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Old 22-10-2013, 16:10   #181
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No offense Taken My mother insisted I learn "domestic skills", I in turn forced both daughters to use hand tools and work on their own cars... all good skills to have.

BTW. My daughter lived in Hawaii for 4 years. Her youngest son cried the first time he had to put on shoes, said they felt like band-aids. (sorry for the tangent).
I love Hawaii, my slippahs , and being barefoot, yes shoes are prison for my feet and I do not like wearing them unless I have to~

I like the fact I can leave my place and walk out to the beach (its a bit of a walk)....but it would be better if there were a sailboat anchored off in the distance to swim or paddleboard to and escape the crowded landlubbers
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:46   #182
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I lost track of this thread a while back, but when did the ability to do anything make you anything but more valuable as a person? Must have missed the Victorian memo.
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:49   #183
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Agree, I am happily useless, at most things. I like to think that I am as good as the next guy, but the next guy probably built his own boat, so I lose my own argument there.

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Old 22-10-2013, 21:54   #184
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Indeed it is, altho perhaps that's this thread's basic premise...and so it continues...
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Old 23-10-2013, 05:54   #185
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No offense Taken My mother insisted I learn "domestic skills", I in turn forced both daughters to use hand tools and work on their own cars... all good skills to have. BTW. My daughter lived in Hawaii for 4 years. Her youngest son cried the first time he had to put on shoes, said they felt like band-aids. (sorry for the tangent).

That's a good thing you've done for them. Before I was allowed to get my learner's permit (used as a carrot to force me learn thankfully!) I had to demonstrate changing a tire, fan belt, brake pads, battery maintenance, coolant checks etc before I was taken to get that permit. Today I still thank my dad for instilling these skills and basic knowledge that help me tackle project many people (either gender) would try.

I think it's great if everyone can run a drill with the same proficiency as a washing machine. It isn't hard but you need the confidence to learn.
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Old 23-10-2013, 10:32   #186
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I lost track of this thread a while back, but when did the ability to do anything make you anything but more valuable as a person? Must have missed the Victorian memo.
I think it was on page 1 concerning chandlers treating women like bimbos... and evolved. I face reverse discrimination when I walk into the fabric/sewing store... the clerks usually ignore me completely.
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Old 23-10-2013, 10:40   #187
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I'm pretty new to this forum. I guess this is a good place to ask.....

Is there a bikini thread? It seems every other board I'm on has one.

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I'm pretty new to this forum. I guess this is a good place to ask.....

Is there a bikini thread? It seems every other board I'm on has one.

If there were you would have found it already yeah~
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Old 23-10-2013, 11:39   #189
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I think it was on page 1 concerning chandlers treating women like bimbos... and evolved. I face reverse discrimination when I walk into the fabric/sewing store... the clerks usually ignore me completely.
That happens to me too... If I walk into JoAnns, it takes _forever_ to get help. Sometimes even when I toss a bolt on the cutting table, they just look at me weird... Or a look of shock when I ask for basting tape.

Oh well... these things happen.
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If there were you would have found it already yeah~
Yep, probably.......haha

Nah, actually I've been so busy trying to get my boat ready I've been focused. I just saw the thread...(Didn't read the 13 pages) and figured I'd lighten it up a bit.

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That happens to me too... If I walk into JoAnns, it takes _forever_ to get help. Sometimes even when I toss a bolt on the cutting table, they just look at me weird... Or a look of shock when I ask for basting tape.

Oh well... these things happen.
JoAnn's is the worst! even (evil empire) Walmart is better. My favorite is PerfectFit: Upholstery Fabric, Wholesale and Discount Auto, Marine, and Furniture Upholstery Fabrics, but you pretty much need to know what you want before you walk through the door.
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I'm pretty new to this forum. I guess this is a good place to ask.....

Is there a bikini thread? It seems every other board I'm on has one.

You CAN get Bikini thread at JoAnns
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I saw some bikini thread at wal mart but I opted for yarn it flows much better in the wind
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Well I just figure if a guy needs help with something not familiar to him I just ask him if he needs help with it. Same for me, if I need some help, I ask for help, none of it should evolve to a Sexist state. I believe it is in the mind of the unknown and most of us just need to work on our communication skills. If people have a problem asking the opposite sex for assistance indeed we would all be in bigger trouble. I do not think it matters what plumbing you have and if you were hired at a Marina or West Marine, they hired you because you have experience in the field and looking good while doing it is a plus~Aloha
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I just had a typical trip to Home Depot. Except for a nice checker as I walked in the door, not a single worker asked if they could help me or even looked me in the eye. Frankly I don't want their "help" when I'm on a scouting mission.
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