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#174048 - 05/31/09 04:28 PM The Art of Making Do
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Now, I'm pretty good at making do, but what I saw the other day in Seattle did make me laugh.

I pulled up to a traffic light on Elliott and noticed a pooped-out-looking woman with a very active Siberian Husky on a leash. She had sweat stains under her arms and down her back, and her hair was a mess, and I could see she was tired.

The leash was funny-looking. I looked at it for quite a few seconds before I realized what it was... her bra. Knowing Siberians, I'll bet the dog got away and she ran it down (no easy feat) and then realized she had nothing to walk it back with. So she made do with what she had.

Good girl!

Sue

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#174054 - 05/31/09 07:20 PM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Susan]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2813
Loc: La-USA
One's imagination is usually the limiting factor of what problems one can solve!!!
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#174055 - 05/31/09 08:13 PM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: wildman800]
Grouch Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
New company started... Double-D Pet Retrieval. :p

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#174058 - 05/31/09 09:04 PM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Grouch]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
I had a drug runner ignore my hails because 44' MLBs were unarmed. 1917 line throwing rifle, bronze tip right into the bridge glass.

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#174062 - 06/01/09 12:33 AM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: Chris Kavanaugh
I had a drug runner ignore my hails because 44' MLBs were unarmed. 1917 line throwing rifle, bronze tip right into the bridge glass.


I like the make do leash.

Anyone with a decent amount of sea time will normally have trained their brains to make do pretty well, they had no other choise.

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#174065 - 06/01/09 01:09 AM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
Be_Prepared Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 530
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Chris Kavanaugh
I had a drug runner ignore my hails because 44' MLBs were unarmed. 1917 line throwing rifle, bronze tip right into the bridge glass.


I've always thought my 12 gauge flare gun was an option for self defense, and I carry a lot on board. It's not that it's going to stop a determined pirate, but, molten hot items landing on the deck or in the cockpit of their gas powered boat might serve to give them pause? It always seems to work when James Bond does it...
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#174067 - 06/01/09 01:22 AM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Susan]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Susan


The leash was funny-looking. I looked at it for quite a few seconds before I realized what it was... her bra.
Good girl!

Sue

Either that or she was showing off! smile
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#174072 - 06/01/09 03:53 AM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Stu]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Stu
Originally Posted By: Susan


The leash was funny-looking. I looked at it for quite a few seconds before I realized what it was... her bra.
Good girl!

Sue

Either that or she was showing off! smile


Sweat stains are sexay !
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#174073 - 06/01/09 03:53 AM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: wildman800]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: wildman800
One's imagination is usually the limiting factor of what problems one can solve!!!


And of what problems you can get into wink HEHE
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#174126 - 06/01/09 08:16 PM Re: The Art of Making Do [Re: Todd W]
benjammin Offline
Rapscallion
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Something tells me if she was on Elliot she wasn't exactly, um, attractive???

I remember narrowly missing mangling my pickup in the vehicle pileup on Millcreek in downtown Walla Walla when a young lady with a rather ample set of exposed attributes was determinedly walking along the side of the road with a very angry demeanor. Her rhythm was remarkable, and I reckon the other two fellas who ended up crashed into one another felt the same as me. Pure admiration!!! But there was no way in heck I was gonna get out of that truck to offer her assistance. I have a feeling she'd have decked me right outta my boots. Instead I just smiled and waved, sittin' on my bag o' seed.
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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
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