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unfortunate weekend (apology)
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, December 09, 2017 5:05 PM

Everyone is right things can always be alot worse. This was just a rant and I apologies to everyone never ment to offend. The dwindling of local hobby stores and other small business was the point I started after, I didn't bring that across at all tho. At this time of year everyone just be safe hang on to your family and spend as much time as you can with them. I apologies again hope any I offended will except it.

Thank you.

Clint

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, December 09, 2017 6:14 PM

Hello Clint!

I don't want to annoy you or anything like that, and I also hate to see a hobby shop fade away - but I have to tell you, if you describe something like that a bad weekend, then you must live a happy and care-free life, I tell you!

Well I'm not complaining myself, doing all right, but think about all the people that are starving, fighting a war, or plain having to work all the week like the workers in China! Or health problems for that matter. I hope you know what I mean - so I wish you a nice day and good luck with your modelling projects!

Paweł

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, December 09, 2017 7:17 PM

I'm down near Fort Knox, KY if you need a Tamiya Zero.

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, December 09, 2017 7:54 PM

Pawel you are totaly right maybe bad weekend isn't the best way to describe it. I work 60 hours a week on average so having a weekend off is few and far between for me but you are totaly right it could be alot worse. The main point I was trying to float across was the dwindling away of hobby shops and other mom and pop places in general.

Clint

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:01 PM

A bad weekend? Hardly. At least you have your health and a job. Face it, it's happening everywhere, every day - not just your area. 

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Posted by damouav on Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:06 AM

Welcome to the last dying light of capitalism...

We are well into the eira of multinationals, trillions of dollars of buying power and the ability to destroy small buisness with the press of a key. 

I don't live in the US, but the same can be said for most countries globally.

Support your local hobby shop if you are able, at almost any cost. Once they close, they will most likely never open again.

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 AM
I'll tell you tell you about a bad weekend my dog died my wife was rushed to the hospital and I got layoff from my job.i think this qualified as a bad weekend.
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Posted by damouav on Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:11 AM

You sound like an old Queensland Premier we had years ago.

He refused to allow daylight savings time, he was concerned that the curtains would fade and the cows wouldn't milk...

Heeeehehe

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:04 AM

Rambo - don't worry, I wasn't offended. Like I already wrote, I didn't want you to feel bad or nothing the likes, just wanted to point out that we've got it quite good in our lives, otherwise we wouldn't have the time nor the "power" to do scale models. We should be thinking about that and be glad, and use that thought to overcome trouble that we see, knowing that there are other people who have it worse than we have it.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:25 AM

damouav

Welcome to the last dying light of capitalism...

We are well into the eira of multinationals, trillions of dollars of buying power and the ability to destroy small buisness with the press of a key. 

I don't live in the US, but the same can be said for most countries globally.

Support your local hobby shop if you are able, at almost any cost. Once they close, they will most likely never open again.

2c

 

Sad, but no truer words spoken. Well said...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:52 AM

What I call a VERY sad weekend is my friend who has to bury his son . We attended the funeral services yesterday driving 3 1/2 hours to Ft. Luderdale and back home last evening. To some driving 7 hours + may feel like an incovenience but then try to imagine how a parent that has to bury his child feels like. The wife and I were there to confort him and his family, and they greatly appreciated it. RIP Jonathan. 

 

 

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Posted by damouav on Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:23 PM

Clint, we all here can relate to what your saying, it is an unfortunate state of affairs.

 

PJ, deepest condolences to the family.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:33 PM

Thanks Damian.

 

 

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:45 PM

plasticjunkie

What I call a VERY sad weekend is my friend who has to bury his son . We attended the funeral services yesterday driving 3 1/2 hours to Ft. Luderdale and back home last evening. To some driving 7 hours + may feel like an incoveneience but then try to imagine how a parent that has to bury his child feels like. The wife and I were there to confort him and his family, and they greatly appreciated it. RIP Jonathan. 

 

PJ,

Sorry to hear of your friend's loss...It's a pain that never goes away when you bury your child. I hope your friend will find peace in time. My sincere condolences to your friend and his family. 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:15 PM

Thanks Hunter.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:40 PM

In the grand scheme of things, I’d call it a disappointing day. But nothing terrible by any stretch. And if that is the worst thing in your life right now or recently, you’re doing pretty good. We can all lament the loss of places that we enjoy from our past. But life goes on and we usually find new ways to fill that loss. 

Take a look around in your life, and I bet like many of us here, you will have more good things that are taken for granted, than true bad things.  A little perspective goes a long way. Every day at work reminds me of how fortunate that I am in this life. All I have to do is look around.

 

 

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Posted by Wirraway on Monday, December 11, 2017 4:24 AM

damouav

You sound like an old Queensland Premier we had years ago.

He refused to allow daylight savings time, he was concerned that the curtains would fade and the cows wouldn't milk...

Heeeehehe

 

(Gasp !)  Blasphemy !

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Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, December 11, 2017 4:50 AM

armor 2.0
I'll tell you tell you about a bad weekend my dog died my wife was rushed to the hospital and I got layoff from my job.i think this qualified as a bad weekend.
 

Now your's was a bad weekend. Condolenscenses for your pup and for losing your job. And I hope your wife is doing better. 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 11, 2017 5:22 AM

Admin, lets let this thread get shut down.   Clearly the OP was venting.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by damouav on Monday, December 11, 2017 6:01 AM

Wirraway

 

 
damouav

You sound like an old Queensland Premier we had years ago.

He refused to allow daylight savings time, he was concerned that the curtains would fade and the cows wouldn't milk...

Heeeehehe

 

 

 

(Gasp !)  Blasphemy !

 

One of his quotes

‘You can’t sit on a fence, a barbed wire fence at that, and have one ear to the ground.’

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, December 11, 2017 6:03 AM

keavdog
Admin, lets let this thread get shut down.

Why do that? We're having a nice, polite conversation!

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Posted by damouav on Monday, December 11, 2017 6:10 AM

Pawel

 

 
keavdog
Admin, lets let this thread get shut down.

 

Why do that? We're having a nice, polite conversation!

 

Yeah, fun.

Come on, it Christmas time, lets let our hair down man...

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:17 PM
Ok. I work for the U.S. Postal Service. Yeah them....The station i work in has 35 routes. We are averaging over 5000 packages a day during this crazy season. I have put in two 75 hour weeks in a row. I have a mandatory day off tomorrow or I'll have worked too many days in a row with no break. The paycheck will be nice which will pay for my car insurance renewal 3 vehicles newest is 12 years old. 4 drivers one being my 18 year old son who just got his license this past summer. Are you all sitting down. $5500 for the year. No points on anyone's license. Rant over

 

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Posted by damouav on Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:46 PM

At least most of you have a paid, full time employment. I worked bloody hard from the bottom up only to be f#$ked over by corporate restructuring about 10years ago. I have have struggled ever since, I fell too old to retrain in my mid 40's.

Lucky I had superanuation that I am able to access prior to 65, or I would be ashes by know.

But, I feel better that I will one day soon find something paid that is worth doing.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:31 PM

 

Ouch TJ, that's like $458 a month! IndifferentYour state must be one of the high insurance rate ones. I know new young drivers are consired high risk but that is abusive. The yougsters get crucified before they evn get behind the wheel.

Here in Florida the insurance rates depend on the location. The farther south you go the more congested it is and higher premiums apply. Dade County and Broward are high rate counties (South Florida) and don't get me started on property taxes.Angry

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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Posted by Gerhard on Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:08 PM
IMHO, no apology was required.

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