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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 11:51am
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Okay, rough start to today...

*03:15 AM, my cell phone rings. It's a division of my company. Internet access is down, and all necessary information isn't accessible. It's like that way until 5:00ish.

*8:20 AM, my car's front axle breaks, right on an I-95 off-ramp. I call my boss that I'll miss some morning meetings. I get a $48 tow to my mechanic, who gives me a ride to work.

*9:30 AM, I call my wife, who's unhappy that she'll have to give up "her" car tonight. (We both own both cars, but you know what I mean.)

Is it a bad day? Hell, no! It's still game day.

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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:00pm
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Well done, Bainesy. If you're not in writing, you're in the wrong business.
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:04pm
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We hear ya.

Chin up 'cuz you'll end the day on a positive note!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:15pm
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Bad days.

Park on street cleaning day, missed sign $55
Park on street with front of car sticking out in driveway. Owner of garage calls for tow. $481.75 to free car, $95 ticket for blocking driveway
Turnback game for day -$65 game fee.
Worked for free to pay for towing fee, missed game......well, today is game day!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:24pm
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Not too long ago: $53 game fee, tagged for speeding on the way out of town - $50 fine - net: $3 - minus expenses...
Yeah, those days happen.
But today's my birthday, and nuthin's gonna mess it up for me!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:31pm
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Thanks guys - you all made me feel sooooooooooooooo much better!!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:44pm
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Not too long ago: $53 game fee, tagged for speeding on the way out of town - $50 fine
Fifty bucks for speeding? That's a three-figure deal in this corner!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:49pm
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Years ago. Game site 15 minutes from work. Very low-level Boys private school game. Change at work because game site has no locker room. Couple of last minute things pop up at work so I'm running late, won't get to game until about 25-30 minutes before tip-off. On the drive over, stop and go traffic b/c of construction on 2-lane road. Totally my fault I rear end car in front of me. More damage to my car than hers; we both have same insurance company so info exchange goes quickly. Get to game site about 10 minutes before game time. Walk in gym. Girls basketball team is having practice.

Boys game was re-scheduled for some reason and assignor never got the word to me.

At least I got paid.
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 01:29pm
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Bad days.

Park on street cleaning day, missed sign $55
Park on street with front of car sticking out in driveway. Owner of garage calls for tow. $481.75 to free car, $95 ticket for blocking driveway
Turnback game for day -$65 game fee.
Worked for free to pay for towing fee, missed game......well, today is game day!
Throwing an unruley coach out of a game.......PRICELESS
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 02:18pm
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Okay, rough start to today...

*03:15 AM, my cell phone rings. It's a division of my company. Internet access is down, and all necessary information isn't accessible. It's like that way until 5:00ish.

*8:20 AM, my car's front axle breaks, right on an I-95 off-ramp. I call my boss that I'll miss some morning meetings. I get a $48 tow to my mechanic, who gives me a ride to work.

*9:30 AM, I call my wife, who's unhappy that she'll have to give up "her" car tonight. (We both own both cars, but you know what I mean.)

Is it a bad day? Hell, no! It's still game day.
That makes up for a lot right there.
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 03:12pm
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*8:20 AM, my car's front axle breaks,
Correction. It's a sub-frame. More expensive, but the conclusion still stands.

(I believe I've left myself wide open for a "fixed it for ya...")
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 03:17pm
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(I believe I've left myself wide open for a "fixed it for ya...")
If I hand't virtually destroyed my axle last Thursday night in a snow/ice storm, I'd be tempted.
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If I hand't virtually destroyed my axle last Thursday night in a snow/ice storm, I'd be tempted.
"hadn't" Fixed it for ya!
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 05:38pm
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"hadn't" Fixed it for ya!
Now that just made my day.

Now to pray for those poor pygmies, pigmies, pigmii, and any other non-Kosher indigenous tribes.
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Old Thu Feb 10, 2011, 06:57pm
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yesterday (Wed.) couldn't possibly been a bad day...got to see "The Jimmer" play against Air Force....Jimmer Fredette – National Player of the Year – JimmerPOY.com
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