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High and Dry

A Conversation “Everything you are doing for me is great.” “I don’t that impression from everybody.” “I think you’re doing a great job.” “You can tell me if I’m missing the boat.” “High and dry as far as I’m concerned.” “Stranded then?” “Till the bitter end.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment?  Related posts: Into Hagerman March 29, 2017 Scribble What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

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Disliked in General

A Conversation “She just blocked you?” “I guess. I can’t find her.” “Maybe she just quit.” “Maybe. At least she could have told me.” “Sounds like she did. What did you do to warrant a ban?” “Nothing.” “That could be it.” “But I’m so likable.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment?  Related posts: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate A Salesman at the Outdoor Expo on the Virtues of Maple Syrup…

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User Error

A Conversation “The screen goes black whenever I run this macro.” “Every time?” “The spreadsheet fills up then the screen goes blank and the sheet starts filling again.” “Let’s try logging in on a different computer.” “Same result. Just black.” “Did you try a third computer?” “Yep. Same result.” “The only common element is you. I’m thinking user error.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment?  Related posts: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

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Snowy Weather

A Conversation “When I got to the top of Piney Flat, the flakes just melted on the windshield.” “Last winter, we just missed the blizzard on 40 by maybe an hour.” “I went down to Les Schwab to buy some chains. The highway patrol can be real nasty if you forget to bring chains.” “The snow kept filling up the wheel wheels. I pulled over and a trooper stopped to make sure we were okay.”…

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Old Age is a Bitch

A Conversation “The garage stair slipped out from under me. I racked my arm putting a big knot on it.” “It looks like a puffy pillow.” “The doctor drained it and he may drain it again.” “I rode my son’s motorcycle and it popped from under me.” “You seem fine.” “I wrapped my knee in ice and sprayed it for a road rash. I took most of the skin off.” “This knot pales compared to…

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Seeking Charity

A Conversation “I implore you to be accepting. Find it in your heart to give charity.” “It’s not something I can do easily.” “The best people find virtue in charity. Are you unable?” “Charity is not the problem; accepting the victory. That I have a problem with.” “But it is done. You have no choice.” “I want to recoil in my distaste, frustration, dissatisfaction, and contempt of his win.” “You have a lot of work to do.” “You…

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L.A. Needs the Water

A Conversation “They talked about the Owens Valley last night.” “About the Alabama Gates shootout?” “Missed that part.” “Sort of a Bundy Seize around 1924.” “A bunch of ranchers took over Alabama?” “A bunch of Bishop ranchers kept Los Angeles from drinking Owens Valley water for nearly a week.” “The old aqueduct?” “It was new then. L.A. bought up the orchards and dried them out to send water south. The ranchers wanted the water back.” “The…

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Moments Before the Ambulance Arrives

A Conversation “We found him out here just laying on the sidewalk? “Nude?” “Yep. He looked dead.” “And then he jumped up?” “Yeah. Jumped off and started yelling.” “All that stuff about ‘do you know who I am?’ and “you should listen’? “I think he must have been a big shot once. I don’t think he is anymore.” “He ran for awhile and then collapsed?” “Strangest thing; seemed to run out of energy. He ran around, bumped…

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You’re a Writer, Right?

A Conversation “So you’re a writer?” “Yes, I guess I’ve been doing this for going on 23 years.” “How come I haven’t read any of your stuff?” “Hum, you might have seen my technology articles. I had a press release practically reprinted in the newspaper last week.” “So you’re name wasn’t on it.” “Well, not on that one. But my name was in High Technology Careers. I wrote an article about Microsoft and the Art of…

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