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Maya Angelou Died today. One quote I noticed from her:

 

"You can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

 

~

 

In order:

 

1. Make soup

2. Laugh

3. Become incredibly furious

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"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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I'd like to emphasise how staggeringly furious I get when confronted with intransigent inanimate objects.

 

And how much I like soup.

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"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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1. Tut and carry on.

2. Tut and carry on.

3. Tut and carry on.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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1. Shrug 2. Realistically, cope with what was lost ; Ideally, begin a global hunt for the luggage and exact vengeance on anyone who stole it. 3. Untangle it.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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1. Sit inside and play games all day. In my underwear.

2. Buy underwear and a toothbrush.

3. Pretend it was supposed to be a Christmas ball all along and light the ****er.

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1) we like the rain. so, am guessing we grab an umbrella, or not, and go on with our day.

 

2) depends on what is in our "luggage."  virtual everything important for Gromnir is carry-on to avoid the lost luggage scenario, but assume we lose laptop, important documents, or our snoopy night-lite and am s'posing we could be sent into a moment o' panic, followed by a couple deep breaths, and ending with a wry smirk of acknowledgement for the universe that once again managed to get the best o' Gromnir. 

 

3) untangle the lights? that one seems like a trick question wherein we is missing the "gotcha." 

 

HA! Good Fun!

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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"You can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

1. Sit in the garden pavilion, listen to the rain and watch the clouds go by. I like rainy weather.

2. Be moderately angry, but calm down quickly. (all the essential things are always in my cabin baggage and pockets)

3. Rip the christmas lights from the tree and fling them against the wall as hard as I can. Nothing makes me madder than stubborn inanimate objects that wont work as intended

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I love rainy days. In fact, I would very much like it if it were raining and semi-dark outside all the time, (discounting any other effects, like floods, that might result).

 

Depends on what's in it. Could range from not caring hardly at all to contemplating suicide. :p

 

Fix that crap. Throw it away if it's unfixable. :p

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1) Open the curtains so I can hear it louder. (My curtains are usually closed any time of day)

2) File a lost luggage report, then go do something else to get my mind off the annoyance.

3) Huh, free Christmas tree lights, I wonder where they came from?

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1. Watch movies and sitcom episodes relating to people in the rain (one time it was the Married... with Children episode when the Bundys' house sprang leaks everywhere, last time it was that flick Hard Rain).

 

2. 

 

Depends on what's in it. Could range from not caring hardly at all to contemplating suicide.  :p

 

 

3. Leave it. "My problems go away if I ignore them" (same approach I have with parking tickets).

 

Addendum to number 1: There was this one time, here in the eternally sunny So/CentCal coast, when the biggest flash rainstorm I ever saw since El Nino of '97/'98 suddenly poured down. Everyone in my apartment complex (including me) stopped everything they were doing, laundry, partying, playing video games, studying, and just went outside and just marveled at how utterly random and out of nowhere this was.

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1. Run out and make a scene, all the while beaming with fake glee.

2. Give up, coil up into a foetal position and suck your thumb.

3. Carry on as normal, coz life's like that always.

*** "The words of someone who feels ever more the ent among saplings when playing CRPGs" ***

 

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1. Does not really affect me.

2. Does not really matter, just buy the needed again

3. Does not really affect me, just untangle them.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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- Some guy 

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Maya Angelou Died today. One quote I noticed from her:

 

"You can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

I like rain. So no problems there.

 

I've only ever lost luggage once. Didn't realize it was missing until weeks later. Still not 100% sure what I lost in it.

 

Don't have tangled Christmas tree lights because when I take them down, I put them back right.

 

EDIT: I met Ms. Angelou back in the early 1990s; very nice and gracious woman. Very thoughtful and even though her mom (IIRC) had just passed very willing to try and connect with the people who'd came to see her and pass on her ideas.

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I cannot - yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet? Yet I must - but I cannot! ~ Ro-Man

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Never lost luggage either. My mom did have hers taken by another woman from the carousel. That was fun, airline agent had to threaten to tell the police to get the woman to let us come and get it.  Later complained that I was some enforcer type as I was just standing behind my mom while she spoke to the woman. 

 

My countrymen are pricks :p

 

Another good test of a person would be how they handle tiny delays at a red light or in line at a grocery store.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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I'd totally lose the character assessment if it included "getting on the expressway behind cars going 30 mph" though.

I cannot - yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet? Yet I must - but I cannot! ~ Ro-Man

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I'd totally lose the character assessment if it included "getting on the expressway behind cars going 30 mph" though.

our kryptonite is spending holiday weekend or week with family. the patience we have with strangers largely evaporates when faced with mind-numbing ignorance or overt pettiness within our own clan. sure, we love family get-togethers and if such reunions lasted only one afternoon, we would probably be happy with 'em. spending more than one afternoon with our relatives is like asking us to do oktoberfest with neo-nazis. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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1. Have a drink and try to get laid

 

2. Buy new clothes

 

3. Have a few drinks

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