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    Default A close to perfect quote

    As you go through life, quotes generally fall into one of several categories: (Being PC now)
    Not worthy
    Maybe news
    OMG was that really said
    Rememberable
    Re-quotable
    The wisdom of the ages
    Perfect

    This one by Bill Nye (The Science Guy) falls between Re-quotable and the Wisdom of the ages:
    "We don't want everyone to be an engineer. The fashion crisis alone would be troubling."

    I read that the day after SWMBO said,
    "You can't wear those jeans to a doctor appointment. You can only wear them to Walmart."
    Yes I am a retired engineer.
    Rich

    When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
    The metric system died in the US.

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    Rrich, I empathise. Years of wearing shorts & T-shirt at work in the field, and in the workshop since I retired, have convinced me that they are appropriate to wear anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
    Rrich, I empathise. Years of wearing shorts & T-shirt at work in the field, and in the workshop since I retired, have convinced me that they are appropriate to wear anywhere.
    Except at you children's weddings.
    DAMHIKT
    Rich

    When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
    The metric system died in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    Except at you children's weddings.
    DAMHIKT
    I have told my daughter emphatically it will be blue singlet,stubbies and thongs.
    After a trip to Lapland, she has now decided that might be a "cool" place to get married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    Except at you children's weddings.
    DAMHIKT
    I did concede and wear a suit, but as #1 daughter wore a black wedding dress I could probably have got away with shorts & T-shirt. (No, she's not a Goth, it was a very tasteful oriental design.)
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    The number of people who have said to me I am remarkably articulate for an engineer....Upon further inquiry I usually discover their previous experience was of civil engineers...Hmm...

    It is lucky I didn't study medicine. I would have killed so many patients, not through malpractice but rather intolerance...
    I'm just a startled bunny in the headlights of life. L.J. Young.
    We live in a free country. We have freedom of choice. You can choose to agree with me, or you can choose to be wrong.
    Wait! No one told you your government was a sitcom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    Except at you children's weddings.
    DAMHIKT
    I did manage to go through my daughter's wedding service & most of the photos with the zip fly on my (hired) suit undone.
    My excuse was that I was rebelling against wearing a suit
    Mark
    What you say & what people hear are not always the same thing.
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    How do you delete a post you made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dengue View Post
    How do you delete a post you made?
    Deleting a post is normally done by the Moderators or Admins. There are a couple of ways of notifying the Moderators or Admins with the most effective been reporting the post(the little triangle at the bottom of the post). This sends a message to the moderators and admins and when one is free it gets looked at from there.

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