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Offline WDH

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Re: Old Sayings…...
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2013, 11:49:44 pm »
I have been "cattywhampus" on occasion  :).   
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« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2013, 12:35:57 am »
Some days you're the dog, Some days you're the fire hydrant

... or the modern version ...

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.
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« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2013, 01:38:58 am »
Marine Corps Engineer way of fixing things: "Beat to fit and paint to match".
If you broke down positions on a baseball field to Marine Corp job titles, all grunts would be playing catcher: Bullet catcher!

Just a few I have either said or heard: "I can get more intellect out of that pile of lumber."
"Shut your mouth when your talking to me."
the rest cannot be repeated.
Good thread!

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« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2013, 03:48:08 am »
Roxie got my fav from my Granny about the birds nesting..

"Haulin' the mail" ...moving at a great velocity.



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« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2013, 04:12:19 am »
useless as teats on boar hog  8)
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« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2013, 04:27:17 am »
One oh crap blows away 500 ata boys

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« Reply #106 on: November 23, 2013, 08:48:57 am »
Getting people to do things without success  'Like herding cats' and as stated earlier, 'like pushing a rope'.




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« Reply #107 on: November 23, 2013, 09:18:45 am »
The guy who built me as a program/product manager in my former international life used a phrase that as been stuck with me for the last 20 years..

When dealing with those who you needed to get to do things but had no authority to dictate, he would give his advice followed by..."Just remember; You can't push a string"  a derivative of your rope saying..

My father in law who was a big union guy saying was..

"Those you step on the way up, are the ones you pass again on the way back down"
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« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2013, 12:00:12 pm »
I have heard it is hard to soar with eagles when surrounded by turkeys.

I remember when that was real popular. Before that was a saying that reflected on yourself also.

"It is hard to soar with the eagles when you have been out all night with the owls."

A favorite that I actually posted in the waiting area of my business for awhile was: "This ain't BurgerKing. You get it my way or you don't get it" (slightly cleaned up version) That was the way I operated but I decided it wasn't a good idea to advertise it!

The pressures could be a little intense in a position at the nuke plant when I retrained to a desk job after an injury. One morning my boss made four visits to my desk in less than ten minutes, each time handing me a rush project. Fourth trip I had to tell him, "Hold up a minute, which rush do you want to rush first?" I had a cartoon of a little guy squished almost to nothing in a press by my desk there. The caption was "Squeeze basset, I work better under pressure!"

The secretaries had a sign that said "51% sweetheart, 49% witch, don't push your luck!" or something like that.

Other favorites, "Our highly trained and efficient staff are waiting to serve you" with a group of gorillas in the picture or cartoon, sometimes chimps. I hung that one on my salvage yard wall for awhile too, another that cut to close to the truth and had to come down along with the "You want it when?" sign with everybody roaring with laughter.

I collected the cartoons and sayings for many years and threw away a several inch thick stack of them when I decided to no longer keep them as just dust collectors after "retiring". Speaking of retiring there was my little sign, "Hill, what hill? Where? When? I don't remember any hill."

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« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2013, 03:16:51 pm »
One that I use on occasion is: I'd rather be over the hill than under it.
The hurry-er I go the behind-er I get.

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« Reply #110 on: November 23, 2013, 03:28:38 pm »
When something is broken beyond repair  "Yup, it's cratered".
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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« Reply #111 on: November 23, 2013, 03:30:23 pm »
Sign in the saw shop we use.  "I can please only one person a day, today is not your day, tomorrow isn't looking good either."
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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« Reply #112 on: November 23, 2013, 03:59:43 pm »
One that I use on occasion is: I'd rather be over the hill than under it.

My mom was quite a lady. What she said and published in one of her books was, "I may be over the hill but I'm on my way up the mountain!"

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« Reply #113 on: November 23, 2013, 06:58:33 pm »
A friend had got a sign for me that said

Answers:   $1.00
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« Reply #114 on: November 23, 2013, 08:02:27 pm »
used to be a big thrift shop on the jersey shore that had a huge sign that said


"You break it you bought it"
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« Reply #115 on: November 23, 2013, 10:15:29 pm »
if bull manure was electric you would be a walking power house  :D

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« Reply #116 on: November 24, 2013, 12:55:59 am »
Grandpa always said..."You can't make chicken salad out of chicken droppings!"  I laughed every time.

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« Reply #117 on: November 24, 2013, 02:16:01 am »
Hit up the backside with a rainbow. (crude form of born with a silver spoon in his mouth)

Can't breed kangaroos out of wallabies. ( Hard to breed tall kids from small parents)
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« Reply #118 on: November 24, 2013, 08:47:47 am »
My grandmother once told me, "Vultures and hummingbirds fly over the same desert.  The vultures see death and rotting flesh, the hummingbirds see bright beautiful flowers.  Each bird finds what it is looking for." 
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« Reply #119 on: November 24, 2013, 09:08:28 am »
My grandmother once told me, "Vultures and hummingbirds fly over the same desert.  The vultures see death and rotting flesh, the hummingbirds see bright beautiful flowers.  Each bird finds what it is looking for." 


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