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    I caught a mouse that had somehow got into my wastepaper basket. I put it in a box and being I was taking Frosty up to a rest area on I 77, I figured I would let it go up there. I take her up there a couple of times a week and let her walk around and, being people are always stopping there, she gets to meet a lot of dogs.

    I have to admit that watching dogs sniff each other, I wonder what we would be like if we developed the sniff method of checking our friends (or a enemy) to see if we like them or not.

    Anyway, on the way home I stopped in the pet store to get her a couple of things and I figured I'd ask someone if they had mouse traps. A young lady that works there asks me if she could help me find what I'm looking for. I told her that I have some field mice in my house (I figured if I caught 1, there were bound to be more).

    She could have saved us both some time if she told me at the start that they don't carry mouse traps, but no, she asks me how do I know they are field mice. (If a field mouse gets in your house, it becomes a house mouse through some metamorphosis that we, as smart human beings, don't understand) So I told her that it had a backpack and binoculars, which was a clue, and once I saw the mountain bike, I pretty much had it nailed down as a field mouse. I now have this girl standing there with a totally confused look on her face. I actually had to tell her that I was kidding, which seemed to add to her confusion.

    Can anyone tell me where these people come from and why I seem to run into a couple every year?

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    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Seem to encounter that a lot....usually just south of the Canadian border

    LOL

    j/k

    all the best...

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    I would bet that the fact that Canada has only 2 people for every 200 Sq miles, the odds are good that we would have more.

    At the same time, aren't Canadians the people that build towns in the middle of Polar Bear walkways. That was bright. LOL!!

    By the way, if you haven't noticed, the Bahamas are a bit below said border.
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    I don't know but the backpack and binoculars thing made me laugh. Good one Rick!
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    That's pretty funny. That would have been a fun conversation to get on video.

    I'm not totally surprised at her confusion. Pet stores are 100% focused on pets, so I'm sure her first thought was pet mice...like white lab mice. (Which are easily distinguishable by the long lab coats, safety goggles and Al Gore bumper stickers on their Toyota Priuses). The last thing she imagined was a customer looking for devices to kill animals that they sell as pets. Ironically, they probably sell dead mice (freeze-dried) as food for snakes, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I don't know but the backpack and binoculars thing made me laugh. Good one Rick!
    That's why they paid me the big bucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    That's pretty funny. That would have been a fun conversation to get on video.

    I'm not totally surprised at her confusion. Pet stores are 100% focused on pets, so I'm sure her first thought was pet mice...like white lab mice. (Which are easily distinguishable by the long lab coats, safety goggles and Al Gore bumper stickers on their Toyota Priuses). The last thing she imagined was a customer looking for devices to kill animals that they sell as pets. Ironically, they probably sell dead mice (freeze-dried) as food for snakes, LOL.
    I want the no kill traps, and yes, I would love to get some of the people I run into on video.

    Just tonight, when I went to the store, I was just getting out of my car when this guy that was walking past, stopped and said that the car looked good with the scoops and louvers. He then asked me if I put them on or if it came that way. I told him that I put them on. Then he says "Oh, is that your car"?

    You can't shoot 'em, cook 'em, or eat 'em, so I just try to live as far away from them as I can.

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    omg that is hilarious!!! field mouse with a backpack and bike lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Just tonight, when I went to the store, I was just getting out of my car when this guy that was walking past, stopped and said that the car looked good with the scoops and louvers. He then asked me if I put them on or if it came that way. I told him that I put them on. Then he says "Oh, is that your car"?

    You can't shoot 'em, cook 'em, or eat 'em, so I just try to live as far away from them as I can.
    Classic. LOL.
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    I saw this and thought it would fit perfectly. It almost sounds like something Rick would say. Maybe it is. lol

    A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO COSTCO

    Yesterday I was at Costco buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Necco, the Wonder Dog, which weighs 191 lbs. I was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had an elephant?

    So, because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

    I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your jacket pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

    Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

    I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.
    Costco won't let me shop there anymore. Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. Forward this (especially) to all your retired friends...it will be their laugh for the day.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    I caught a mouse that had somehow got into my wastepaper basket. I put it in a box and being I was taking Frosty up to a rest area on I 77, I figured I would let it go up there. I take her up there a couple of times a week and let her walk around and, being people are always stopping there, she gets to meet a lot of dogs.

    I have to admit that watching dogs sniff each other, I wonder what we would be like if we developed the sniff method of checking our friends (or a enemy) to see if we like them or not.

    Anyway, on the way home I stopped in the pet store to get her a couple of things and I figured I'd ask someone if they had mouse traps. A young lady that works there asks me if she could help me find what I'm looking for. I told her that I have some field mice in my house (I figured if I caught 1, there were bound to be more).

    She could have saved us both some time if she told me at the start that they don't carry mouse traps, but no, she asks me how do I know they are field mice. (If a field mouse gets in your house, it becomes a house mouse through some metamorphosis that we, as smart human beings, don't understand) So I told her that it had a backpack and binoculars, which was a clue, and once I saw the mountain bike, I pretty much had it nailed down as a field mouse. I now have this girl standing there with a totally confused look on her face. I actually had to tell her that I was kidding, which seemed to add to her confusion.

    Can anyone tell me where these people come from and why I seem to run into a couple every year?
    Berkeley from what I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Berkeley from what I can tell.
    Yeah, that sounds about right.

    I'm always amazed at the fact that "children" who haven't done a damn thing in the real world yet, know how it should be run.

    I had a argument with my friends daughter (who was going to Rutgers at the time) that the lottery tickets we had (her Mom and I) had a 50-50 chance of winning. She told me, with her 1/2 a$$ed 2 years of college, that I didn't know what I was talking about.

    I told her, that every ticket is either the winning ticket or it isn't. That all changes when they drop the 1st ball, then the odds go up to 1 in whatever million, but until then, you either have the winning ticket or you don't. A math professor at Rutgers told her that I was right.

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