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Hi all. Most of us are old enough to have made our share of mistakes. Hopefully, we have learned from them. This week's meaningless topic urges us to share our wisdom.

 

THIS WEEK'S MEANINGLESS TOPIC (#34)

In your experience, when is a really good time to keep your mouth shut?

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There's a reason why we have two ears and one mouth.

Practice using them and you just might come up with something actually worth saying.

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I use to hold my tongue all the time when I was younger , I don't anymore ; life is too short to harbor resentments . :angry::o:D

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4 hours ago, adambar said:

In today's world it's best keep your mouth shut to give the impression your stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. :D

Unless you're in politics :)

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Mistakes are how we learn - here's a personal classic.  First takeoff in my newly acquired Piper Pacer - keep in mind this was a 1950 model and back then Pipers' weren't known for extras.  Anyway, power on, steering straight, pressures/temps and rpms great.  Climbing out - pretty decent pitch for 80 mph and then the big mag drop - 2500 to idle - no gas.  Past experience with Pipers so the fuel selector was to hand instantly.  Roared back to life and on we went.  Once my heart rate dropped below 100, a more detailed scan of the panel revealed a little 'Dymo' tape placard stating 'No takeoff on the right tank below 1/4 full'.  Seemed a bit restrictive 'til I found the right tank was only plumbed to feed gas from the front so, when when the deck angle was up, all the gas ran to the rear which had no fuel line - anything to save a buck.  Didn't take long to find a more deluxe tank that had gas lines front and rear but from that day on I never truly trusted the right tank for takeoff.

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When the missus wants to argue. I don't respond which pees her off bigtime!;)

She is like a budgie that sits on it's perch jabbering to itself.:lol:

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2 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

When the missus wants to argue. I don't respond which pees her off bigtime!;)

She is like a budgie that sits on it's perch jabbering to itself.:lol:

And the beauty of that KDK is that

you get the silence treatment for the next 3 days.:angry::D

cheers

Gumby

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34 minutes ago, gumbypickett said:

And the beauty of that KDK is that

you get the silence treatment for the next 3 days.:angry::D

cheers

Gumby

A win, win result!!:lol:

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23 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

A win, win result!!:lol:

 

23 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

A win, win result!!:lol:

My ex wife would give me the silence treatment for days.

God it was good.

Now I can talk to myself uninterrupted.:D 

cheers

Gumby

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11 hours ago, gumbypickett said:

 

My ex wife would give me the silence treatment for days.

God it was good.

Now I can talk to myself uninterrupted.:D 

cheers

Gumby

Most of the time when I talk to the wife I am talking to myself!:huh::o:lol:

It reminds me of one of Les Dawson's jokes(I think it was him)

He was pulled over on the M1 by the cops and they came to his car and asked him if he realised his wife had fallen out of the car 10 miles down the motorway.

He replied, "thank goodness for that, I thought I had gone deaf."

An oldie but a goodie.

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27 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

Most of the time when I talk to the wife I am talking to myself!:huh::o:lol:

It reminds me of one of Les Dawson's jokes(I think it was him)

He was pulled over on the M1 by the cops and they came to his car and asked him if he realised his wife had fallen out of the car 10 miles down the motorway.

He replied, "thank goodness for that, I thought I had gone deaf."

An oldie but a goodie.

Classic :lol:

cheers

Gumby

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