's phone are linked. So when she takes pictures, I see them, when she schedules something on the and puts it on the calendar it shows up on my phone. Same thing for when I do it

Lil: Hi when is did you schedule the appointment for?

Me: December 7, 2020 at 0700hrs.

Lil: Why in the heck did you make an appointment for me at 7.00 o'clock in the morning.

Me: Well it worked for the Japanese.

For some odd reason she hung up on me. Then I received a phone call from every woman in my family. Noona is coming over to keep an eye on me.

In my defense I thought it was funny.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:56 am

No good deed goes unpunished. Two of my brothers came to town on their yearly pilgrimage to visit our parents. So we went out to our sister's house (while she is off on vacation) and sat out on the back porch. Cold beer and premium cigars (Cubans), and a metric boat load of firearms.

I kept thinking the entire time that this was one of those, hold my beer/watch this and was waiting for the other shoe to drop. Lil is still of at work and my brother(s) called her and told her that they wanted me to go out with them to our sisters house.

So with Lil, Sam, Bec and Noona's encouragement out I went. Now out of all my brothers these are the only two that I actually like.

When I came in the house, I was told to call Lil, that she needed to talk to me. They told me to call her in the morning.

Why do I hear ominous music playing in the background? Why do I have that feeling that Karma is going to bite me right in the rear end?
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:40 pm

Well now, it turned out that the ominous music was in fact El toque a degüello.

I called Lil in the morning, after breakfast, that was strangely quite and they made French toast with extra crispy bacon. I know there is no such thing as "extra" bacon, but there was more bacon that usual.

Now, comes the part where the Gameunjang-ag threw me under the bus.

Now here's the deal:

Sitting on my desk was a NIB Zev-09. In order to get this very, very nice pistol, I have to agree to let Lil's Mom come stay with us for a year.

Honestly I'm considering telling them (Lil, Bec, Sam, Noona and the Wicked Witch of the West) all to pack sand. I don't think the bribe is worth the price.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:07 pm

Laager wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Well now, it turned out that the ominous music was in fact El toque a degüello.

I called Lil in the morning, after breakfast, that was strangely quite and they made French toast with extra crispy bacon. I know there is no such thing as "extra" bacon, but there was more bacon that usual.

Now, comes the part where the Gameunjang-ag threw me under the bus.

Now here's the deal:

Sitting on my desk was a NIB Zev-09. In order to get this very, very nice pistol, I have to agree to let Lil's Mom come stay with us for a year.

Honestly I'm considering tell them (Lil, Bec, Sam, Noona and the Wicked Witch of the West) all to pack sand. I don't think the bribe is worth the price.
Given what I know of your MIL that you've shared with us over the years, I'd probably turn down a Zev-09 as well. And this is coming from the guy who wouldn't mind a free one of those.

I had to look those up and man they're nice, but damn they're expensive. None of my guns even come close to the price of a ZEV-09. Not even my AK which I'm sure I overpaid for in 2014.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:46 am

You are 100% correct, I had "heard" of them, but never actually saw one for sale. Dang but it is certainly are beautiful. One of the few times any female in my family has ever pushed me to go to the range.

Darn thing probably can do better by itself, than with me behind the trigger. I'm afraid to even open the carrying case. I managed to hold them off by saying it would be a sacrilege to put that pistol in anything other than a leather holster. I have some Kydex that works for my other Glocks, but this thing is way to nice to slap in a kydex holster.

I'm holding out, but barely. I honestly think that Lil was adopted, because her mother is just mean as heck, spiteful woman and greedy. She gets along real well with my Father and Mother. Birds of a feather flock together.

I told her (Lil's mom) that if all it took to keep her alive was me to breathe normally I would hold my darn breath until she died. Even if it meant I died as well.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by CG » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:35 pm

Laager wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Sitting on my desk was a NIB Zev-09. In order to get this very, very nice pistol, I have to agree to let Lil's Mom come stay with us for a year.

Honestly I'm considering tell them (Lil, Bec, Sam, Noona and the Wicked Witch of the West) all to pack sand. I don't think the bribe is worth the price.
Well..time for a massive road trip to visit people all over the country for a year?
Mater tua caligas gerit!

...I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention to what I was thinking.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:11 pm

CG wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Laager wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Sitting on my desk was a NIB Zev-09. In order to get this very, very nice pistol, I have to agree to let Lil's Mom come stay with us for a year.

Honestly I'm considering tell them (Lil, Bec, Sam, Noona and the Wicked Witch of the West) all to pack sand. I don't think the bribe is worth the price.
Well..time for a massive road trip to visit people all over the country for a year?


I was actually leaning that way, but I can barely escape the house as it is without "adult" supervision. I was thinking a run to Southern Alabama, Shalimar Florida, Fort Benning, then over to Altus AFB, then Luke AFB.

Then I realized that would actually give her "alone time" with my stuff. It is hard enough dealing with my Father and Mother, but the three of them are enough to make a man want to wrestle a polar bear, or actually step in front of a train.

Her mom (Nanay) has not liked me since Lil took me home to meet her parents and her brothers, their wives, then her uncles and their wives and that was just on her Father's side. Her Dad was a really nice guy, he was in the Philippine resistance movement (Kilusan ng Paglaban sa Pilipinas) during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Took part in the Raid at Cabanatuan, then went to work for the U.S. Navy at Subic Bay Naval Base until he retired. When Lil stopped sending money home to her mom, her mom was not happy. I know her dad was on Lil's side, but her mom was and is all about money.

She usually makes the rounds between her surviving children, two boys and two girls but it never really lasts. When I point out that it is because she is a huge PITA (Pain in the A$$) and not in a good way, I am told to let it slide.

I'm angling towards a combination of new sets of leather holsters for the pistol, two additional firearms of my choice within a years time (outside my allowance spending), she is not allowed to go anywhere near my shop, and if she does (also if she colludes with the enemy across the street) I can let my dog bite the every loving stuffing out of all of them (my Father, Mother and her Mother) without any repercussions. I can hide in the shop whenever Lil goes to work without me.
“Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.” If we do happen to make contact, I expect nothing less than gratuitous violence from the lot of ya.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:08 pm

“Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.” If we do happen to make contact, I expect nothing less than gratuitous violence from the lot of ya.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:19 pm

Laager, I'm getting 404 errors whenever I try to look at the photos you linked to.

I'm going to assume they're pics of the ZEV-09 your wife bribed you with.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:20 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Laager, I'm getting 404 errors whenever I try to look at the photos you linked to.

I'm going to assume they're pics of the ZEV-09 your wife bribed you with.
Yes, but I really hate my lack of ability with computers. Guess I have to call the pro....also known as a grandchild.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:13 pm

“Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.” If we do happen to make contact, I expect nothing less than gratuitous violence from the lot of ya.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by tony d tiger » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:14 pm

Laager wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:13 pm
https://photos.shutterfly.com/library
You're getting closer... :awesome:
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Mad Mike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:40 am

tony d tiger wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Laager wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:13 pm
https://photos.shutterfly.com/library
You're getting closer... :awesome:

no good unless you have an account....

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:55 am

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The bribe, or initial offer in the current on going negotiations.



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Four out of six of my M1As.



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The Chinese Norinco M1A



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My shop alarm system
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by tony d tiger » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 am

Laager wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:55 am
Image

The bribe, or initial offer in the current on going negotiations.



Image

Four out of six of my M1As.



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The Chinese Norinco M1A



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My shop alarm system
GET SOME!!!
I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol:
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:24 am

tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 am
Laager wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:55 am
Image

The bribe, or initial offer in the current on going negotiations.



Image

Four out of six of my M1As.



Image

The Chinese Norinco M1A



Image

My shop alarm system
GET SOME!!!
I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol:
No, they are up in the mountains so I asked someone on the board and he took me through it step by step. I suppose I really should take some classes on computers, but I like them about as much as I like cell phones.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by boskone » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:25 pm

tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 am
I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol:
GSD.

Only reason I'm not in the market (so to speak) for one is that the fur is colossal pain in the ass. I still remember when I was a kid, having to rake the lawn before mowing otherwise my dog's fur would bog down the mower.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by tony d tiger » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:05 pm

boskone wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:25 pm
tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 am
I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol:
GSD.

Only reason I'm not in the market (so to speak) for one is that the fur is colossal pain in the ass. I still remember when I was a kid, having to rake the lawn before mowing otherwise my dog's fur would bog down the mower.
"It's a feature" - spin it into yarn!

I have one right now, six yo and full of piss and vinegar; he loves his momma and me - nobody else. 90# of fluffies, every time he's brushed out you could get half a sweater. :awesome:
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by boskone » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:00 pm

tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:05 pm
boskone wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:25 pm
tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 am
I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol:
GSD.

Only reason I'm not in the market (so to speak) for one is that the fur is colossal pain in the ass. I still remember when I was a kid, having to rake the lawn before mowing otherwise my dog's fur would bog down the mower.
"It's a feature" - spin it into yarn!

I have one right now, six yo and full of piss and vinegar; he loves his momma and me - nobody else. 90# of fluffies, every time he's brushed out you could get half a sweater. :awesome:
I've had GSDs, they're great dogs...except the constant cleanup, at least here.
Even brushing weekly, hair everywhere. Huskies are almost as bad, and while fun dogs I'm not as fond of 'em.

I'm kinda thinking--if I bother going pure breed--an Australian Kelpie. They seem to basically be a medium-sized, short-haired GSD.

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:14 pm

James and I were out in the shop, having a shot of Tequila, nocking back a few beers (German Christmas doppelbock lager) and talking about nothing in particular.

Anyway here comes my oldest granddaughter, who for some reason decided she wanted to come hang out with us.

James: Have you noticed that all the shrinks in town are pushing medical marijuana?

Me: Nope, I don't go anywhere near those people. They make me nervous. "How do you feel about medical marijuana? Morons, don't even look at your medical records and seem to always start off with that mess.

Poppet: Pops, It's okay to not be okay.

Me: Spewed beer all over the floor.

James: Poppet you are absolutely 100% correct. Pops and I are just talking about life and that we are surprised to have lived this long. I always thought I would not live this long. Some thing spectacular.

Me: Not me, I want to go out peacefully not fighting what is certainly inevitable. I want be leaning back in my reading chair, with a nice fire in the fireplace in the winter. In my favorite robe, my house slippers. With a glass of Tears of Llorona Extra Anejo tequila on the table.

Poppet started laughing so hard she started choking, James was laughing too.

Me: Hey it was a wish, it isn't likely to go that way.

James: I've got a $100.00 on Lil killing you.

Me: What the fark? Is there a betting pool going on or something?

Poppet: What's a betting pool? Are we getting a pool?

Can't even enjoy a Christmas doppelbock with a nice shot or two of Tears of Llorona Extra Anejo tequilia in peace anymore.

Darn dog is a traitor, he never let us know she was coming out to see us.
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by Laager » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:25 pm

Anyone else ever have two fifth graders tell you that they wished you two would grow up?
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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:55 pm

Laager wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Anyone else ever have two fifth graders tell you that they wished you two would grow up?
Nope. I can honestly say I have never had that happen. :lol:

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:49 am

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Laager wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Anyone else ever have two fifth graders tell you that they wished you two would grow up?
Nope. I can honestly say I have never had that happen. :lol:
Nope. It's a new one for me. :crazy:

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Re: My Job, My Hell...

Post by wamba » Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:12 pm

Laager wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Anyone else ever have two fifth graders tell you that they wished you two would grow up?
:awesome: Not in my adult life.

Laager I’m glad to hear that your doing better. Thanks for the stories (I was about 10 months behind) too, I was in need of a good chuckle. The Blue Healer I’m babysitting keeps looking at me like she’s concerned for my mental health.
I’m man enough to admit I’m just a little jealous of the toys you posted.

Do me a favor and give Lil a warm hug and that GSD a good back scratch. Even with the impending visit by the MIL I’d say that overall you’re a lucky man.
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