Pickles by Brian Crane for February 01, 2020

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    Dirty Dragon  over 4 years ago

    Earl’s dad would have loved velcro sneakers.

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    Concretionist  over 4 years ago

    One time, the local pharmacy gave my wive a “child proof” cap on her bottle of prescription pills. She couldn’t get it open. I couldn’t get it open… and I own tools! So, I laid it flat on the cutting board and used the cleaver to cut off the lid. Worked a treat. Thirty days later, I took the remaining bottle back for a refill. The pharmacist didn’t even ask: The refill came with an easy-open lid. Actually had little wings to make it easier to grasp.

    Moral: Sometimes, cutting it is the best idea!

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    jagedlo  over 4 years ago

    So you tied your shoes in Gordian knots then, Earl?

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    Breadboard  over 4 years ago

    Earl glad to see spending time in that drawer made you a sharper knife ;-)

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    chick485  over 4 years ago

    i haven’t tied my shoes in years. WAY too much work for an old codger with ADD. Just slip ‘em on and off. Sure miss my younger days back in good ol’ St. Pete. FLIP-FLOPS!

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    Stevefk  over 4 years ago

    Should have gone done to the Bass outlet store and got some Penny loafers – they’ve been around since the ’30’s (well maybe not the outlet store but the shoes were!!!)

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    posse1 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard that one! ~ very sound advice indeed!

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    nosirrom  over 4 years ago

    How do you untie “The Cheese”?

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    The Reader Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I think velcro has ruined this life lesson!

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    1953Baby  over 4 years ago

    Remember when a five-year-old’s IQ depended on whether s/he could tie his/her shoes? Geezus, the stupid stuff we were made to worry about back in the day. . .

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    sarahbowl1 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    His father was probably raised during the Great Depression, like my Mom!

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    Zebrastripes  over 4 years ago

    Earl must have been a difficult child growing up…LOL

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    tiomax  over 4 years ago

    I was reading a book about knots and the author was talking about the constrictor knot, a way to tie up a bundle of things that are relatively long and straight. He said “This knot, however, is best untied with a knife!”

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    zeexenon  over 4 years ago

    Well sometimes, and somehow a bow-knot turns into a Gordion-knot.

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    Blot  over 4 years ago

    I’ve saved my old bottles and just transfer the new pills (and label) to them.

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    KEA  over 4 years ago

    just when I thought there were no new “old sayings”

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    whenlifewassimpler  over 4 years ago

    They have in my file at CVS "no child-proof caps. Plus I have saved the child proof caps and have extra’s so once the child proof comes off (yes with a lot of work) the regular cap goes on.

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    HappyDog/ᵀʳʸ ᴮᵒᶻᵒ ⁴ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵘⁿ ᵒᶠ ᶦᵗ Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Years ago Dagwood Bumstead explained the value of knots. While putting up a clothesline for Blondie he declared, “If you cut a line too short you can always tie a piece on, but if you make it too long there’s nothing you can do about it!”

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