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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Goodspike, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    Okay, I'm over 50 and I have a question. At what point did they quit teaching people to walk on a roadway facing traffic and to not park in front of someone's mailbox. People born after 1984 don't seem to know either of those two things, but I'd like to pin down a specific date! ;) :D

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    What's a "mailbox"?
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  3. MrGlowy

    MrGlowy Android Enthusiast

    I think it's that one thing the older people have for their mail. I'm not sure
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  4. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    I want to know when people stopped riding bicycles with the flow of traffic. Last night I saw a woman cross 2 lanes of traffic popped in front of me and almost got t-boned by the car next to me.
  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I Really want to know at what point that . . . ah hell what was I saying?
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  6. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    What age do you get to when you just stop looking before backing up your car?
  7. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    He meant inbox... :p

    And stop callling me Pops!
  8. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    My all time favorite is when they print a news website (like NY Times) onto some dead trees and then throw the printout onto your wet lawn hours before you wake up.

    I understand how doing this helps people who have birdcages. But other than that...
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  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    From my observations, 18...
  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    May 14, 1984 Mark Zuckerberg was born; Civilization began its slow collapse, then 20 years later in 2004 there was a sudden acceleration with the birth of Facebook. Young folks are so busy checking their status that manners, rules, basic guidelines for courteous living and even location awareness have fallen to the wayside. It's amazing how many Millenials miss their bus or train stop because they are so busy checking out that site.
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  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    About a year before they forget which pedal does what and they drive into a building.
  12. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Geez, if you don't have a mailbox at any age, how do you get all the flyers and spam that makes up the bulk of UPS business?

    Some vendors ship via USPS. If the item is small enough to fit into the mailbox, I prefer it.

    Too hard to forget which pedal is which. The left foot uses the clutch.
  13. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    It's funny you mention that.

    Just yesterday I was driving through an upper end neighborhood and a few of the places had both their mailboxes and newspaper holders in nice brick enclosures, with usually two or three neighbors joining together with one brick enclosure.

    My initial thought when I saw that was that those newspaper enclosures look really out of place and soon are going to be totally unnecessary. It then occurred to me that the same will someday be true of the mailboxes. But those brick enclosures will still be standing, sort of like the areas above fireplaces designed for 4:3 ratio TVs. The difference is, it will be easier to remove those brick enclosures.
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Snowplows takes out one of those brick mailbox tombstones (that's what they look like to me) every year around here.

    The house I grew up in had a mail slot in the front door. The first house I owned had a mailbox on the wall outside the front door. The house I live in has a mailbox at the curb. All new construction in our area must use one of those communal mailbox birdhouses.


    We're reverting back to the days when you had to pick up your own mail at the post office.
  15. huh

    huh Android Expert

    I was born before 1984 and I was always taught to walk. run.. ride a bike etc...with the flow of traffic not facing traffic we have small bike lanes or paths here by the side of the road with traffic signs that tell you which way to go to follow the bike path and everyone rides with the flow of traffic...not on the opposite side...pretty sure it's a law..or a road rule or whatever:rolleyes:
    I don't park in front of mailboxes though...or fire hydrants:):)
  16. Member243850

    Member243850 Guest

    Hmmm hrrmmm herp the derp derp... this thread has given me some great ideas!

  17. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    Crazy. For walking that's a good way to end up dead because if something is sticking out or the car is just over too far, you won't see it/them.
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  19. huh

    huh Android Expert

    I agree..it never made sense to me either! That's why I know that that's the rule! crazzy...
    wait! it's a rule if you are on a bike..you ride to the right..with traffic...walking you face opposite direction...!
  20. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I just heard that a fellow old geezer, Bruce Willis, is going to be a father again... :dontknow:
  21. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yep, that's how it works in my vehicle...I think... :hmmmm:

  22. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    Hear about that woman that walked off a pier while checking Facebook? I rest your case.
  23. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Most of these kids today don't know what a clutch is in America everything is automatic now :(
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  24. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    Here's an old one for you, remember three on the column?
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  25. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    I remember those, and push button automatics.
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