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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    OMG, is that ever me!!! LOL
    Wifey keeps me in a buzz-cut because I refuse to "do my hair" in the morning. Haven't had an actual hair-cut in over 13 years.
    And, I dress like a slob. She hates it! I just don't really care. Back to the whole don't judge a book thing. Or even better, judge by the shoes (Too funny).
    95% of the time you will find me in ratty old T-shirt, and crocs on my feet (with socks no less, LOL). Used to be sandals exclusively, Teva's to be exact.
    But, they changed something, they don't fit as well as they used to.
    For me it's old flannels, most of which I got second-hand over 5 years ago. My wife makes me keep at least two pairs of "decent" jeans that I'm to wear when going out and about, other than that they only get thrown out when the holes can fit my foot all the way through and get torn in half one morning.

    The nickname "Boxcar" came from when I started playing beer league hockey. I forgot to buy a hockey bag when I got all my kit, so I packed it all into a burlap sack, cut some deluxe handles in the side, slipped my stick through it and tossed it over my shoulder. Combined with my, ahem, "vintage" apparel, the shoulder-slung burlap brought the hobo imagery to the point that it was too much to pass over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    P.S. I was never around my dad when a person with a mohawk appeared. Any male with long hair who drove an expensive car was either a drug dealer or a rock star.

    I've been asked if I'm in the band multiple times when I'm at a bar with live music.

    I once stopped a dude outside a bar and told him I needed his ID and a $5 cover...

    When he actually handed me the $5 I had to laugh and give it back and ask him "Dude, I'm 5'3, what idiot would hire me as a bouncer?"

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    Wow.

    This thread has sure covered the gamut.......

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    Any bets on the next topic??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxcarPete View Post
    Dunno, man. Look up Glenn Gould sometime. The dude was waaaaaaay out there, but people put up with it all because nobody in the world could play Bach better than him.
    Its great stuff except for the bloody humming. In making a general statement, its probability and playing the odds, there can always be exceptions. Maybe not carrying (much) lets someone's brilliant creativity come out and only carrying what others think would be kind messed. I'm not trying stretch it to the unifying theory, only that not carry at is (generally) going to be self limiting behaviour because our success comes through others - if you don't care about leaving a negative impression, that comes with a cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    C'mon now! Be a sport!
    As someone who pretty exclusively wears cowboy boots "Crocs are like getting your dick sucked by a guy, it feels good until you look down and realize you're gay"

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    Or Tom Brady. Now, that "life swap" I wouldn't mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    As someone who pretty exclusively wears cowboy boots "Crocs are like getting your dick sucked by a guy, it feels good until you look down and realize you're gay"
    RedWing steel toes, Levis, and button-down flannel cotton shirts. For the last 35 yrs. Because Industrial safety.

    In the same category as being on time and sober daily. *shrug* dunno, I consider my boots to be just as comfortable as moccasins, through long familiarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    As someone who pretty exclusively wears cowboy boots "Crocs are like getting your dick sucked by a guy, it feels good until you look down and realize you're gay"
    I miss boots! I miss them dearly. Unfortunately, for me, they are no longer an option. (no, I did not realize I was gay! LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipSplitter View Post
    Wow.

    This thread has sure covered the gamut.......

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    original topic
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    Any bets on the next topic??

    You really wanna know my nickname for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    As someone who pretty exclusively wears cowboy boots "Crocs are like getting your dick sucked by a guy, it feels good until you look down and realize you're gay"
    Is it a hate crime to insult people with disabilities? I never heard of Crocs, but I just looked at them and I wear similar shoes, sandals and slip ons. Ever since my lower spine was fused putting on any shoe that wasn't a slip on is a PITA. I think I still have a pair of cowboy boots in the closet, no way I could get those on these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavt View Post
    RedWing steel toes, Levis, and button-down flannel cotton shirts. For the last 35 yrs. Because Industrial safety.

    In the same category as being on time and sober daily. *shrug* dunno, I consider my boots to be just as comfortable as moccasins, through long familiarity.
    I find it easier to just not drop stuff on my feet and wear comfortable shoes that are easy to put on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    As someone who pretty exclusively wears cowboy boots "Crocs are like getting your dick sucked by a guy, it feels good until you look down and realize you're gay"
    Im offended...where in NY so I can shove my gay shoes up your tight ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allloutmx View Post
    Im offended...where in NY so I can shove my gay shoes up your tight ass?
    Sorry snowflake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    I like that we can have an honest discussion, likewise no offense intended from me, you seem like good guy and we're just shooting the breeze.



    In at least in these things, it is a free country, but I think we generally agree. Individuals have a necessary give and take with society. I'd say to my kids think long and hard on whether you should care as the key is to know all of our success in life, however you define it, comes from others. Unless you're headed out on the plains naked with only a pen knife never to see another soul, not caring at all how we're perceived can be really self limiting

    I have a bit of that going on as well - no doubt.
    We all want to live life on our own terms as much as we can git away with.

    Me - I'm a dumb farmer that believes that "If it kan't be done in (new) jeans and a (nice) T-shirt, it prolly don't need done."
    The only exception is if I'm carrying someone or escorting someone down the isle.

    So, I had an "interview" if you will for a job that a customer was needing done.
    There was a cpl representatives from a (my?) sales crew there as well. (self employed mfg reps)

    A cpl weeks later they all came to my shop for the interview in the other direction...

    The sales guy was off to the side talking to Mrs. Ox and he tells her:

    "Good grief - he shows up in jeans, an Alman Bros T-shirt, and a Deere hat to this meeting. And I'm thinkin' - for Petey's sakes man - kan't the guy ever dress up for the roll? But then 10 minutes into the meeting and it didn't matter anymore. It was obvious that he knew his stuff."

    So I guess I need to dazzle for 10 minutes and then I'm OK...



    EDIT - Had to add the quote as there has been about a whole page added since I loaded the reply page!


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    Last edited by Ox; 09-18-2020 at 01:31 PM. Reason: added quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    I find it easier to just not drop stuff on my feet and wear comfortable shoes that are easy to put on.
    For me, work isn't about being comfortable and fashionable, it's about getting a task done. And that task often requires using a cutting torch.
    it only takes *one* hot glob of slag to change one's mind about footwear. And like I said, my boots are extremely comfortable, much like moccasins.

    Anyhoo, most places I've worked *require* hard hat etc at all times. The whole OSHA.

    TL;DR == if your boots are uncomfortable then you need to get better boots

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    Shoes ? you guys wear shoes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Me - I'm a dumb farmer that believes that "If it kan't be done in (new) jeans and a (nice) T-shirt, it prolly don't need done."
    The only exception is if I'm carrying someone or escorting someone down the isle.
    Think Snow Eh!
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    Only time I have dressed up is being part of a wedding party or a pallbearer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavt View Post
    For me, work isn't about being comfortable and fashionable, it's about getting a task done. And that task often requires using a cutting torch.
    it only takes *one* hot glob of slag to change one's mind about footwear. And like I said, my boots are extremely comfortable, much like moccasins.

    Anyhoo, most places I've worked *require* hard hat etc at all times. The whole OSHA.

    TL;DR == if your boots are uncomfortable then you need to get better boots
    I definitely am not fashionable, The only welding I do is arc welding on a table and I keep my feet well under the table.

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    All y'all dress up!?!?!
    If you put a pig in a suit, you still got a pig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    Sorry snowflake
    no worries... we all know them bros on brokeback wore cowboy boots.


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