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Old 05-07-2010, 06:03 PM
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Do you ever have moments when you realize that what's happening to you happened on the show? For example, I was asked to be in a recruitment video for my company. We had the camera shoot today. They sat me down in a chair, gave me a microphone, adjusted the lights and then looked at my image on the screen. Then they started mumbling amongst themselves, and I could tell something was wrong. I was just about to say "You're not taping my ears to my head," when they decided to try things at another angle. I felt like Mr. Rumbold, sitting there with my microphone and wondering what was going on.
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As for me leaving a sales meeting and being asked ..... if I'm going to sell a car today.


3 times I told the boss that I was going to sell the owner's demo.


And I did !


And 1 of them was the only Mustang Gt in that color for over 200 miles away.


And the owner just got it the day before.





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As for me leaving a sales meeting and being asked ..... if I'm going to sell a car today.


3 times I told the boss that I was going to sell the owner's demo.


And I did !


And 1 of them was the only Mustang Gt in that color for over 200 miles away.


And the owner just got it the day before.




"Mr. Lucas just sold the owner Mr. Lucas' car?"
"No, Mr. Lucas just sold the owner, the owner's car."

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Years ago I used to spread material to be make into clothes. We were working up on the second floor of a three story building. This place was huge. Things were tough and it was Saturday so they decided to turn all the heat off in the building to save money. It was frigid outside and we were all working with our coats and gloves on. IT WAS COLD !!
Well I had to pop down to the first floor to get something. The first floor is where the offices were. Well I passed the boss's office and through a crack in the slightly opened door I could see her there warming herself by a little heater. You think I would have been pissed off but I just chuckled to my buddy saying "the same thing happened on AYBS?" !!
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AYBS intrudes in my life because I often say "I'm neither one way nor the other" or "I'm free!" They don't really get the joke at work
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Was watching the classic british horror film "Tales From the Crypt" (1972) last night and there was a character on there that was Peacock to a T.
In the story "Blind Alley", the character Major Rogers was taking over heading a home for the blind. When the Major Rogers arrives the orderly calls him "Mr." and the Major corrects him with "it's Major Rogers." Then the orderly tells him that the men are at lunch and the Major corrects him by saying "Dinner".
This guy was Peacock out and out. I wonder if all ex service men are like this ?
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Wouldn't it be funny if the writers' inspiration for Captain Peacock was Major Rogers? The timing is right (1972).
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I was visiting with an elderly man who has Alzheimer's today. He was a bit agitated and was talking a lot. Before too long he started reciting mathematical equations, and when I asked what one of them was, he answered "Archimedes' Principle." I had to chuckle. "At least it's not A Plughole," I thought to myself.
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Was watching the classic british horror film "Tales From the Crypt" (1972) last night and there was a character on there that was Peacock to a T.
In the story "Blind Alley", the character Major Rogers was taking over heading a home for the blind. When the Major Rogers arrives the orderly calls him "Mr." and the Major corrects him with "it's Major Rogers." Then the orderly tells him that the men are at lunch and the Major corrects him by saying "Dinner".
This guy was Peacock out and out. I wonder if all ex service men are like this ?
I think only the ones in British comedy- remember the Major from Keeping Up Appearances?
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One afternoon in the work cafeteria a co-worker found a bobby pin (hair grip) in her soup just like Mr. Humphries. I saw the humor in it, but needless to say my friend did not.
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One afternoon in the work cafeteria a co-worker found a bobby pin (hair grip) in her soup just like Mr. Humphries. I saw the humor in it, but needless to say my friend did not.

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I attended a benefit gala for a local music program last night. The gala included a piano recital given by a fantastic pianist. So there I was: sitting in the audience; the lights went down, and when I looked at the brightly lit stage, I noticed the man sitting in front of me had a single long strand of hair sticking straight up in my line of vision. It reminded me of the episode where Captain Peacock had that funky strand of hair sticking out. It took all my strength not to lean forward and yank that thing right out of his head.
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I attended a benefit gala for a local music program last night. The gala included a piano recital given by a fantastic pianist. So there I was: sitting in the audience; the lights went down, and when I looked at the brightly lit stage, I noticed the man sitting in front of me had a single long strand of hair sticking straight up in my line of vision. It reminded me of the episode where Captain Peacock had that funky strand of hair sticking out. It took all my strength not to lean forward and yank that thing right out of his head.
Oh, What A Tangled Web...I watched that the other day and said to the TV, "Captain Peacock, you're comb-over is doing a fly-over!"
That's actually some very talented hair! In an episode of Steptoe and Son and an episode of The Goodies and his part in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', Frank Thornton combs that lot from the back and covers most of his head...saved the BBC some pounds not having to furnish him with a wig!
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I was once talking to my friend about her pets, and the fact that her hamsters had given birth. We were then joined by a few friends. A little while later, when we had finished the conversation, my friend left the room to get a drink. One of our other friends then turned to me, very seriously, and said something along the lines of 'has she seriously just had 8 babies?!'
The whole thing reminded me of the canteen scene in Mrs Slocombe Expects, when the guys her the cat conversation! There have been other things that have reminded me of scenes in episodes, but that's the one that's the most recent
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