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Old 12-03-2010, 10:43   #1
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The Case of the Long Walk

I get pissed. I decide that going swimming at night is the correct thing to do. I forget to remove ALL my money from my pocket before I go swimming. Look for my money in the morning. Scratch my head. Realise my money is now drifting around the Caribbean. Because I have no bus fare, I have to take a long, long walk to the nearest ATM.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:55   #2
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I guess you should count your blessings it wasn't your enitre wallet and had the ATM card to get.
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I hate that!
Every once in a while I screw up and wish that I had a re-do button to go back. Oh well, the walk is good exercise. Then again, so was the swim.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:02   #4
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I believe it was Gord May who first observed that these kind of walks are always up hill both ways.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:43   #5
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could there have been any alcohol involved in said swim
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:52   #6
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so... what's the going price for a swim now-a-days? LoL
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could there have been any alcohol involved in said swim

I believe "pissed" means the answer is yes.
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How bizarre! I was walking the beach one morning recently and saw a dollar bill at the high tide mark. I remarked on my good luck...and then saw another one. And then a ten...it's like they just drifted ashore with the tide the previous night. So strange, one guy has bad luck, and another one has good luck to balance it out....

but then, I don't drink...
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One time I found like $40 that way. Bike touring, it was just all over the side of the highway, mostly ones.
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Drunken night swimming in Australia is when most drownings happening.

Dusk is also when the Noahs feed!
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