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Forum: SLC 12 November 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
Men in business suits are dropping paper money as...

Men in business suits are dropping paper money as they use the stairwell, mostly small amounts, but including a thousand dollar bill.

I suppose it's all right if I take some of it home with me, as...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
The institution where I got my master's degree...

The institution where I got my master's degree has been remodeled (again).

Now, instead of a bunch of buildings, it's all one building.

The students have their own lockers, like in high...
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,264
Posted By Bill
Absolute agreement, from my experience. I...

Absolute agreement, from my experience.

I was allowed to drink beer with Mom and Dad out of my child-size glass. As an adult, I learned how to drink like an *adult,* *responsibly,* and...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,465
Posted By Bill
None, obviously, but the firm was hit pretty...

None, obviously, but the firm was hit pretty hard.

The firm could have gotten a fine and probation.

In fact as a result of the scandal the firm lost its audit practice and was essentially...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,465
Posted By Bill
Arthur Andersen. The company was convicted...

Arthur Andersen.

The company was convicted for obstruction of justice, although the conviction was overruled by the Supreme Court.

A number of Enron personnel were found guilty as well.
...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,465
Posted By Bill
They can be charged and convicted of crimes, and...

They can be charged and convicted of crimes, and have been.

Arthur Andersen, for one, in the Enron years.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I was in the classic movie version of The Wizard...

I was in the classic movie version of The Wizard of Oz and I'm working with a group of high school students who are putting on a version, sharing my experience.

I'm taking to a couple of them,...
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
(from Saturday night) I attended an...

(from Saturday night)

I attended an all-you-can eat Chinese food buffet.

Unfortunately, by the time I arrived most of the selections had run out; there was only one entree and it wasn't...
Forum: SLC 25 October 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I attended another of my high school reunions....

I attended another of my high school reunions. It's being held at a hotel, and I'm staying overnight. I recognized a few of my classmates on the way in.

I went to check in. The first person I...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I attended some sort of informal meeting in the...

I attended some sort of informal meeting in the early morning, with radio personalities of one of the local radio stations and other members of the general public.

I asked a question about what...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 October 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Bill
Never met Mr. Spinney, but my former next-door...

Never met Mr. Spinney, but my former next-door neighbor had a second home near him and knew him well.

He's also a phenomenal artist who designs an elaborate Christmas card every year and sends...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I attended a party in my grandparents' old house,...

I attended a party in my grandparents' old house, which is now vacant.

It's a catered party, with Southwestern food, but somehow there's food for everyone except me.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 13 October 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 203,790
Posted By Bill
To a person who won't be named: The answer...

To a person who won't be named:

The answer is *no.*

And I don't appreciate your crying poor mouth.

Just think of how ridiculous you sound, *you* asking *me* for help. It's not *my* fault...
Forum: SLC 13 October 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I received a very poor written employee...

I received a very poor written employee evaluation, from a woman who speaks Spanish.

The evaluation was written in Spanish and filled with exclamation points and vulgarity.

I was wondering how...
Forum: SLC 25 September 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I was talking to someone in my house. We...

I was talking to someone in my house.

We happened to go into a room where there were a bunch of pianos, once owned by my mother, that I had forgotten about. I commented that I hadn't been in this...
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I've been elected to the House of Representatives...

I've been elected to the House of Representatives for my district.

Don't recall what my party affiliation was if any. One of my opponents was a mainstream conservative Republican (black American)...
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
For at least the third time, maybe the fourth: ...

For at least the third time, maybe the fourth:





I'm looking forward to attending the outdoor religious service in my town again this Sunday night.

I've been there before and it's in a...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
I visited a restaurant as part of a group. ...

I visited a restaurant as part of a group.

My copy of the menu was incomplete (the others apparently had complete menus), so I couldn't order the enchiladas I wanted.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 10 September 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
In my workplace, somebody found a cardboard box...

In my workplace, somebody found a cardboard box containing old cigarette butts. I didn't put it there.

Some of my coworkers are snooty middle-aged women and lectured me for putting it there.
...
Forum: SLC 05 September 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,264
Posted By Bill
At the bank were I do all my banking these days...

At the bank were I do all my banking these days (Bank of America) I've never had any problems like that. I've gone to the branch near my home and the mini-branch near where I work, and the people at...
Forum: SLC 26 August 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
The town where my mother used to live had some...

The town where my mother used to live had some kind of promotion or festival pretending that it's the 1930s or 1940s again.

I went to the place where my mother used to work (which was still there...
Forum: SLC 23 August 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
One of my neighbors has a swimming pool in his...

One of my neighbors has a swimming pool in his basement.

He also has an extensive collection of back issues of newspapers going back to the 1960. Apparently that's how he knows so much about...
Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By Bill
One of he department store chains opened up a...

One of he department store chains opened up a large "warehouse" store near me, with clearance items on sale for a discount.

Low-income customers who qualify may take items home without paying for...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 203,790
Posted By Bill
To the person last night who claimed to be...

To the person last night who claimed to be homeless:

I believe your story and I would have liked to have done more for you. I called the number you asked me to call three times.

I'm sorry you...
Forum: Rantidote 08 August 2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 121,422
Posted By Bill
And whenever I see "new and improved" on food...

And whenever I see "new and improved" on food products I think to myself that there was obviously something consumers didn't like about it the first time.

Thanks.

Bill
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