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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

 

On the floor in Frankfurt airport. Was flying home from Moscow and hadn't slept much the last couple days. There was a locked glass door stopping me from getting to the gate for my connecting flight to Toronto and I had a couple hour wait. Nowhere to sit nearby so I sat on the floor leaning on my carry on bag. Woke up about 2 hours later with a steady stream of people walking right beside me. Almost missed my flight.

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2 hours ago, paintybeard said:

 

OK, why does a Springfield rifle need cream and sugar?

Because......COFFEE!

8 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

In a Triumph Spitfire passenger seat, the more amazing thing is that I actually fit into it at 6'3" and 225 pounds!

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9 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

 

Nowhere interesting springs to mind.

I'm a very fussy sleeper, I can't even nod off sitting in a chair unless I'm feeling really poorly.

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10 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

When I was in Customer Care for AT&T, but it wasn't falling asleep so much as it was passing out from extremely high blood sugar (this was just before I was diagnosed with diabetes). Oddly enough, it was always between calls and I started off my opening script the moment the call alert beeped in my ear.

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13 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

It isn't that unusual, but on the Appalachian Trail.

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13 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

 

Metal concert

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13 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

(Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)

 

August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

You're kidding, right? I was in the Navy; we're practically trained to sleep anywhere, anytime. Got 20 minutes with nothing to do? Take a quick nap, you don't know when the next chance to get some rest will come along.

 

Some examples:

The highest platform on the mast of an Arleigh Burke class destroyer. I had the safety harness on and was tied off appropriately, so there was no danger.

The flight deck of the same ship during a lull in flight ops. 

 

Probably the weirdest would be inside the torpedo tube of a Los Angeles class fast attack submarine.

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11 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

August 24: What's the silliest argument you've ever been in?

Probably an argument about %salary raises vs $value raises. The person was mad we were getting a $value raise and wanted % even though the $value was bigger for him and anyone with less than 30 years on the job. 

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34 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

August 24: What's the silliest argument you've ever been in?

No specific example that I can recall.

 

But I can say that one of my old buddies and me had a knack to argue about something, then realize we were both right all along. Like asking to name a color that makes up green. One says blue, the other yellow, then we call the other an idiot for the different answer. We stop and ponder. Then we laugh.

 

These days however, I'm mature enough to know that there are arguments that just aren't worth getting into.

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34 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

August 24: What's the silliest argument you've ever been in?

 

Silly?

Any argument I engage in is serious and I'm always right!

 

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

August 24: What's the silliest argument you've ever been in?

 

ANYTHING that involved religion or politics. In my defence I realised that there is just no point in trying to have a rational discussion about these by the time I left college.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

August 24: What's the silliest argument you've ever been in?

 

Possibly this?

 

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It was probably an argument with an ex involving where do you squeeze the tube of toothpaste: middle/top vs bottom... and we all know the correct answer to that. Efficiency is key when it comes to oral hygiene and the time spent on it.

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