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Postby BillyB » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:15 am

JR8 wrote:
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... without wanting to trigger reaction from the locals here,



I reckon that was a bit of a fail then :)


Of course, reverse psychology and all that........ :evil:

You been busy baking of late? :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:40 am

BillyB wrote:
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... without wanting to trigger reaction from the locals here,


I reckon that was a bit of a fail then :)


Of course, reverse psychology and all that........ :evil:
You been busy baking of late? :wink:



Currently on hols in Sulawesi, so no cake for a while Bunter :)

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Postby vozzie » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 2:11 pm

I had to come back here and let you all know that I've found an antidote for the "footpath dodgem car" syndrome ... my wife.

She's just had shoulder surgery (all 4ft 10ins of her) and her arm's in a sling. We were walking through the Outram Park Green Line/Purple Line link ... you know, where they've even gone to the trouble of putting direction arrows on the ground and metal rails down the middle ...

Well, there's a woman trying to walk,the wrong direction, against a throng of 40,000 Singaporeans ... a salmon, my wife calls them (trying to swim upstream) ... so, without blinking an eye or tensing her shoulder, she just let the woman walk straight into her. The woman bounced off the wall and continued on her way. :???:

Whether she'll do the same next time, I on't know, but, as SMS has suggested ... my wife has put up, instead of shutting up.

Mind you, I'd never attempt such a feat !!!!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 2:50 pm

I've recounted this one before, but as we are back on the subject...

Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)

Well, I walk pretty quickly and she hit me about 2/3rds square on... boing! I ignored it and just continued on my way. I was a little surprised to hear a woman's voice behind me calling out 'Excuse me, excuse me!'. I ignored it and continued.

About 20 metres on she caught up with me, and to say she was spitting blood would be an understatement. I continued walking and she kinda tagged along demanding that I apologise for 'walking into her'. I said 'It wouldn't have happened if you looked where you were going'. This seemed to make no impression on her at all! And she kept on angrily demanding that I apologise.

I finally managed to shake her off, but only by telling her to '**** off'! :???:

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 2:53 pm

JR8 wrote:Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)


Wow, textbook gaijin smash!

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Postby poodlek » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 3:55 pm

vozzie wrote:I had to come back here and let you all know that I've found an antidote for the "footpath dodgem car" syndrome ... my wife.

She's just had shoulder surgery (all 4ft 10ins of her) and her arm's in a sling. We were walking through the Outram Park Green Line/Purple Line link ... you know, where they've even gone to the trouble of putting direction arrows on the ground and metal rails down the middle ...

Well, there's a woman trying to walk,the wrong direction, against a throng of 40,000 Singaporeans ... a salmon, my wife calls them (trying to swim upstream) ... so, without blinking an eye or tensing her shoulder, she just let the woman walk straight into her. The woman bounced off the wall and continued on her way. :???:

Whether she'll do the same next time, I on't know, but, as SMS has suggested ... my wife has put up, instead of shutting up.

Mind you, I'd never attempt such a feat !!!!


A couple weeks ago I was the salmon in this same underpass...following the lines on the floor! I decided that since I was walking on the narrower section and following the lines I'd just go at my own pace and everyone could dodge me. This is where pushing a stroller comes in handy :-) Not one person ran into me or my stroller. I was as far over against the wall as I could be so I just plowed along :-) Go figure they see a stroller coming and can get out of the way in time, but not another human.

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 7:02 pm

JR8 wrote:I've recounted this one before, but as we are back on the subject...

Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)

Well, I walk pretty quickly and she hit me about 2/3rds square on... boing! I ignored it and just continued on my way. I was a little surprised to hear a woman's voice behind me calling out 'Excuse me, excuse me!'. I ignored it and continued.

About 20 metres on she caught up with me, and to say she was spitting blood would be an understatement. I continued walking and she kinda tagged along demanding that I apologise for 'walking into her'. I said 'It wouldn't have happened if you looked where you were going'. This seemed to make no impression on her at all! And she kept on angrily demanding that I apologise.

I finally managed to shake her off, but only by telling her to '**** off'! :???:


Were you wearing a string vest and holding a can of stella too!!!???

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Postby JayCee » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 7:44 pm

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:I've recounted this one before, but as we are back on the subject...

Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)

Well, I walk pretty quickly and she hit me about 2/3rds square on... boing! I ignored it and just continued on my way. I was a little surprised to hear a woman's voice behind me calling out 'Excuse me, excuse me!'. I ignored it and continued.

About 20 metres on she caught up with me, and to say she was spitting blood would be an understatement. I continued walking and she kinda tagged along demanding that I apologise for 'walking into her'. I said 'It wouldn't have happened if you looked where you were going'. This seemed to make no impression on her at all! And she kept on angrily demanding that I apologise.

I finally managed to shake her off, but only by telling her to '**** off'! :???:


Were you wearing a string vest and holding a can of stella too!!!???


Stella?? Look at Mr Posh. It was Tennants Super, right JR?
I HAVE MASTERS!

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 8:26 pm

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JR8 wrote:I've recounted this one before, but as we are back on the subject...

Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)

Well, I walk pretty quickly and she hit me about 2/3rds square on... boing! I ignored it and just continued on my way. I was a little surprised to hear a woman's voice behind me calling out 'Excuse me, excuse me!'. I ignored it and continued.

About 20 metres on she caught up with me, and to say she was spitting blood would be an understatement. I continued walking and she kinda tagged along demanding that I apologise for 'walking into her'. I said 'It wouldn't have happened if you looked where you were going'. This seemed to make no impression on her at all! And she kept on angrily demanding that I apologise.

I finally managed to shake her off, but only by telling her to '**** off'! :???:


Were you wearing a string vest and holding a can of stella too!!!???


Stella?? Look at Mr Posh. It was Tennants Super, right JR?


JayCee - get back to the blue oyster bar, your pint of babycham is losing it's fizz!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 8:31 pm

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Were you wearing a string vest and holding a can of stella too!!!???


Admit it Master 'holier than though' Bunter, I bet there are some people now considering doing the same as I did, just out of interest, and why not?'

8-)

p.s. I do wonder if that event left any impression on her, or changed her behavior. But all the immediate signals were that it didn't and wouldn't.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 9:34 pm

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Stella?? Look at Mr Posh. It was Tennants Super, right JR?


Oh aye pet, after I've poodered me sac and put me glad rags on there's nothing like a couppla tins of Super

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 9:39 pm

My 14kg samsonite hardside briefcase change a lot of habits when I used to work at IP on Anson Road. When I'd alight from the MRT at AMK in the evenings, eventually they learned that 14kg briefcases leave sizeable bruises on one's thighs when it connects with you when trying to squeeze into the carriage before I've alighted. But I was always polite! :devil: I'd apologize as I passed (not slowing down a bit, though), telling them "Sorry, but that wouldn't have happened had you had a ounce of common sense and courtesy to let us OUT before you tried to get IN. Maybe next time you will think, although that would be probably be asking too much."

It only took a couple of bruises in a matter of a week or two before everybody knew the crazy angmoh with the battering ram briefcase. They would always give wide berth from then on.

And yes, my favourite pastime now it the underpass at Outram Park getting from the East-west line to the NE line. I follow the arrows as well on the left side. I set my shoulder and away I go. probably bruise half a dozen shoulders every evening. :P

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 9:47 pm

Time to start ping-pong score cards? :lol: :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 9:52 pm

Alright, a new hobby to start in Singers!

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 4:49 am

JR8 wrote:I've recounted this one before, but as we are back on the subject...

Sick and tired of having to constantly weave, one time I saw a respectable looking lady in her 20's, writing an SMS whilst walking, and I decided to let her walk right into me unless she went to the trouble of noticing me and shifting course. I am 6'3" and 250+lbs 8-)

Well, I walk pretty quickly and she hit me about 2/3rds square on... boing! I ignored it and just continued on my way. I was a little surprised to hear a woman's voice behind me calling out 'Excuse me, excuse me!'. I ignored it and continued.

About 20 metres on she caught up with me, and to say she was spitting blood would be an understatement. I continued walking and she kinda tagged along demanding that I apologise for 'walking into her'. I said 'It wouldn't have happened if you looked where you were going'. This seemed to make no impression on her at all! And she kept on angrily demanding that I apologise.

I finally managed to shake her off, but only by telling her to '**** off'! :???:


Loving this one. I pictured that one JR8.


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