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    My Wife...Always Helping

    Recently I've been dealing with someone on the phone who talks a lot. I mean a LOT. This guy goes off on more tangents than a trigonometry book and it's impossible to get a word in edgewise. Chronic interrupter, and he never gets to his point. Seriously, in nearly 3 hours on the phone with him, I think I've maybe completed three or four sentences. The only reason I've put up with any of it so far is he appears to want to spend a fair amount of money on wood stuff and wants me to do it.

    Anyway, the first time he called me I was on the phone for 90 minutes with the guy, and when I finally was able to hang up, I was utterly speechless. I had a splitting headache. I couldn't even describe to LOML what it was the guy had been talking to me about. Wednesday night I was back on the phone with him, and at about the one hour mark in the conversation, I grabbed a spare phone handset and had LOML listen to this guy talk for a few minutes. She lasted for about five before she quietly hung up. When I finally got off the phone 20 minutes later, my loving and helpful wife had laid out some relief for me on the dining room table. You can see how much she really cares for me...

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    Advil, anti-anxiety meds, whiskey, and a loaded pistol. If that ain't love, what is?
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    Soooo, at what end do you start?

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    he posted that up, so I vote the advil side.

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    Well Vaughn, if that's the way you feel, I just won't call you any more!
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    Vaughn there ain't enough money in the world to put me through that kind of crap. I'd a told him the first time to take a hike i don't want your buisness or your money. Even if i was starving.

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    Vaughn, my wife is laughing and said, "my kind of woman!".
    Seriously, have dealt with a couple of people like this when training horses, they usually were a bust, hope that isn't what you find.
    Good luck. Oh, uhm, thought you were in CA? That gun legal there??
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    My son would mix that Maker's Mark with diet coke. What a waste of good whiskey....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Vaughn, my wife is laughing and said, "my kind of woman!".
    I gave her a high-five when I saw it. I laughed my tail off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    ...Seriously, have dealt with a couple of people like this when training horses, they usually were a bust, hope that isn't what you find.
    Good luck. Oh, uhm, thought you were in CA? That gun legal there??
    Yeah, he reminds me of some of the "pie in the sky" people I used to run into in the music business. I'm not holding out a lot of hope that it'll pan out, but it could.

    And yeppers, the gun's legal...the clip doesn't hold more than 10 rounds. (We won't talk about some of the others, though.)

    And Paul, the Maker's Mark isn't mine...it's leftovers from the last time my BIL was here. I didn't know there was such a thing as good whiskey. I was always more of a beer guy myself.
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    have him call me, I could use a stiff drink
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    Hilarious.



    I've been on many conference calls with extreme bloviators that just don't know when to say when. Good thing I can't remember the combo to the gun safe when I'm agitated. Let's see, was that 2 or 3 turns to the left? It's totally a muscle memory thing any more and if I overthink it I can't get it open...

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