Monday, November 12, 2012

My Feelings o' Inadequacy Just Shot Up

I signed a petition... one that's right dead center for us "Thanksgiving Comes First" peeps.  (Go here to sign!)  And what did I get for bein' a Good Guy and supporting the cause?  THIS:



Hell, I don't even have **17** friends, let alone 170.  Who in the Hell has 170 friends, anyway?  Anyone?  Bueller?

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  1. Who really wants 170 friends? I'm happy with 4 or 5.

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    1. You're a man after my own heart, Dan.

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  2. In my area, Walmart is opening on Thanksgiving Day till 5, then re-opening at 8 PM. Target is opening at 9 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

    It will get to a point where they just will treat it as any other day.

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    1. I'm not sure what Wally-World's hours are gonna be here and we have no Target in the area, although I'd DEARLY love one.

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  3. Don't spend any money this holiday season. Let the government provide! I will not help our economy in any way. My big purchases will be at the flea market or other non taxable venues...

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  4. Doesn't it depend on the definition of friend? Such as close friends, or those people you know and are friendly with, would count in different levels, but with all those lumped together I would say I have over 500. And I expect them to be at my funeral... though not too soon I hope. ;)

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    1. I wouldn't get to 100, even counting acquaintances. I believe ya gotta know someone's name to call 'em a friend.

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    2. I guess belonging to the Boy Scouts for decades and the Masons and Lions and Rotary clubs and being a leader in large Church all add up to having a lot of friends and acquaintances. I do know their names, and most of their spouses names, and childrens' names. Not to mention those I went to school with, college, work.

      I think you would be surprised at how many of the loosely defined friends of yours that are out there.

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  5. I did play a little Christmas music yesterday.

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  6. Thanks, Buck. As to my having 170 friends, I'd say I have more than that number of nodding acquaintances (and the more I write, the more they nod... off) but real friends? Nah. I assume they mean Facebook "friends", which you wouldn't know, since - as I recall - you don't indulge in The Book Of Face.

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    1. I tried FB for about six months once upon a time... and was tempted to go back when Lex died. The Lexicans set up a private page for condolences, tributes, and general all-around commiseration... which tempted me. But I never pulled the trigger... I just COULDN'T.

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  7. I did see the petition touted on Facebook yesterday, but I didn't bite. I may have to revisit that decision.

    The president has millions of friends. Some of them are even alive. And legal.

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    1. In re: Barack's Buddies... it's good to be the King.

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Just be polite... that's all I ask.