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I should have been a baby boomer

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by harrycalahan, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. harrycalahan

    harrycalahan The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Ive been told several times over the years for various reasons. And now I fully agree. I simply wanted to rent a car hauler trailer from Uhaul. They wanted to know what I would be towing it with and what vehicle type I would be puting on the trailer. I told them and he said that combo wouldnt work. I said how come? He said the computer just says it wont. Sigh. I said so you're telling me if I put cash on the table right now, you wont rent me the trailer? Yep. I said the engine/trans is out of the vehicle being towed. It might weigh 2k lbs at most. My truck is more than heavy enough with more than adequate brakes. He said the trailer doesnt have brakes though. I said IT HAS SURGE BRAKES MAN! I literally parked next to the trailer when I arrived and looked at it. He said oh well Im sorry the computer wont let me rent it.

    I get their reasons for having a computer tell the customer whether or not his plans are good or bad. There were a lot of......ignorant people that came before me and laid the groundwork. So the baby boomer thing? I would have fit in like a glove being born in the fifties. Growing up with real bad ass cars (like the one Im trying to restore) and a generation of people who had to think to survive and get ahead. If you did something stupid, you paid the consequences and learned. The doers got a hold of the work and got it done, regardless. Now days, you are told what you know and what you're capable of. And you're just supposed to lay down.

    So I came home, got online and reserved a uhaul trailer anyways stating that I would be towing a 1979 Ford Fiesta. Cuz the works gotta get done. Rant over...
     
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    LOL. When all else fails....lie.
     
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    Not my preferred method. I've rented these before from other companies and never had to tell them what I'm using it for. If its hitched to my vehicle, its covered by my insurance. If I overgross it or vandalize it, then I'll pay for repairs when I return it.
     
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    Don't blame the generations that came after. Blame the lawyers.
     
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    It was a group effort.
     
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    Are you kidding? Boomers are the ones who grew up and started making all these safety nets and entitled children.
     
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    and here i thought u just wanted ur social security
     
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    Not this boomer, when my sons busted their ass and got hurt growing up, they just got hurt and learned real fast not to do that **** again. If I snapped my fingers they snapped to attention, if I started to count, they stopped whatever dumb **** thing they were doing by the time I said Two. If I got to Three, they knew an ass whoopin’ was coming. I raised mine to be smart and self sufficient, and at 36 & 38 years old, I don’t have to worry if they can make it in life. I’m one of the lucky ones I guess, they actually listened to me when I told em’ not to make the same mistakes I made. I’m proud of my sons & I’m a very lucky dad. Not all boomers are bad, some of us raised our kids the same way we were raised and they turned out great.

    Ps... Those damn hippies are the ones who ****ed their kids up, not us (formerly) long haired (still) rednecks. Lol!
     
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    Oh definitely. That's the way my parents raised me more or less. Except for the count to three part. My mom never counted to 3, we did what she asked the first time or that ass was getting whipped. Dad was a bit softer.

    Like seriously, I remember my mom telling other parents that counting to 3 was a huge mistake that just encouraged kids to whine for three seconds. My mom is and was the nicest lady ever, but you don't question her rules in her house to this day.
     
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