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  1. #1
    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Tell Michelle?

    Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the only
    big supermarket around. Mr. Esther and I have an understanding that if we
    get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at bananas. Works for
    us.
    He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.
    Me? not much.
    So. I leaned on the banana display and waited. And waited.
    Observations: lots of people buy bananas. Many pick up lettuce,
    carrots and celery. Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to their
    cart. Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a hurry and
    it's no wonder.
    But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. What
    a shame. They missed the best part of food shopping.




  2. #2
    merryb Guest

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    On Jun 18, 9:03*pm, "Polly Esther" <Polly...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the only
    > big supermarket around. *Mr. Esther and I have an understanding that ifwe
    > get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at bananas. *Works for
    > us.
    > * * He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.
    > Me? not much.
    > * * So. *I leaned on the banana display and waited. *And waited.
    > * * Observations: *lots of people buy bananas. *Many pick up lettuce,
    > carrots and celery. *Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to their
    > cart. *Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a hurry and
    > it's no wonder.
    > * * But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    > through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. *What
    > a shame. *They missed the best part of food shopping.


    It's a lot easier to go to the freezer or prepared section...
    It is sad...

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:03:15 -0500, Polly Esther wrote:

    > But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    > through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. What
    > a shame. They missed the best part of food shopping.


    Maybe they're afraid of accidentally brushing against the precariously
    stacked pyramids of potatoes, tomatoes, or canteloups and causing an
    avalanche. And then being the center of attention as people glance
    over at them and stare wondering, "What's that lardass doing in the
    produce section, anyway?"

    -sw

  4. #4
    notbob Guest

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    On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:

    > He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.


    It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.

    nb


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    jmcquown Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    >> stuff.

    >
    > It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    > reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.
    >
    > nb
    >

    That's funny!! Although I do feed the birds I have a garage so I really
    don't worry about bird poop.

    Jill


  6. #6
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:12:39 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Jun 18, 9:03*pm, "Polly Esther" <Polly...@cableone.net> wrote:
    >> Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the only
    >> big supermarket around. *Mr. Esther and I have an understanding that if we
    >> get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at bananas. *Works for
    >> us.
    >> * * He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.
    >> Me? not much.
    >> * * So. *I leaned on the banana display and waited. *And waited.
    >> * * Observations: *lots of people buy bananas. *Many pick up lettuce,
    >> carrots and celery. *Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to their
    >> cart. *Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a hurry and
    >> it's no wonder.
    >> * * But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    >> through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. *What
    >> a shame. *They missed the best part of food shopping.

    >
    >It's a lot easier to go to the freezer or prepared section...


    Is it? Based upon what?

    >It is sad...


    No, it is just anecdotal, and biased on top of it.

    Boron


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    Krypsis Guest

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    On 19/06/2012 2:03 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
    > Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the
    > only big supermarket around. Mr. Esther and I have an understanding
    > that if we get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at
    > bananas. Works for us.
    > He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    > stuff. Me? not much.
    > So. I leaned on the banana display and waited. And waited.
    > Observations: lots of people buy bananas. Many pick up lettuce,
    > carrots and celery. Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to
    > their cart. Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a
    > hurry and it's no wonder.
    > But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise)
    > come through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods
    > available. What a shame. They missed the best part of food shopping.
    >


    They are all shopping in the "pre-fab food department".


    --

    Krypsis



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    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On 19/06/2012 9:36 PM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.

    >
    > It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    > reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.
    >
    > nb
    >
    >

    Wouldn't be an "efficiency expert" by any chance?? ;-)

    --

    Krypsis



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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On 2012-06-19, Krypsis <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Wouldn't be an "efficiency expert" by any chance?? ;-)


    Only in the sense I'm lazy as Hell. You know lazy ppl always find
    the quickest and easiest way, donchya.

    nb


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  10. #10
    Gary Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    >
    > On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.

    >
    > It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    > reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.
    >
    > nb


    LOL! You might have a point there.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Jun 19, 12:03*am, "Polly Esther" <Polly...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the only
    > big supermarket around. *Mr. Esther and I have an understanding that ifwe
    > get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at bananas. *Works for
    > us.
    > * * He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.
    > Me? not much.
    > * * So. *I leaned on the banana display and waited. *And waited.
    > * * Observations: *lots of people buy bananas. *Many pick up lettuce,
    > carrots and celery. *Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to their
    > cart. *Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a hurry and
    > it's no wonder.
    > * * But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    > through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. *What
    > a shame.


    A half hour? What was he doing? Maybe you two need to split the
    shopping list more evenly. I prefer to shop alone - for the reasons
    you mentioned. I can't stand waiting for someone who goes thru at a
    different pace.

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    Earl Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    >>> stuff.

    >>
    >> It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    >> reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.
    >>
    >> nb
    >>

    > That's funny!! Although I do feed the birds I have a garage so I
    > really don't worry about bird poop.
    >
    > Jill


    Wow! A garage! Tell us all about it!


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:24:45 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia wrote:

    > I prefer to shop alone - for the reasons
    > you mentioned. I can't stand waiting for someone who goes thru at a
    > different pace.


    Yes. I always insist of getting a separate cart. Otherwise I find
    myself carrying a 13lb brisket and a bunch of jars wondering where the
    hell the other half ran off to. Then I have to go back tot he other
    side of the store and finish shopping.

    -sw

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Jun 18, 9:03*pm, "Polly Esther" <Polly...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > Today I spent an interesting half hour in the produce section of the only
    > big supermarket around. *Mr. Esther and I have an understanding that ifwe
    > get separated in a shopping venture that we will meet at bananas. *Works for
    > us.
    > * * He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important stuff.
    > Me? not much.
    > * * So. *I leaned on the banana display and waited. *And waited.
    > * * Observations: *lots of people buy bananas. *Many pick up lettuce,
    > carrots and celery. *Shoppers with children may add a watermelon to their
    > cart. *Older shoppers consider carefully; younger ones are in a hurry and
    > it's no wonder.
    > * * But. I did not see one fat, chubby or obese (morbidly or otherwise) come
    > through to choose or even consider all the beautiful foods available. *What
    > a shame. *They missed the best part of food shopping.


    Were they elsewhere in the store?

    Or maybe FAT people can't schedule their time the way old retired
    people or young mothers raising children can. Maybe FAT people got
    that way because they were CHAINED to their DESKS, grinding out the
    work.

    You should see how the toothsome young associates look after three
    years of cranking out billable hours.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    >> stuff.

    >
    > It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    > reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.


    Some kind of bird hit my car with droppings similar to some industrial
    adhesive. I hope I'm not feeding whatever it is. Good thing I have access to
    a power washer.

    MartyB



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:54:50 -0500, "Nunya Bidnits"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    >>> stuff.

    >>
    >> It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    >> reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.

    >
    >Some kind of bird hit my car with droppings similar to some industrial
    >adhesive. I hope I'm not feeding whatever it is. Good thing I have access to
    >a power washer.
    >
    >MartyB


    Using a power washer is a great way to damage a car's finish, at worst
    it'll blast paint off in flakes, at best it'll pit. There are car
    care products made especially for gently removing tree sap and bird
    poop from auto paint. I park my tractors in my barn, lots of birds
    nest in the rafters. I usually toss a tarp over but a few times I
    forgot. I get most of the bird poop off with a good car wash product
    like Turtlewax makes, then the last bit comes off easily by buffing
    with Turtlewax car wax, liquid or paste, I prefer paste. I wax the
    vehicles anyway. A good coat of wax helps keep bird poop from
    adhering in the first place. Just don't let bird poop sit, clean it
    off as soon as it's noticed, the longer it sits the more likely it
    will cause a permanent stain. Don't try to remove schmutz
    mechanically (like with a pressure washer), let approved car care
    products dissolve the schmutz chemically. Folks who bring their cars
    to automatic car washes very often notice damage to the vehicle's
    finish days later... most car washes post a big disclaimer sign. With
    how today's vehicals are so small it's no biggie to wash and wax
    oneself.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:54:50 -0500, "Nunya Bidnits"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 2012-06-19, Polly Esther <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> He had a long list of bird seed and car wash and other important
    >>>> stuff.
    >>>
    >>> It occurs to me, if you eliminated the bird seed, might not you also
    >>> reduce the need for car wash. Jes a thought.

    >>
    >>Some kind of bird hit my car with droppings similar to some industrial
    >>adhesive. I hope I'm not feeding whatever it is. Good thing I have access
    >>to
    >>a power washer.
    >>
    >>MartyB

    >
    > Using a power washer is a great way to damage a car's finish, at worst
    > it'll blast paint off in flakes, at best it'll pit. There are car
    > care products made especially for gently removing tree sap and bird
    > poop from auto paint. I park my tractors in my barn, lots of birds
    > nest in the rafters. I usually toss a tarp over but a few times I
    > forgot. I get most of the bird poop off with a good car wash product
    > like Turtlewax makes, then the last bit comes off easily by buffing
    > with Turtlewax car wax, liquid or paste, I prefer paste. I wax the
    > vehicles anyway. A good coat of wax helps keep bird poop from
    > adhering in the first place. Just don't let bird poop sit, clean it
    > off as soon as it's noticed, the longer it sits the more likely it
    > will cause a permanent stain. Don't try to remove schmutz
    > mechanically (like with a pressure washer), let approved car care
    > products dissolve the schmutz chemically. Folks who bring their cars
    > to automatic car washes very often notice damage to the vehicle's
    > finish days later... most car washes post a big disclaimer sign. With
    > how today's vehicals are so small it's no biggie to wash and wax
    > oneself.


    The car wash disclaimer signs are BS. They disclaim mirrors and antennas, as
    if there are any cars without them. Just because you say you're not
    responsible doesn't make it so, legally speaking. A business can't just
    disclaim known hazards and defects, especially when they know they are
    there, by just putting up a sign. If a car wash is trying to attract your
    business and then the carwash rips the mirrors off, you have every right to
    claim damages.

    MartyB



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    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Jun 20, 11:52*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..


    > > Using a power washer is a great way to damage a car's finish, at worst
    > > it'll blast paint off in flakes, at best it'll pit.


    If there's any grit on the surface, power washing will drive it into
    the finish -- a sort of poor man's sandblasting.


    > > There are car
    > > care products made especially for gently removing tree sap and bird
    > > poop from auto paint. *I park my tractors in my barn, lots of birds
    > > nest in the rafters. *I usually toss a tarp over but a few times I
    > > forgot. *I get most of the bird poop off with a good car wash product
    > > like Turtlewax makes, then the last bit comes off easily by buffing
    > > with Turtlewax car wax, liquid or paste, I prefer paste. *I wax the
    > > vehicles anyway. *A good coat of wax helps keep bird poop from
    > > adhering in the first place. *Just don't let bird poop sit, clean it
    > > off as soon as it's noticed, the longer it sits the more likely it
    > > will cause a permanent stain. *Don't try to remove schmutz
    > > mechanically (like with a pressure washer), let approved car care
    > > products dissolve the schmutz chemically. *Folks who bring their cars
    > > to automatic car washes very often notice damage to the vehicle's
    > > finish days later... most car washes post a big disclaimer sign. *With
    > > how today's vehicals are so small it's no biggie to wash and wax
    > > oneself.

    >
    > The car wash disclaimer signs are BS. They disclaim mirrors and antennas,as
    > if there are any cars without them. Just because you say you're not
    > responsible doesn't make it so, legally speaking. A business can't just
    > disclaim known hazards and defects, especially when they know they are
    > there, by just putting up a sign. If a car wash is trying to attract your
    > business and then the carwash rips the mirrors off, you have every right to
    > claim damages.
    >


    Ever since an automatic carwash wiped off my front license plate, I've
    been leery of them.

  19. #19
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?

    On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:00:15 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jun 20, 11:52*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    >september.invalid> wrote:
    >> "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]..

    >
    >> > Using a power washer is a great way to damage a car's finish, at worst
    >> > it'll blast paint off in flakes, at best it'll pit.

    >
    >If there's any grit on the surface, power washing will drive it into
    >the finish -- a sort of poor man's sandblasting.
    >
    >
    >> > There are car
    >> > care products made especially for gently removing tree sap and bird
    >> > poop from auto paint. *I park my tractors in my barn, lots of birds
    >> > nest in the rafters. *I usually toss a tarp over but a few times I
    >> > forgot. *I get most of the bird poop off with a good car wash product
    >> > like Turtlewax makes, then the last bit comes off easily by buffing
    >> > with Turtlewax car wax, liquid or paste, I prefer paste. *I wax the
    >> > vehicles anyway. *A good coat of wax helps keep bird poop from
    >> > adhering in the first place. *Just don't let bird poop sit, clean it
    >> > off as soon as it's noticed, the longer it sits the more likely it
    >> > will cause a permanent stain. *Don't try to remove schmutz
    >> > mechanically (like with a pressure washer), let approved car care
    >> > products dissolve the schmutz chemically. *Folks who bring their cars
    >> > to automatic car washes very often notice damage to the vehicle's
    >> > finish days later... most car washes post a big disclaimer sign. *With
    >> > how today's vehicals are so small it's no biggie to wash and wax
    >> > oneself.

    >>
    >> The car wash disclaimer signs are BS. They disclaim mirrors and antennas, as
    >> if there are any cars without them. Just because you say you're not
    >> responsible doesn't make it so, legally speaking. A business can't just
    >> disclaim known hazards and defects, especially when they know they are
    >> there, by just putting up a sign. If a car wash is trying to attract your
    >> business and then the carwash rips the mirrors off, you have every right to
    >> claim damages.
    >>

    >
    >Ever since an automatic carwash wiped off my front license plate, I've
    >been leery of them.


    That's the least of it, most use harsh detergents that cloud finishes,
    and they don't rinse very well so the chemical action continues long
    afterwards. And carwashe's equipment damages finishes mechanically
    through abrasion.. even the loons who hand dry and have their hands
    out for tips use filthy schmatahs. If you have an old clunker car
    washes are fine, but not for a relatively new vehical.

  20. #20
    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Tell Michelle?


    "spamtrap1888" <Were they elsewhere in the store?

    Or maybe FAT people can't schedule their time the way old retired
    people or young mothers raising children can. Maybe FAT people got
    that way because they were CHAINED to their DESKS, grinding out the
    work.

    You should see how the toothsome young associates look after three
    years of cranking out billable hours.>

    Oh yes indeed they were in the store. I only wished they had come by to see
    the beautiful food available in the front of the grocery. Adjacent to my
    bananas outpost was quite a display of peppers. (I never understand the
    logic of supermarket arrangement.) They did have a 'heat' level indicated.
    Some seemed to be quite volatile. Is a heat level of 7 scary? Polly


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