[NTLK] [OT} Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 + Einstein = Match Made in Heaven?
LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 11:16:45 EST 2012
~~~ On 2012/03/01 15:36, Forrest Buffenmyer at newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
> ... his father told him, "YOU will know it's not been
> painted! One needs to have pride in one's work...always do the best job you
> Sorry...I will climb down from the soapbox now. But this kind of thing greatly
> annoys me.
> That, and people who don't use turn signals. ;)
Errr, Forrest? Are you sure you aren't me? I mean, *really* sure? :-P
Or maybe we just need to check a few things -- I don't remember having
another brother named "Forrest", but who can tell, who can tell? Maybe what
I was my cat was really a brother named Forrest ...if so, did you mind very
much always being called "Ivan" and being made to sleep in a basket in the
hall? Or did you have a brother named "Christian" who disappeared later in
Seriously, my father was exactly like Jobs' step-dad sounds. Things Pop did
were never left to be "good enough", they were works of precision and
beauty. And I can still hear him say, "I'd know what I did" whenever I
asked him why he even crafted the things people can't see. And that's
stayed in my head all these years. I'm glad I carry that now, and I'm glad
I come from that stock.
And I was told that attention to writing shows intelligence and commitment
and pride, just like well-shined shoes, crisply ironed shirts or a
well-formed knot in your tie. I still cringe when I see bad spelling. Now
that book drafts are "spell-checked" instead of proof-read, even books can
make my skin creep. Even books from publishers like Oxford University Press
can make me weep.
And yes, people who don't signal their turns properly ...!! I have been
known to offer someone a tenner to buy the "optional extra" indicator system
for their car. That was when I was a snotty-nosed kid. I still think about
it occasionally, but now I behave myself.
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