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May 2, 2021 09:27:18   #
Kraken Loc: Barry's Bay
 
The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could out-do anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, one older worker had had enough.

"Why don't you put your money where your mouth is," he said. "I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back."

"You're on, old man," the braggart replied. "Let's see what you got."

The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right. Get in."

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May 2, 2021 10:44:07   #
phlash46 Loc: Westchester County, New York
 


Never screw with old guys.

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May 2, 2021 11:20:17   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
LOL!

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May 3, 2021 05:31:47   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
One of the senior managers in a corporation I worked for once had a sign on his wall, « Age and Treachery Beats Youth and Skill Every Time. »

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May 3, 2021 05:43:05   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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May 3, 2021 07:50:12   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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May 3, 2021 09:05:19   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 

--Bob
phlash46 wrote:


Never screw with old guys.

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May 3, 2021 09:20:10   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
This brings to mind a story about my coal-miner Grandfather, who was known to be quite strong. Now the ceilings in the veins where the miners dug the coal were quite low. One day, my Grandfather and another miner got into a wager. My Grandfather bet that the other miner could sit in a chair and that he could grab the other miner by his shins and lift him up. The other miner took the bet. Now, these miners did not wear long pants in the heat of those tunnels. So the man sat down and my Grandfather leaned over and grabbed the man by the shins. The other guy thought he'd be a smart aleck and put his hands up on the ceiling of the vein to prevent my Grandfather from lifting him. He did that, alright, but instead, as my Grandfather lifted, the skin of his shins moved up his legs like socks. It pains me to think about it.

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May 3, 2021 09:56:11   #
MrMophoto Loc: Rhode Island "The biggest little"
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
One of the senior managers in a corporation I worked for once had a sign on his wall, « Age and Treachery Beats Youth and Skill Every Time. »


I knew there was a quote about age vs. youth but could never remember the full quote, Thanks I printed it and will hang it in my studio someplace

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May 3, 2021 11:04:17   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
One of the senior managers in a corporation I worked for once had a sign on his wall, « Age and Treachery Beats Youth and Skill Every Time. »


I had a friend in Wisconsin said the same thing. I've said it a few times myself.

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May 3, 2021 11:16:31   #
Fredrick Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Reminds me of the story of Sam Sneed, the great golfer, in his twilight years playing with a young golfer at Augusta who was out driving him on every hole. Hole #13 is a par 5, dogleg left where the famous Rays Creek runs along the left side.
Standing on the tee, Sam stared straight ahead and said “son, when I was your age I used to cut the corner by hitting over the trees on the left side.” The young golfer, not to be outdone by Sam Sneed, ripped a massive drive heading over the trees on the left side, but his ball caught the very top of one of the trees and fell into Rays Creek.
Sam continued to look straight ahead and dead panned “of course, back then those trees were a lot shorter.”

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May 3, 2021 13:55:40   #
Doc Barry Loc: Huntsville, Alabama USA
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
One of the senior managers in a corporation I worked for once had a sign on his wall, « Age and Treachery Beats Youth and Skill Every Time. »


I saw one that read "Wisdom of age and Treachery beats Youth and Tenacity every time!"

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May 3, 2021 19:38:21   #
MrMophoto Loc: Rhode Island "The biggest little"
 
Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) is credited with the following conversation:
At a cocktail party (Mark Twain was notorious for hating such events and saying very little at them) He was approached by a woman who said "I just bet my friend I could get you to say more than three words"
His reply "You loose"

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May 3, 2021 21:43:33   #
Lucasdv123
 
Two bulls standing on top of a hill.a young one and an old old one.the young one says let's run down there and screw us a cow.the old bull says ,no let walk down there and screw them all.

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May 4, 2021 04:21:27   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Age and skulduggery beats youth and brilliance.

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