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« Reply #600 on: January 21, 2015, 10:30:45 pm »
Not exactly true to letter but maybe spirit of this topic - I worked in Central Africa (Cameroon & Guinea) where they used bush taxis (15 passenger vans with 40-50 people inside and goats and chickens and bananas on top and in Haiti where the most common transport was a Tap-Tap (small pickup with benches in back and a camper shell or inverted bed liner on extensions for rain cover and passenger tapped side to stop where he wanted to get off) and we would always ask

"How many people can you get on a bush taxi/Tap-Tap?" Answer - 1 more.
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« Reply #601 on: January 21, 2015, 10:40:07 pm »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #602 on: January 21, 2015, 11:19:05 pm »
Just had to get a Goat on that Taxi didn't ya?  :D :D :D
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« Reply #603 on: January 22, 2015, 04:03:14 am »
The Goat was for BBQ when on extended travel.
Or maybe for trading if they ran into a troll demanding a toll. ;D
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« Reply #604 on: January 22, 2015, 08:51:12 am »
The Goat was for BBQ when on extended travel.
Or maybe for trading if they ran into a troll demanding a toll. ;D

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« Reply #605 on: January 22, 2015, 01:09:01 pm »
I'm glad your a good sport. ;)
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« Reply #606 on: January 23, 2015, 07:55:29 am »
Things turn out best for people who make the best of how things turn out.

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« Reply #607 on: January 23, 2015, 09:30:13 pm »
Common sense is so rare these days that it should be classified as a Super Power.


Can I hear an Amen?  :D
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« Reply #608 on: January 23, 2015, 10:27:20 pm »
amen brotha goat amen :D :D
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« Reply #609 on: January 23, 2015, 11:19:15 pm »
Common sense. Amen.  You pray that your employees have it and they act like they are God's gift if they show you a glimmer of it.

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« Reply #610 on: January 24, 2015, 06:01:59 am »
I will give pigman an Amen for his quote.  :D   :D
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« Reply #611 on: January 24, 2015, 10:26:00 pm »
"He's got the world by the tail with a downhill shove"   

An older guy I knew as a kid would always say, "all you have is the fun along the way"     

A watched pot never boils.   

I'd only ever heard this one once, "If wisdom was wealth, he's the wealthiest man I know".   

Its raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock.

Grass never grows under his feet.   

One boy is like a hired man, two boys a half a boy, three boys, no boys at all,
 my father in law would always say that one.

Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes all the way to the bone.

Boys and their toys, referring to men and their equipment.

The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, my grandma always used that one.

There was one my grandma also used a lot and I can't recall exactly how it goes, but something that referred to "he's so good a farmer, he can grow weeds and turn them into gold, but that's not quite right, been 30 years since I heard her say it, anyone know how it goes for sure?

He's as strong as an ox.   

My grandpa would often say, "the older I get the better I was"

Not worth a pinch of salt

So thin they tied a knot in his tail to keep him from falling through the crack in the seat.   

He's so thin, they xrayed him with a light bulb.   

Thin as a rail, referring to skinny market hogs.

He eats like a mouse, referring to eating nothing.    He drinks like a fish, referring to alcohol consumption

He smokes like a factory or he smokes like a stove pipe.   

My daughter has always said, "go ahead smoke that cancer stick, but do it when I'm not around"  referring to cigarettes.   Or "die of lung cancer on your own time" is what one person I've worked for had said to some that smoked while working.   

Be as quiet as a church mouse

He's dead on his feet, referring to being overly tired

Those are a few I'll think of more, my grandparents used them all the time, took me years to figure out what some of them meant.   

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« Reply #612 on: January 25, 2015, 03:40:21 pm »
I have the body of an Athlete.....
The joints of a 90 year old.......
and the bank account of a Crack addict.

Thanks Horses.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #613 on: January 25, 2015, 08:32:23 pm »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D I can't wait to show that one to my wife!

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« Reply #614 on: January 25, 2015, 08:34:26 pm »
  I eat and train just like a world class athletes. Unfortunately it's Sumo Wrestlers!
Think like a farmer.

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« Reply #615 on: January 25, 2015, 09:53:55 pm »
The older I get, the better I was.
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« Reply #616 on: January 25, 2015, 09:59:22 pm »
I doubt it's an old saying but a good one none the less. My grandma who is 94 told me this a few years ago. "You be good and if your not going to be good then be careful."  "If your not careful, don't name it after me."  It took a minute for me to realize what she just said. Great lady!!

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« Reply #617 on: January 25, 2015, 10:13:20 pm »
 :D :D  took me a minute too!

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« Reply #618 on: January 26, 2015, 12:11:26 am »
"You be good and if your not going to be good then be careful." 

John

That one slipped my mind...just like it slipped my mind every time my mother said it to me  ::)  :D

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« Reply #619 on: January 28, 2015, 05:01:55 am »
Saw it again by some on this forum but good one:

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and vigor every time.

(Story with it when I first read this was old farmer caught a bunch of young college co-eds skinny dipping in his pond. They swam to the far side away from their clothes but said they would not come out till he left and called him a dirty old man for spying on them. He told them he was not spying, he came down every day about this time to feed the alligator.)
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