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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191
    Don't wait until you are 8 years into your second marriage before you realize your first wife is still your life insurance beneficiary like I did.
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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Don't smoke (inhale) cigars on an empty stomach.

    Credit card debt is a bad, bad, bad thing.

    Bonging beers, ok. Bonging liquor, not ok.

    Never tell your buddies you'll "catch up to them" at an OSU homegame, you won't.

    Do not attempt to hurdle parking meter after parking meter when you have been drinking heavily.

    When climbing out of heavy farm equipment you have been inside of fixing ... make sure the guy on the tractor knows you are getting out so that he doesn't test it out with you in the middle of it.

    ... and last but not least ...

    Look back at your life once in awhile and realize that if you are learning a bunch of things the hard way you ought to do a bit of thinking before doing.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Chainsaws, duct tape, a cherry picker, and alcohol are a bad mix.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    Chainsaws, duct tape, a cherry picker, and alcohol are a bad mix.
    ... so are potato guns and beer.
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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong


    Look back at your life once in awhile and realize that if you are learning a bunch of things the hard way you ought to do a bit of thinking before doing.
    Or less doing after drinking.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Realize when people give you advice, they aren't always just trying to tell you what to do. Sometimes they know what they are talking about.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Don't try to shift a 4 speed into 5th. It doesn't work.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    If you are not a handy individual, don't pretend like you are and try to fix things.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan
    If you are not a handy individual, don't pretend like you are and try to fix things.

    Oh yeah, thanks 15.

    Turn off the main power before working with any electricity.
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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Actual women do not have Adam's apples.

    If only I had discovered that tidbit 5 minutes earlier.
    "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
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    "It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Kickback paws on a table saw are a good idea.

    Always double check the breaker box before starting electrical work and never trust the circuit labeling on the box door.
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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Drinking a whole bottle of tequila just to get to the worm is not a wise thing.
    "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
    - - Rowdy Roddy Piper

    "It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
    - - Fletch

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Always, Always give the post office a forwarding address, even if you're certain that nobody you care about will ever try to contact you at that address. Uncle Sam's collection agency, for example, gets a bit peeved when its mail is not forwarded

    Your parents aren't idiots after all. They're actually right most of the time.

    Don't sacrifice too much of your life for the benefit of the coorporation you work for. Chances are that they're going to outsource you in a couple years anyhow, and all that work will be done for naught.

    If you have kids, spend as much time as possible with them. Same with your spouse and other family. Time flies.

    John Allen is a moron and a liar.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    Bungee cords are for tying items down with. I watched Green Berets with John Wayne and decided I wanted to try that scene where they were rapelling. I hooked one end of a bungee cord through my beltloop and the other end to a tree limb and then tried "rapelling". My beltloop snapped and the "s" hook of the bungee cord ripped into my left cheek, narrowly missing my left eye. After 33 stitches to the left cheek, I learned not to do that again.

    I was 8 years old BTW.
    Last edited by dman; 11-28-2005 at 11:55 PM.

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    Re: Things I learned the hard way

    "Never get involved in a land war in Asia."

    "Never go in with a Sicilian when death is on the line."

    "Don't whizz on the electric fence."

    "Watch out where the huskies go. Do not eat that yellow snow."

    And finally, and a real good one, if you're in real pain, don't try to be the tough guy and "walk it off." Get to the hospital you idiot.


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