Things I Won't Miss after TSHTF

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Things I Won't Miss after TSHTF

 

In the process of getting ready for a business meeting, I noticed a bit of a silver lining to this mess we're in:  There are some absurdities and annoyances that we just won't have to deal with anymore.  With little effort, the following spring to mind.  Anybody else want to add to this list?

Pantyhose

The sound of the dishwasher running

My family making jokes about my preparatory efforts

Worrying about when the crash is going to occur

Makeup

High heels

Washing the car

The sound of my neighbor's ATV

Ads for car insurance

Managing my investments

 

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Driving to work

focus on money

Keeping up with the Jones' as the talk of the cul-de-sac

Cheap plastic crap from China

Welfare as a way of life

National Deficit - Debt

preparing for meetings (stole that one)

 

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I won't miss paying social security tax. I guess I won't miss taxes in general.

I won't miss balancing personal life with work. I will love being able to spend most of my time with the people that matter. 

Busy work

 

 

 

 

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the constant hum of airconditioners running day and night. I remember the blissful silence- (crickets, even!) for days on end during the great Northeast blackout of 2003.

Seeing sprinklers haphazardly watering concrete/asphalt, so that my sneakers get soaked on a bright sunny day. 

Leaf blowers

riding mowers

blinged out hot rods 

disposable plastic bottled water 

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Working out every spring so I won't look ridiculous on the beach in Hawaii

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Boom boxes

Those ridiculous woofers in sports cars driving by, playing rap music

The mantra, "Yes, We Can"

Balancing my checkbook

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Just a quick strafing run....... 

 

Shaving

George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and anything else spawned by Hollywood Babylon

CNN, Fox

My Social Security benefits (probably doesn't count since that was gone BTSHTF) 

 

Things I will miss -

'68-'72 Grateful Dead soundboards streamed on my computer

Sam Linder's goofy, wry humor

Two Beers with Steve Skype sessions

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Yuppies

Pop music, really will anyone still be listening to Britney? Or even want to??

99% of all TV shows.

Advertising in general

Factory farmed food

PETA

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Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:

 George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and anything else spawned by Hollywood Babylon

Boy, you got that right!

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hearing people talk about American Idol 

hearing people talk about Survivor

hearing people talk about Desperate Housewives

hearing people talk about Dancing with the Stars

hearing people talk about who wore what at the Grammy's, Oscar's, Emmy's, CMA's

ABCNNBCBS and Fox

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Ties, Dress shoes, suits, etc. etc.

Being a chauffeur for practice, chess club, guitar lessons, lacrosse, etc. We'll play ball at home.

Fannie, Freddie, AIG, etc.

Answering to customers for their mistakes

computer crashes

alarm clocks

people who think we are nuts for what we believe

voicemail

IRS audits

fake friends

video games (my boys)

 

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Any TV broadcast of Sports

Nascar

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Spam -- both electronic and canned.

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I won't miss people telling me I am delusional. :^)

And:

the constant drone of machines

for-profit spirituality 

capitalists

"freedom"

rugged individualism

the paradox of choice

delusional people :^)

aspartame

"love" 

high fructose corn syrup

the obese 

"doctors"

factory farming

 

 

 

 

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My cubicle.

Insurance software development

Incredibly shallow people

All reality TV

All non-reality TV

All TV

Project managers

VPs

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 Tim (Indianapolis, IN)

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 Things I won't miss after TSHTF...

People within 200 yards trying to raid my compound.  

Wait for it....

    Wait for it...

        

 

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facebook (hopefully)

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The look on my children's faces when they're watching TV

The incessant hum of vehicles and power equipment

City lights drowning out the stars

Summer haze

Sitting in front of computer for hours

All the junk that comes home from school

The marketing that seems to come at my children from every direction including well intentioned adults in their life (school, relatives, friends).

Not having time to cook a meal or fix something

Getting tired in the middle of a long drive

People talking about how TV can help my children learn 

My mother in law offering me all sorts of entertainment/amusement opportunities for my children 

People focusing on stuff, stuff and more stuff 

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dirt bikes

dirt bike racing

snowmobiles

snowmobile racing

leaf blowers

lawnmowers

NASCAR

auto racing

boat racing

roundup

Walmart

professional sports salary whiners

whiners in general ........ bring it on!!!!!!

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The Definitive Firearms Thread

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cell phones

being indoors at work all day

being at work all day

commercialized holidays

living such a rushed life, it's like the beginning of the old "Jetsons" cartoon,  where George Jetson is out walking his dog Astro on the treadmill, and  it's going faster and faster and faster, until he yells "Jane, stop this crazy thing!" (I know, this dates me!:)

 

 

 

 

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Road construction that never ends and never solves anything

Traffic jams, road congestion and people who can't figure out how to merge or change lanes

Super venti caramel machiatto extra shot half lowfat half soy extra whip sweet-n-low-no-sugar and don't forget my coffee collar!

Brightly lighted or blinking, in-your-face billboards and signs screaming at you from every corner and along every road

%^&$* beep-beep-beep of construction and delivery trucks backing up

Mindset that taking a pill (or taking drugs/drinking) in order to anesthetize your misery is more responsible than changing your life to do something about it

Fashion magazines... whether that's cioture or home design

Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Tyra Banks and all those other TV personalities that make you feel like crap because you aren't as "perfect" as they are.

Planned obsolescence to feed the capitalist machine

Local/State/Federal regulations that make no sense, are not applicable, or are designed to favor a certain select few

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Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:

Just a quick strafing run....... 

<snip>

Things I will miss -

'68-'72 Grateful Dead soundboards streamed on my computer

Sam Linder's goofy, wry humor

Two Beers with Steve Skype sessions

Wait a minute, wait a minute! Yell

Is there something you haven't told me?

Am I going somewhere when TSHTF?

Give me a hint, at least! Surprised

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SamLinder wrote:
Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:

Just a quick strafing run.......  <snip> Things I will miss - '68-'72 Grateful Dead soundboards streamed on my computer Sam Linder's goofy, wry humor Two Beers with Steve Skype sessions

Wait a minute, wait a minute! Yell Is there something you haven't told me? Am I going somewhere when TSHTF? Give me a hint, at least! Surprised

Oh, no . . . . you mean you guys didn't tell him? Wink

 

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Sam,

 

We are going to need food after TSHTF...

 

Think Soylent Green.

 

SG

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Sam,

 

We are going to need food after TSHTF...

 

Think Soylent Green.

 

And try to stay on a low sodium diet for me, ok?

 

SG

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capesurvivor wrote:

Sam,

 

We are going to need food after TSHTF...

 

Think Soylent Green.

 

And try to stay on a low sodium diet for me, ok?

 

SG

Hmmmm - this wasn't how I'd planned it.  Undecided

Has my wife worked out a deal with you guys? I'd ask how many ounces of gold she's going to get in exchange for me, but I really don't want to know the answer!

As for the low sodium - I'm working on it, I'm working on it.

Do I get to listen to that great music that Edward G. Robinson heard as he was being sent on his way?

If not, I'm not going.

Oh, and for gosh sakes, don't let Dogs pick the music! Yell

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You DO stay away from artificial preservatives, don't you Sam?

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pinecarr wrote:

You DO stay away from artificial preservatives, don't you Sam?

No - so you'll just have to take your chances! Wink

 

(Boy, seems like a lot of kibitzers suddenly popping up around here..............................)

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Food stimulates conversation, LOL.

 Say, doesn't Dogs have a great barbecue sauce...

 

SG

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Hmmmm - this wasn't how I'd planned it.  Undecided

Has my wife worked out a deal with you guys? I'd ask how many ounces of gold she's going to get in exchange for me, but I really don't want to know the answer!

As for the low sodium - I'm working on it, I'm working on it.

Do I get to listen to that great music that Edward G. Robinson heard as he was being sent on his way?

If not, I'm not going.

Oh, and for gosh sakes, don't let Dogs pick the music! Yell

Sam -

You are correct.  You didn't plan it.  We did - with your wife.

Now perhaps if you were to rethink your plans to separate me from my scotch I can lobby on your behalf.  Wouldn't you rather have dinner than be dinner.

Barter my friend, barter.

And I'll bet I could come up with a few Dead tunes you might enjoy.  But alas, your actions wrt my whisky may prevent you from ever finding out.............Cool

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