I can't believe how lazy some folks have gotten

Discussion in 'Country Singletree' started by Shrek, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Kiamichi Kid

    Kiamichi Kid The Renegade...

    Messages:
    799
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Location:
    Dixie
    If they want what I have they'd best be willing to die for it...
     
  2. Kiamichi Kid

    Kiamichi Kid The Renegade...

    Messages:
    799
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Location:
    Dixie
    Could someone please give one of them my address and a GPS? ;)
     
    Shrek likes this.

  3. HappySevenFarm

    HappySevenFarm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    200
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Location:
    Central Kentucky
    Dilly, dilly!!!
     
    Kiamichi Kid likes this.
  4. emdeengee

    emdeengee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,098
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    I have been very fortunate over the years (especially the hard years) that friends, family, co-workers and neighbours have often given us extras and leftover produce, fish, meat etc that they had no use for - either had their fill or just did not cook or preserve whatever it was. They were often passing on things that had been given to them.

    I don't make judgments about how people choose to live as we have often been the subject of judgments about how we choose to live. If asked I will give my opinion or help but otherwise I just accept that this is their choice. My sister and I could not be more different and if we nagged each other about our choices we would not have a relationship just a constant sad time.

    One thing that I always did was to pass back to the giver some of whatever it was I had made with their gift - jam, fish chowder, or just a salad made with the greens they gave us and my special dressing. This sometimes back fired as with the fish chowder. Our friend asked for the recipe and we got a lot less fish in the future.
     
    Lisa in WA and Twp.Tom like this.
  5. Clem

    Clem Realist

    Messages:
    906
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    It's collard greens for crying out loud. Not like alligator balls or something with a high value.

    (A reply to an earlier page of the thread, not to any particular post.)
     
    Nsoitgoes, tambo, Lisa in WA and 3 others like this.
  6. CajunSunshine

    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

    Messages:
    2,327
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Location:
    North, sometimes South of Sane
  7. DKWunlimited

    DKWunlimited A year full of blessings Supporter

    Messages:
    1,102
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Location:
    Too close to my neighbors
    Do alligators have balls? (Just curious)
     
  8. Clem

    Clem Realist

    Messages:
    906
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    You'd have to ask CajunSunshine, since she's the one who first brought alligator balls into mainstream conversation.
     
  9. CajunSunshine

    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

    Messages:
    2,327
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Location:
    North, sometimes South of Sane
    no really, DKWunlimited and Clem like this.
  10. CajunSunshine

    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

    Messages:
    2,327
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Location:
    North, sometimes South of Sane
    Only here will a thread go from lazy...to collard greens...to righteous and unrighteous indignation....to cheap domestic help... to finding good looking single men with a GPS...to alligator balls and all kinds of other musings in between various posts.

    And it all started with an uncle's unwanted collard greens four pages ago, lol.

    I thought I would contribute my share to keep things thoroughly mixed up.


    .
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
    tambo, alida and no really like this.
  11. DKWunlimited

    DKWunlimited A year full of blessings Supporter

    Messages:
    1,102
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Location:
    Too close to my neighbors
    CajunSunshine likes this.
  12. frogmammy

    frogmammy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    5,873
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Location:
    usa
    So how do you tell if the gator chasing you is a male or female?

    Mon (planning trip south, want to be prepared!)
     
  13. mmoetc

    mmoetc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,412
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Location:
    Sconie
    Why do you care if the gator chasing you is a male or female?
     
  14. mnn2501

    mnn2501 Dallas

    Messages:
    11,948
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    N of Dallas, TX
    Does it really matter?
     
  15. frogmammy

    frogmammy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    5,873
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Location:
    usa
    Well, I think a male might be faster, but female more agile, which would effect my escape plans.

    And it matters because I've never seen an alligator except in the zoo and I don't know a whole lot about them and I DO like going to Florida. Never seen one there, although I know others that have.

    Mon
     
  16. Oxankle

    Oxankle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,415
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Location:
    Arkansas
    John; Right after WWII Dad had a four bedroom, 2 bath house built for the family---8 kids lived in that house. Best I recall that house cost just over $5 grand. The first new auto I bought (needed it for work) cost right at $2,000. Never bought another new one.

    Our money has been greatly devalued, but our tastes have gotten vastly more expensive too. Grew up without a phone, even in the home. Now every ten year old kid has a phone in his pocket. My kids' phone bills are bigger than my paychecks once were.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
    mnn2501 likes this.
  17. newfieannie

    newfieannie newfieannie Supporter

    Messages:
    6,807
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    nova scotia
    I've never seen an alligator and I don't want to. balls or no balls! I see a guy caught a 17 ft Python in the everglades a few days ago. what a monster that was! ~Georgia
     
  18. Oxankle

    Oxankle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,415
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Location:
    Arkansas
    LOL, had to read back a page or two to catch up on this thread!!! Yes, there are bull and cow alligators and they act just like any big lizards---except that the female will keep an eye on the composting vegetation in which she lays her eggs and gets upset if ANYTHING disturbs them.

    And yest, there are a few honest women left if you scratch around and find them, and a lot who would love to be honest women if they could find a decent, hard-working and faithful man.

    And I pretty much agree with the Kid as to the socialists taking our land.

    And I put up six quarts of collards this morning---canner would have held seven but I left a few in the garden on the off chance they'd not freeze. Surprised to find that they require an hour and a half at ten pounds.
     
    CajunSunshine likes this.
  19. oneraddad

    oneraddad Non-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,363
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    The Sierra
    I'm lazy and give tons of fruit away only to have some of it come back in jars.
     
  20. CajunSunshine

    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

    Messages:
    2,327
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Location:
    North, sometimes South of Sane
    The female alligator, if she is protecting her young, is the fastest and meanest critter in the swamp. She needs to be, because everything wants to eat her babies: large turtles and birds, snakes and even other alligators. So until her young are ready to fend for themselves, she is hyper-alert, hyper-paranoid, and hyper-fast to eliminate anything that moves near them.

    Even if you are 100% sure there are NO baby gators and a mama around, if you are near a potential nesting area you may be unpleasantly surprised...because they can hide in plain sight so well. Make no mistake, if called to duty, a mama gator may inspire trespassers in an almost religious way and maybe even teach you how to walk on water. (You will thank your Higher Power that you were able to escape.)

    If you ever hear this sound, leave the area ASAP:

    (By the way, she is not eating her babies, but only moving them to the water.)





    Ha ha! I don't I need to give you any advice if you ever hear this:






    I can vouch for the information in this link. Pay particular attention to the bit under the heading, How Can I Stay Safe Around Alligators? http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw230

    However, Florida has been having problems with more than alligators. Those enormous pythons just creep me right out. This invasive species has gotten a firm hold in Florida. Google that and be afraid.


    .
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
    no really likes this.