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http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2006/1/15/lifefocus/13049673&sec=lifefocus
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Repairman Jack
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GLUUUUUUURGE!

)#-o~

jack

PS but pretty damn sweet..ok im a sucker.

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Smiles777
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I concur, GLUUUURGE!

But hey, I can actually imagine a female doing this. They are keen that way. My loverly wife of a happy 17 year marriage still keeps me guessing.
Women are an enigma locked inside a paradox, but I find that part of the attraction. Just when you get to make heads or tails out of them, they'll do a 180' on ya just out of spite.
Gotta love 'em, just dont try to totally understand them, you'll lose. [Big Grin]

Still an interesting read . . . if you like fluffy bunny! (try it, its great)
Smi "deboned, and smoked with Cajun seasoning" les.

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Damian
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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I had asked my girlfriend to marry me, but she said I needed her fathers' blessing first.

I dutifully went to her fathers house, dressed in my best suit. When I got there, her younger (very attractive) sister was the only person home. She said I could come inside to wait.

She then started to flirt outrageously with me. She made it quite clear that if I followed her upstairs, I would get lucky. I ran for the front door.

I threw the front door open and bolted outside....straight into my girlfriends' father. He was smiling at me and gave me a big hug.

He explained that this had been a test of my love and fidelity to my girlfriend. I had passed with flying colours. He gave me his blessing on the spot.

I was so glad I had left my condoms in my car.

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Yleemjseg
Deck the Malls


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See, here's the problem i have with these types of stories... he still gets the hot girl.

If this story had a proper moral to educate the masses of society, he would have been a bit disappointed at first, then found that he really did love the woman with the rose, because they had connected on a different level, and her appearance didn't matter.

Here, the ending seems to be "Phew! He almost got stuck with an ugly chick!"

I think the hot chick gets him to support her financially, while she carries on affairs by letter with other soldiers/sailors, whom she leaves this guy for when his usefulness has run out, or she finds a better prospect.
Yeah, that's how this one REALLY ends.

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Moeko'sOwl
Deck the Malls


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Edited because I am a bean brain that didn't read the thread carefully, nothing to see here.

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Snafu
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quote:
I was so glad I had left my condoms in my car.
[lol]
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Mr. Baggins
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Besides what's already been stated, I have two main problems with this story:

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“And there she stood. Her pale, plump face was gentle and sensible, her gray eyes had a warm and kindly twinkle. I did not hesitate. My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather copy of the book that was to identify me to her. This would not be love, but it would be something precious, something perhaps even better than love, a friendship for which I had been and must ever be grateful.

Why "this would not be love?". He's only seen her, and already discarded her as a romantic partner? To me, that destroys the whole point of the story (that Blanchard is able to see beyond mere appearance).

And then:

quote:

“I squared my shoulders and saluted and held out the book to the woman, even though while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of my disappointment.

A nitpick, maybe, but I can't see a military man saluting in this situation. Saluting a civilian is a much more serious matter than the author of this glurge seems to understand.

Yeah, that has probably been told millions of times (and in more appropiate threads), but I feel better now, thank you [Smile]

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Latiam
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quote:
Originally posted by Damian:
I had asked my girlfriend to marry me, but she said I needed her fathers' blessing first.

I dutifully went to her fathers house, dressed in my best suit. When I got there, her younger (very attractive) sister was the only person home. She said I could come inside to wait.

She then started to flirt outrageously with me. She made it quite clear that if I followed her upstairs, I would get lucky. I ran for the front door.

I threw the front door open and bolted outside....straight into my girlfriends' father. He was smiling at me and gave me a big hug.

He explained that this had been a test of my love and fidelity to my girlfriend. I had passed with flying colours. He gave me his blessing on the spot.

I was so glad I had left my condoms in my car.

You aren't seriously trying to pass this off as true, are you? It's been emailed to me thrice.

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candycane from strangers
Angels Wii Have Heard on High


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Latiam, I love that you used the word thrice.

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Damian
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quote:
Originally posted by Latiam:
You aren't seriously trying to pass this off as true, are you? It's been emailed to me thrice.

It seems my wacky escapades have become net lore.

Obviously it was a joke. It just works better when told in the first person.

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Hans Off
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Yes, indeed. And I was that sister.

Hans "Scrubs up well" Off!

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Latiam
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
Latiam, I love that you used the word thrice.

I knew the Honours English degree would garner approval from someone...

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Latiam
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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
Yes, indeed. And I was that sister.

Hans "Scrubs up well" Off!

Which one?

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Joe Bentley
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They also used the worst version of that story, that one that badly switches from third to first person halfway through.

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Mistletoey Chloe
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


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SO's ex sent him this, as an example of a beautiful romantic story.

I sent him Barbara's comments, and the re-write.

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Barbara
Layaway in a Manger


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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
Latiam, I love that you used the word thrice.

Yeah, me too. You'd think people would be more forgiving, now that it's been shown not to explode birds.

Barbara "unpuffed thrice" Mikkelson

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Barbara
Layaway in a Manger


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Damian is not teasing the people, he's sharing a related UL:

http://www.snopes.com/weddings/embarrass/groomtest.asp

Barbara "there weren't nearly this many romance tests when I was dating" Mikkelson

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robbiev - singin' off key
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I had asked my girlfriend to marry me, but she said I needed her fathers' blessing first.

I dutifully went to her fathers house, dressed in my best suit. When I got there, her younger (very attractive) sister was the only person home. She said I could come inside to wait.

She then started to flirt outrageously with me. She made it quite clear that if I followed her upstairs, I would get lucky. I ran for the front door.

I threw the front door open and bolted outside....straight into my girlfriends' father. He was smiling at me and gave me a big hug with his massive, manly arms.

Now, I've caught teh Gay, and the father and I are moving to Canada so we can get married. To hell with the daughters!

Robbiev -who's your girlfriend's daddy- 427

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