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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by LPBlue, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Developing "filters" or are you losing them? Yeah, I'm chronologically advanced and I don't think I ever had any "filters" as it were. I just say it...whatever! You?:sneaky:
     
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  2. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    I dont know about filters, but my tolerance for things that annoy me gets substantially lower as I get older.
     
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  3. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Oh just wait...it gets better and sometimes you have to bite a whole lot of tongue...in mixed company! After all, I do wish to perpetrate the facade of potraying the quintessential gentleman...eh?:whistling:
     
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  4. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    I have a few filters...sometimes I lack judgement or situational awareness.

    One time I was in a local grocery store...no matter where I was in the store I can hear a child...Mommy, mommy, mommy...almost nonstop. I end up in line behind this creature and her inquisitive child. Mommy, mommy, mommy...I think to myself "Holy s**t lady, answer the 'f*****g kid!"...suddenly I became aware of a deafening silence, and the overwhelming sensation that someone was watching me. Apparently...I announced my thoughts at a volume matching the little cherub's level. Everyone, from the shocked egg donor to the tellers at the bank and all the customers were looking right at me. All I could do was shrug my shoulders and say "Tell me you weren't thinking it as well".

    To make matters worse...the hyena and her offspring were parked next to me.
     
  5. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    64
    Sep 11, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    I have less patience with people doing stupid or 'dangerous to others' stuff. Just gotta be careful how I express that.
     
  6. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    A BTDT thing?:D
     
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  7. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    60
    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    One of those, "Oh, did I say that out loud" moments.:oops:

    I really recon' we should have a "most embarrassing moments thread", I could fill 10 pages just by myself.

    and...filters.?
    advertising.. been bombarding with it for so long that it just passes unnoticed. And think of the trillions of dollars being spent on it.
     
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  8. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Quoting Alan Parsons...

    As far as my eyes can see
    There are Shadows approaching me
    And to those I left behind
    I wanted you to Know
    You've always shared my deepest thoughts
    You follow where I go
    And oh when I'm old and wise
    Bitter words mean little to me
    Autumn Winds will blow right through me
    And someday in the mist of time
    When they asked me if I knew you
    I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine
    And the sadness would be Lifted from my eyes

    Oh when I'm old and wise
    As far as my Eyes can see
    There are shadows surrounding me
    And to those I leave behind
    I want you all to know
    You've always Shared my darkest hours
    I'll miss you when I go

    And oh, when I'm old and wise
    Heavy words that tossed and blew me
    Like Autumn winds that will blow right through me
    And someday in the mist of time
    When they ask you if you knew me
    Remember that You were a friend of mine
    As the final curtain falls before my eyes
    Oh when I'm Old and wise
     
  9. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    "Well f**k me, did I say what you all were thinking?" would have covered it without challenge I would suppose.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    I try to treat most people with respect, but if they act like idiots or express hateful beliefs, all bets are off.
     
  11. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Jun 28, 2011
    ok
    I find myself having to purge my hoarding of small parts I collect on my workbench or shed.

    I can pretend to have far more patience than I actually have.

    I can nod, make appropriate eye contact and occasional comments during a conversation I completely checked out on while thinking of something else. I can almost record the conversation and then have to focus and recall what was said when necessary to give a reply to an actual question. Works sometimes better than others.

    I play guitar better. Not necessarily faster, but better.

    I appreciate true friends more and have little time for those that aren't.
     
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  12. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Interesting I suppose however, I don't do "shame"...I think I'm immune to it!:whistling:
     
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  13. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    My wife and I pretty much keep to ourselves however as I get older I certainly have noticed my temper gets the best of me sometimes.
     
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  14. 808K

    808K Strat-Talker

    408
    Apr 24, 2018
    Philly, USA
    I have no tolerance, and no filters in place, when I get calls from telemarketers that ignored my Do Not Call listing.

    Otherwise I try to be patient and respectful. But I don’t always succeed.
     
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  15. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    702
    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    I am becoming more and more curmudgeon-y. Also, it's not me, people are just plain becoming more and more annoying. Fact. :D
     
  16. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    SO. WHY DO YOU WANNA KNOW THIS?!? IF YER WRITIN' A BOOK LEAVE THE FRIGGIN' CHAPTER DEDICATED TO ME OUT OF IT! NOSY BARSTIRD! ;):p

    Why, no! As I get older, it seems my tolerance for sub-humanoids with little to no higher-level thinking along with those who feel entitled to things they've not yet nearly earned, as well as those offended by the mere mention of an idea not aligned with theirs grows stronger with my maturity! LOL...at one point, I'd have liked to have thrown them all into an active volcano and watch them writhe in the molten lava. Now, I merely wish for them to go away, quickly and permanently. SO nice to be maturing gracefully...:rolleyes:

    The filters are slippin', definately! Tolerance is going south and I'm not talking 'southern hospitality'! Still, I do try to make a conscious effort to be respectful...in most situations.

    Brian
     
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  17. brogh2

    brogh2 Strat-Talk Member

    49
    Nov 9, 2018
    somewhere around
    getting grumpier - check
    getting annoyed by stupid people - check
    seeing younger generations and think .. " uh boy " - check
    getting some mini articulation issues - check
    can't read well without glasses - check

    I'M ALL IN ! :)
     
  18. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Humanity is a magnificent thing...its just all those people I can't tolerate!:D
     
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  19. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Well, I had to fight against my little hulk in me in very rare moments during my lifetime and esp. back in the days.
    It is just - that hulk has grown with age and I have to keep it harder these days.
    I didn´t changed at all xD

    Life is good,
    Robin
     
  20. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Why the sugar coating...say what you mean!:sneaky:
     
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