If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?

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If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?

Post by BDuncan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:05 am

If you had to accept strangers into your home in a post-apocalyptic world, what 3 serious and/or humorous
rules would you impose, to protect your family and ensure order is kept?

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Post by teotwaki » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:46 am

BDuncan wrote:If you had to accept strangers into your home in a post-apocalyptic world, what 3 serious and/or humorous rules would you impose, to protect your family and ensure order is kept?
1. No farting in the command bunker
2. Pink camo is only to be worn during Friday night's PAW Movie Binge
3. ND's under the sheets are not allowed
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:52 am

BDuncan wrote:If you had to accept strangers into your home in a post-apocalyptic world, what 3 serious and/or humorous
rules would you impose, to protect your family and ensure order is kept?
Firstly, I wouldn't...

...But if I did:
1. It puts the lotion on it's skin
2. It does this whenever it's told
3. It puts the lotion back in the basket
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Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rule

Post by raptor » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:50 pm

I think there would be more than 3 and would certainly be very dependent upon the age and ability of the strangers.

If limited to 3 though they would deal with these key subjects:

1) Peace and protection of the household: no fighting, obey the rules, protect the house and other members of the household, no damage to property and expect the household members to do the same for them.

2. Pull your weight by doing as much as you can or at least give back as much as you get.

3. Suggestions are always welcome but in the end there is only one person in charge and unless it is you do what you are told.



I would also suggest this code of ethics as a guide.
Code of the West

1) Live each day with courage.
2) Take pride in your work.
3) Always finish what you start.
4) Do what has to be done.
5) Be tough, but fair.
6) When you make a promise, keep it.
7) Ride for the brand.
8) Talk less and say more.
9) Remember that some things aren't for sale.
10) Know where to draw the line.


BTW my wife and I were foster parents for a decade and we took in a lot of "strangers" during that time generally one at a time and under age age 10.
We faced this issue regularly. I used the first 3 & a few more in more age appropriate ways of course.

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Post by Stercutus » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Running low on plot ideas again eh? You come to the right place.

To really boil it down:

1. Don't be stupid; if you don't know then ask.

2. Don't be a selfish prick; follow the Golden Rule

3. Respect yourself and others in all things.
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Post by majorhavoc » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:30 pm

1) Half of your shit is my shit.
2) This ain't no democracy.
3) No running with scissors.

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Post by RickOShea » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:56 pm

1) Daddy has dibs on the good recliner.
2) Daddy always gets the big piece of chicken.
3) If Daddy puts on a Luchador mask and tries to pin you, just go with it.
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Post by Stercutus » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Unretouched file photo of "daddy"...

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Stercutus wrote:Unretouched file photo of "daddy"...

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Post by taipan821 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:06 pm

1. don't do anything stupid
2. don't try any silly buggery
3. do what I say, or don't come running to me when you f*** up
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Post by ManInBlack316 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Honestly,
I don't know if I can feasibly take strangers in. I struggle to think of where to put the friends/family that might show up.
But thinking seriously:
1.Meal times are meal times, no taking out of the pantry without clearing it with the others ahead of time
2.No sleeping on watch, if you can't stay awake, go wake someone else up. For a non PAW rule, no entering my infant son's room, I will kill you.
3.No antagonizing the neighbors

OR
1.Keep the powder dry
2.Hatchets scoured
3.Everyone on line at stand to :awesome:

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Post by fred.greek » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:14 pm

One rule.

Do what I tell you if you want to live, I’ve been expecting this for a long time.

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Post by ManInBlack316 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:23 pm

fred.greek wrote:One rule.

Do what I tell you if you want to live, I’ve been expecting this for a long time.
You wouldn't happen to live on Cloverfield ln, would you? :gonk:

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Post by Zimmy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:34 pm

1) I'm the jerk in charge.
2) Don't be an jerk to anyone, you're not in charge
3) Stay productive.
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Post by MPMalloy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:33 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
BDuncan wrote:If you had to accept strangers into your home in a post-apocalyptic world, what 3 serious and/or humorous
rules would you impose, to protect your family and ensure order is kept?
Firstly, I wouldn't...

...But if I did:
1. It puts the lotion on it's skin
2. It does this whenever it's told
3. It puts the lotion back in the basket
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Post by wamba » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:41 pm

1. When you use something put it back where it belongs afterwards/when you use the last of something replace it.
2. If it's not yours don't touch it.
3. Practice common courtesy and give basic respect.
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:32 pm

longy wrote:I'm not going to be around to be found. If I see a stranger hanging around my concealed dugout, (out at night, the only time I will be out there) I'm going to shoot and bury him. They are disease and sniping risks that I am not willing to accept. .22lr noise makers will secure each of the 2 vertical trap doors, so I can sleep all day (given the Ambien, of course)
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Post by Stercutus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:48 pm

longy wrote:why should anyone give a rat's behind about what you like, hmm? You're SPECIAL, right?
Wow! You sure give me a workout with the exclamation button.
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:49 pm

longy wrote:why should anyone give a rat's behind about what you like, hmm? You're SPECIAL, right?
You sound like Hoki-troll's annoying little brother
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Post by Stercutus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:04 pm

teotwaki wrote:
longy wrote:I'm not going to be around to be found. If I see a stranger hanging around my concealed dugout, (out at night, the only time I will be out there) I'm going to shoot and bury him. They are disease and sniping risks that I am not willing to accept. .22lr noise makers will secure each of the 2 vertical trap doors, so I can sleep all day (given the Ambien, of course)
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C'mon now now what is a little internet capital murder between non-friends? It isn't like everyone isn't going to be doing it as soon as the satellite goes down in the middle of the Iron Bowl.
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Post by yossarian » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:57 pm

So you're mom said she won't buy you a gun huh? Not even a .22? That's a real bummer, what with Christmas coming and all. Try again on your next birthday I suppose.


Oh by the way, we don't talk about killing people around here. Not with guns, arrows or your ( who'd a thunk it) katana. There are a few other illegal activities we don't discuss as well. It's a long list for sure but can be summed up quite succinctly as "any of them".
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Post by 204 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:03 pm

yossarian wrote:So you're mom said she won't buy you a gun huh? Not even a .22? That's a real bummer, what with Christmas coming and all. Try again on your next birthday I suppose.
I actually bought my own gun; dad insisted on it despite my protests; I make a fairly decent living fighting wildfires in the summer time as an FFT2. Got myself a little compact M&P9 Shield with tritium night sights; 7 to 8 round capacity. .....I never said I don't HAVE a gun, lol, I just don't like using them for personal reasons. If it was all I had immediately available, I probably would use it. Mostly I think of it as a Suicide Tool lmao; if I know I'm going to be captured and tortured for information, or say I'm trapped under a bunch of debris with no hope of rescue, slowly being crushed to death, I'd really like a quick way to end it lol; guns are the best choice for suicide in my opinion; quick and simple; probably wouldn't even feel it.

yossarian wrote:Oh by the way, we don't talk about killing people around here. Not with guns, arrows or your ( who'd a thunk it) katana. There are a few other illegal activities we don't discuss as well. It's a long list for sure but can be summed up quite succinctly as "any of them".
Killing people isn't illegal...not all the time anyway. Killing in self-defense is perfectly legal. A judge sentencing a convicted murderer to the electric chair is also perfectly legal. People don't really have a problem with killing in and of itself; it all depends on who's getting killed and who's doing the killing lol. Sometimes people just need to die.


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Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rule

Post by raptor » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:05 am

Well, yes, we at ZS do actually have a problem with discussing killing people, promoting acts of violence (i.e. shooting people in the head with arrows) and similar such discussions.

These topics of discussion are proscribed on this forum. Please do read the rules. No violence, no politics, no religion, no explosives, no illegal acts are key rules here.

We would appreciate adherence to these rules.

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Post by w3rdtoyamama » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:40 am

Well strike 2, 204.

Odds are not in your favor.

1. I dont talk to strangers.
2. Stranger danger.
3. I dont have a home.
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