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    Never too old to learn to tie your shoes...

    So for the past year, my work boots have driven me nuts. They kept coming untied every time I turned around. Last week I was browsing the ted.com site when I came across a video called "How to tie your shoes". Thinking with a sense of humor, "I guess I'm never too old to learn", I went ahead and watched the video.

    Turns out I have been tying them wrong all these years. Put my work boots on each day this week, tied them the way explained in the video, and stayed tied the whole time I've worn them...who knew...

    http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore...our_shoes.html
    Darren

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    Hummm,,,, guess a person is never too old to learn. Unfortunately I am old enough to learn it but I will forget it in a few minutes..
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    You can't go wrong with the good old fashioned double knot.
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    Didn't learn to tie shoes until the fourth grade. Always wore cowboy boots and had high top buckle boots for church (dressier in mom's opinion and not the black rubber four buckle boots!) I create two bunny ears and tie them, don't do that fancy do si doe!!!
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    Now I have to retrain my fingers
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    Apparently I've been doing it right all these years. Now there's a first for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Now I have to retrain my fingers
    me too

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    Well, alrighty then! I just thought I knew how to tie my shoes.
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