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Old 02-14-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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Well, that was embarrassing.

No, this is not another redhead story. Merciful heavens, she turns 70 this April, so let's just assume she's forgotten a lot...

I went for coffee after the gym and babysitting the dog until my wife got home. I got ready in kind of a hurry, I sensed a long list of "honey dos" on the horizon. We don't celebrate directly on the holiday, but the day after, so Valentine's Day for us is tomorrow.

I pulled into my parking slot (I have one at the Boston Store), ordered my favorite caffeinated beverage (called a "Dead Toad"), went to my table, where a barista appeared out of thin air to wipe my table--yes I tipped her two bucks. Sheesh.

But something was off, majorly off. I patted down the Kimber--cocked and locked and secure in the Bianchi. Touched all four of my pockets and found a Wilson-Rogers in each one. Ran my thumb over my right front pocket, and yes, the Kizer was there.

Then I reached inside my vest. There was no Kurobikari San!

There I was in the mall, with the most dangerous knife in Dane County probably next to the computer!

I went to call my wife, but I had forgotten my flip-phone, as well.

I can hear myself now, 24 years as a polisher down the drain as I would be forced to mutter, "I'm sorry, Achmed, but I have to shoot, I forgot my knife..."

Fortunately they were right where I left them.

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At least you forgot your phone too, that makes it a little more forgivable
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:15 PM   #3
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At least you forgot your phone too, that makes it a little more forgivable
Yeah, I know. But a polisher forgetting his favorite knife? Yikes, my Aunt Minnie would have chewed me out for that.

The Kizer is for delicate slices and eating. I'd hand you Kurobikari San and I'd never get it back...
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The bad news is it doesn't get better as we get older.
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"I'm sorry, Achmed, but I have to shoot, I forgot my knife..."
It's about the warrior, not the weapon.
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It's about the warrior, not the weapon.
True, that.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:38 AM   #7
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The odd thing about this is that I told my medical doctor I was getting forgetful far too often. Especially names. For example, I told him I was discussing bicycle racing, and forgot Lance Armstrong--and I used to work for Trek.

Sure, that's a minor slip. But there are stones, polishes and knives all over my house. How can you possibly forget your own?

Then on top of that, it's your fending knife.

Fortunately I bought two more of that model. I figured if there is any knife I own that is destined for a beating, it's this one.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:00 AM   #8
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The bad news is it doesn't get better as we get older.
Oh well, you're just a bundle of joy.

(Alas, I'm right there with yah... Watching the clock, waiting for the chiropractor to get in!! Two more hours... countin' down!)
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:35 AM   #9
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Eh, some people say that going to a chiropractor is just hocus-pocus. I like mine.

He dances around you, belts out a few Chiricahua Apache chants, swings a chicken over his head and then announces that you are cured.

...best of all, you can keep the chicken...
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