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Abdul Alhazred
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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:21 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:26 am

IIRC, it was a good place to use the toilet. :oldman:
It still is.
Not if you have to go real bad and don't have time to wait for the security check. :)
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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 am

Off to NYC, back in about a week. 8)
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Re: Retired

Post by Giz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 pm

What, they don’t have WiFi in nyc?

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Re: Retired

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:14 pm

Giz wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 pm
What, they don’t have WiFi in nyc?
Abdul doesn't have a smart phone or tablet, so I hear. Privacy reasons, I think.

If you had an iPhone you could post even when away from home, and it doubles as a camera.
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Re: Retired

Post by Giz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:10 pm

That is... no smartphone?!!

Forget NYC, Abdul should be at Medieval Times (as an exhibit, rather than a guest)

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Re: Retired

Post by shemp » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 pm

Abdul is a Secret Agent Man. You cannot expect a Secret Agent Man to make himself vulnerable like the rest of us.
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Re: Retired

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:14 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 am
Off to NYC, back in about a week. 8)
Have a nice stay, AA! :wink:

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Re: Retired

Post by sparks » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:32 pm

Bring us back some....
On second thought, don't bring back anything. Not one thing.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:45 pm

Back but very busy.

Later.
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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:26 pm

Still busy but ...

Two days (not counting time on the road) in New York City under $800.

Super-8 Motel on the road, a cheap lodging house in Jersey City 20 minutes from midtown or Wall Street by PATH train.

Includes one somewhat expensive meal in the old neighborhood.

First impression of the rebuilt underground mall above the PATH terminal below the World Trade Center:
  • Hideous dystopian fantasy. Like THX 1138, but with capitalism. It's horrible. The bastards! How could they!?

Upon mature refelection:
  • Now that I think of it, the old one was like that too. Good job re-creating the feel of the good old days, if not the exact floor plan. :)
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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Couple of NYPD cops on foot patrol in front of the Hugo Boss store.

Gee wouldn't they look snappier in uniforms by Hugo Boss? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Retired

Post by shemp » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:23 pm

Hey, welcome back, it doesn't feel right around here without you.

Now where's my chopped liver and tongue on rye?
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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:58 pm

shemp wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Now where's my chopped liver and tongue on rye?
I ate them.

Sorry about that. :P
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Re: Retired

Post by Rob Lister » Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm

A late word. I just put out resumes. I can not handle being retired anymore. Not even great tv helps. Having to do the cooking, the laundry, the yard, the (too fucking old to be bothering me kids), the vacuuming, the sex ...

...sex that is no longer the dominant sex [only] ed is used to [hourly]. No, it's the submissive sex Put Upon a man that washes the dishes of his wife and scrubs her panties....

So yesterday I hit every contact I had. I'm a year shy of 60 so no sane company would hire me. But I've got over ~hundred recent contacts at 30 different companies and out of 30, 10 may be insane.

I know I'll get some lowballs but I've set a minimum not far from what I was making prior, plus a little;

So, I guess, I've got ten more years in me.

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Re: Retired

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 13, 2019 8:11 pm

The cooking etc?

Being single and not wealthy, I had to do those things anyway.
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Re: Retired

Post by Witness » Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 am

You made me laugh, Rob: not for one second did I regret leaving the treadmill! (As I wrote elsewhere, from early on my target in life was already to work the least possible.)

As for cooking, I love it. (Nothing fancy, but always tasty.) It leaves your mind completely free to wander where it pleases while keeping the hands busy. Just have to get some of it back when I'm mincing garlic with an extremely sharp knife…