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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #6075 on: April 10, 2018, 10:56:11 AM »
Krispies, of course!
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« Reply #6076 on: April 10, 2018, 12:33:33 PM »
Where I used to live there was a Rice Fruit Farm. They didn't grow any rice.

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« Reply #6077 on: April 10, 2018, 06:04:47 PM »
Where I used to live there was a Rice Fruit Farm. They didn't grow any rice.

I really hope Rice was their surname - I have seen some confusing things based on a surname that was also a common word used in a business name.

This does remind me of a local business. They have a last name that ends with an "s" and the next word in the business name is "Exteriors." Their business website has a URL with the entire name smooshed together (no dashes, etc.). I feel like a 12-year-old, but I laugh every time I see their commercial with the website prominently displayed at the bottom of the TV screen.

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« Reply #6078 on: April 10, 2018, 11:47:14 PM »
Where I used to live there was a Rice Fruit Farm. They didn't grow any rice.

I really hope Rice was their surname - I have seen some confusing things based on a surname that was also a common word used in a business name.

This does remind me of a local business. They have a last name that ends with an "s" and the next word in the business name is "Exteriors." Their business website has a URL with the entire name smooshed together (no dashes, etc.). I feel like a 12-year-old, but I laugh every time I see their commercial with the website prominently displayed at the bottom of the TV screen.

That reminds me of the age-old image floating around the internet of the storefront for Kids Exchange. Their logo was devoid of spaces.
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« Reply #6079 on: April 11, 2018, 02:56:05 AM »
.... and the stationery company Pen Island, whose web address had no spaces or punctuation.....

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« Reply #6080 on: April 11, 2018, 08:13:14 AM »
Re: popcorn at the funeral.  Many years ago my late FIL officiated at a funeral and went to the reception afterwards.  A member of the deceasedís family offered him a slice of fruit cake, announcing it was Ďmade by the corpseís own Ďandsí.  It didnít put him off the cake..

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« Reply #6081 on: April 12, 2018, 01:11:18 PM »
My MIL was from northern Indiana and when started her garden in Illinois she grew popcorn. As a Brownie leader, I took a popcorn popper (legal then) and a couple of ears of dried popcorn to a meeting and had the girls strip the corn and we popped the corn. Just a leaning experience. I was stunned about the feedback of the parents indicating they did not know that popcorn grows in fields and itís corn.

I popped bags of popcorn that she had grown for her funeral reception and again lots of stunned comments.

We had a small garden growing up and my folks decided to do popcorn one year. I remember stripping each cob of the pointy hard kernels over a bucket and, despite wearing gloves, having tender thumbs for days afterward.

Surprisingly I love popcorn.  :D
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« Reply #6082 on: April 12, 2018, 02:45:34 PM »
I told our new admin assistant that I was in the middle of an emergency call, so I couldn't start a scheduled call between myself, an employee, and an outside consultant. I forwarded the calendar invite with the recipient list, call-in number, and conference code.

Fifteen minutes after the call should have started, I walk into the admin assistant's cubicle and she's chatting on the phone with the employee. They used the employee's dial-in information because I hadn't sent the admin assistant my call leader PIN...and no one had told the consultant.

I should not have had to tell the admin assistant that she should have a) forwarded the employee's conference code information; or b) should have asked the consultant to circulate conference code information. I walked back to my desk to find a dozen "Hello, is anyone on the line/are you joining?" emails and a couple of missed calls from said consultant.

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« Reply #6083 on: April 19, 2018, 11:22:10 AM »
My MIL was from northern Indiana and when started her garden in Illinois she grew popcorn. As a Brownie leader, I took a popcorn popper (legal then) and a couple of ears of dried popcorn to a meeting and had the girls strip the corn and we popped the corn. Just a leaning experience. I was stunned about the feedback of the parents indicating they did not know that popcorn grows in fields and itís corn.

I popped bags of popcorn that she had grown for her funeral reception and again lots of stunned comments.

We had a small garden growing up and my folks decided to do popcorn one year. I remember stripping each cob of the pointy hard kernels over a bucket and, despite wearing gloves, having tender thumbs for days afterward.

Surprisingly I love popcorn.  :D

I knew popcorn "grew," but I have to admit I was surprised last night watching a YouTube video on pioneer "parched corn" to discover regular corn would extrude its white interior when heated, just not explosively like the popping variety.
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I used to think a chicken egg, as laid, was analogous to a human egg, and that the yolk was the nucleus, i.e., it was one large cell. Wasn't until I had to slaughter and dress my first hen that I realized an egg, as laid, is more analogous to an embryo. When you open a chicken that is currently producing eggs, there is a "string of pearls" type configuration of different size eggs inside her (without shells, of course.)

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But I also had to explain to a highly-educated attorney that cows do not produce milk until they have a calf.

I am a 44 year old grown adult woman and honestly did not know that about cows. Just never occurred to me. But I'm also a city kid - milk comes from the store, lol.

Same here. While this makes total sense, I've honestly never thought about it :)