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Old 21st December 2017, 10:47
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Originally Posted by Naytikos View Post
Where children are concerned, my first instincts are to extrapolate from Farmer John's suggestion and give china dolls and lead toy soldiers.
If this has the desired long-term results then it will not be a recurring problem.

I am currently faced with finding something suitable for a 12-year-old boy who spends every waking hour watching football or supposedly 'funny' clips on a cell-phone and a 21-year-old girl who actually looks 13 who I am (slowly) teaching to cook. They come from a Jamaican mountain village where there is no running water (actually I shouldn't comment on that as we don't have running water at this house either), electricity during alternate weeks and cell coverage is sporadic at best.

I have observed two distinct reactions to going into a shop with them: first they look in awe and don't say anything because it seems to be a dream; then they want to buy everything in the shop in case it isn't there on another day.

I'm just like them.....I was told on an/the other site that I should grow up.....don't want to!!

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Old 21st December 2017, 12:54
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After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to
Target.Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to
get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves
to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local

Dear Mrs. Harris:

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion, in our
We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to, ban both of you from
the store.
Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are
documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other
people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the
women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code
3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. We don't have a Code 3.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a, 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers
he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why
can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror
while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the
clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while, loudly humming the,
'Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his, 'Madonna Look' using
different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled

14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a
fetal position and screamed;

15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?

And last, but not least:

16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile; then yelled very loudly, 'Hey!
There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.
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Old 21st December 2017, 14:30
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I went into Morrison this morning. Clearly today the Zombie apocalypse is ocurring

I fought my way out.
"I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
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