+ Reply to thread
Page 158 of 158 FirstFirst ... 58 108 148 154 155 156 157 158
Results 7,851 to 7,860 of 7860

Thread: The next person to post in this thread...

  1. #7851
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    18,855

    Default

    I love fun! And I did once follow a guy who was driving all over the road, pretty obviously DUI, while calling police and helping them zero in on him. Didn't stick around to see the bust.

    TNP has called the police in the past six months.

  2. #7852
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,666

    Default

    Wow. I guess I should not be on the road when EH is on the case. No, I haven't called the cops on anybody recently. Although I don't rule it out as a prudent option if something extraordinary should happen. ETA...no, still not within sixth months past, but I have in the past made pretty good use of the police to shut down some outrageous noise violations. It was a different town, and IMHO the police were extremely accommodating and effective. And it was only a last resort, so as to not tie up their time with nonsense.

    TNP has had some law enforcement knock on his or her door (either a literal domicile entrance or a metaphorical understanding of the phrase will do).

    Better: TNP finds it hard to tell if the roughly 70-77% of horrible menaces on various highways are chemically impaired, or just plain morons. There sure are a lot of bad actors on the road, but I couldn't say if they're on some weed or alcohol, or just idiots who are distracted and forgot that driving is a very serious responsibility.
    Last edited by Jizzelbin; 14 Feb 2019 at 02:43 AM.

  3. #7853
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,357

    Default

    Really can't tell, no, and I'm assuming that a lot of offenders are irresponsible idiots who are also high.

    TNP is glad they live in a city with decentish public transit.

  4. #7854
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,666

    Default

    Yes; however, I think much of the hype in my current town is smoke, mirrors, and a good bit of puffery disguised as "civic pride." Public transport doesn't exist in a truly meaningful sense unless, say, some 80 percent of the population is mostly dependent on it for their daily needs. Which is rare except in a few large cities, IME. And, yes, I made up that percentage, but it could be right.

    TNP finds it a bit challenging to remember to stay hydrated when in the midst of cold weather.

  5. #7855
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    18,855

    Default

    Nah, never been a problem for me.

    TNP is a Blues Brothers fan.

  6. #7856
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,357

    Default

    "Fan's" a bit strong, but I liked their music back in the day.

    TNP has been to the National Blues Museum in St. Louis.

  7. #7857
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    18,855

    Default

    Nope. Have to admit I didn't even know there was one.

    TNP has been to one of either the football, baseball or basketball HOF.

  8. #7858
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,666

    Default

    No. What some people consider Halls, I consider Hell.

    TNP is extremely annoyed at having to use the telephone to clear up some confusions about things like insurance or utilities. In this day and age, indeed.

  9. #7859
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    18,855

    Default

    Yeah, it's usually an annoyance. I always take notes so that, if I have to reenter the bureaucratic maze, I can tell them who I spoke to earlier, what they told me, and when.

    TNP has heard American humorist David Sedaris read his own work.

  10. #7860
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,666

    Default

    Yeah, I think a few times back on the radio reading some bits of anecdotes/tales. I could be confusing him with someone else, but I don't think so. Pretty amusing, IIRC, as a raconteur-type.

    TNP would gladly accept an implanted chip (unfortunately, there is no such device which is secure AFAIK) to avoid having to deal with shuffling monetary funds around using antiquated (but secure! sort of...not really...never mind) banking instruments. OR, TNP would gladly consider yanking one of those chained-down pens out of its receptacle at some bank/cuNion just out of...a sense of fun.

+ Reply to thread

Posting rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts