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Postby mikegladsz on Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:47 am

Hello everyone, I just signed up here just this week.

I'm sorry for my laziness, but I just thought I'd ask if anyone could point me to any particularly important posts that I should read first, so I can get involved here?

Many thanks, Mike
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Postby I B E W on Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:17 am

Just read anything from Tigerchief. He has been here for a while and really has his finger on the pulse of this town.
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Postby henryjames on Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:36 am

My vote goes to Moretpani posts....good stuff especially the food reviews [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Postby Momto3 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:39 am

I appreciate Harry's wisdom.
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Postby KayCeeDee on Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:15 pm

Swamper knows what's going on all the time.
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Postby tigerchief on Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:51 pm

Right you are diesel....however, as you know, I've moved on from the Tewksbury battles.....but for new posters to this site, here's a couple of ol'tigers more insightful postings....from

November 15, 2002......enjoy

posted 11-15-2002 11:05 AM Profile for tigerchief Author's Homepage Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Public Restrooms Protocol 101.......a public service announcement brought to you by good ol'tiger and da misses....

I'm here to offer some hope. I have the answers you've been searching for. Just consider this a public service announcement. That's right. A series of bathroom best practices -- my suggestions for fellow bathroom neat freaks on how to successfully navigate your way through public restroom facilities......

Your first obstacle comes as you enter the restroom. Let me state right away that the ideal means of entering a public restroom is, in fact, to enter through a door that merely pushes open with a gentle kick of your foot. That's right, your foot. As for door handles, let's just try and avoid those......

That task completed, you're in and it's time to choose a stall. Depending upon the extent of your clean bathroom compulsion, it may be necessary to look for the least convenient (and thus, less frequented) stall. I'll leave this up to your best judgment.....

Having chosen the stall that just felt right for you, don't get too comfortable without first conducting a quick survey. Functioning lock? Check. Adequate t.p? Check. Yeah, you definitely need a good supply of t.p. in there with you. Never rely on the kindness and generosity of those in adjoining stalls. Besides, there's simply no telling where their hands might have been. Self reliance is key......

Now, I also feel compelled to point out that you should never -- repeat, never -- put a purse or any other items on the bathroom floor. It's a floor in a public restroom, for God's sake. Think about it. Door hooks: good. Filthy floors: bad......

This next rule is important, so listen carefully. Do not ever, under any circumstances, actually make physical contact with the toilet seat. No, no, no. Fortunately, you have several options. First, you have the "cover the seat with toilet paper" option. Not bad, but I suggest you at least double up on the t.p. Next, you have the "convenient disposable seat covers" option in the more upscale facilities. Personally, I have never been able to figure out how those things work, so I don't even try. And lastly, you can look at the whole experience as a good thigh workout. Either way, take care. Oh, and don't be fooled by those plastic seat covers that supposedly rotate around before you get situated. When it comes to public restroom hygiene, trust no one......

When you've finished the task at hand, proceed to the area known as the sink and take advantage of those two modern marvels of cleanliness: hot water and soap. If you even stop to think about skipping this step, you need help.....

You're again faced with options when it comes to drying your freshly sanitized hands. I don't advocate the use of those pull-down towel release machines. There's just something nasty about them, in my humble opinion. Hand dryers are great -- though it's imperative that you hit the knob with your elbow rather than your clean hands. Hey, you never know. Paper towels are okay -- but please be careful with those dispensers. I have been known, in a pinch, to walk out of a restroom with two big, handprints on my jeans. Desperate times, my friends, desperate times.....

Having cleaned your hands, it's time to go. Do not primp. Do not preen. Do not apply make-up. Do not talk to your friends. Think about what has taken place in there. Think about what is taking place in there. My approach is to get in and get out as quickly as possible. And be sure, on your way out, to avoid hand-contact with the door at all costs. If you simply must make hand contact with the door upon exiting, remember this: disinfectant hand gel is your friend.....

and then this.....

Right you are Dan........additionally, ....

This just and women are inherently different in the way they think and behave. To realize this, you need look no further than their use of public bathrooms.

Let's begin by taking a gander inside each facility. Many women's restrooms are furnished, and come complete with chairs, couches, piped in music and small tables holding magazines (I've only heard!).

Outside of the essential facilities, men's bathrooms are unfurnished and always will be. The fact that a woman's bathroom contains furniture indicates that women intend to spend more time there than a man would ever consider spending in a men's room.

If we loitered in a public restroom, and seemed to be enjoying ourselves, someone would eventually come along and escort us to a padded room where we could be properly interrogated.

In addition, men's rooms often wreak with filth and are not places we would consider establishing residency.

In a public restroom, men adhere to an unwritten code of ethics handed down to us from generation to generation. We refrain from making eye contact, avoid smiling, laughing, socially conversing or loitering.

At no time do we ever watch another man conduct his "business," and never glance at a fellow patron below the waist (lest we go blind or turn into a pillar of salt).

While standing at a urinal, we pretend to read graffiti on the wall in front of us (even if none exists). We yawn, clear our throats, examine the ceiling tiles or check our watch to pass the time honorably. To appear that we are enjoying ourselves is unacceptable.

Occasionally, we glance straight down (very briefly) to make sure that everything is still there and working properly. If there are three urinals total and only the middle position is unoccupied, we will wait until one of the outside positions becomes available, or use a #2 stall before relieving ourselves (unless in a dire emergency). To take the middle stall and crowd in on the "residents" is the same as handing each man a card that reads, "I find you attractive, or I have no respect for your privacy or common decency." Take your pick." Our mission is to get in, get the job done, and get out.

When going #2, men really weird out. It is our primary objective to remain inaudible throughout our delivery. To broadcast to the world that we "just made it," have diarrhea, a gastrointestinal disorder or simply have no mastery over our plumbing is a faux pas.

The true pros can simultaneously time the flush of the toilet with the delivery of the goods so that all sounds awash in blissful anonymity. If we have been too loud, we'll wait until the room clears to make our "getaway" so that no one knows the actual culprit. This is why we always take in reading material even if we have read it several times before.

That was one of my favorite Issues threads......
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Postby MAD House on Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:05 pm

Deisel and KayCee have the best posts.

BTW I think you should change your name to Hybird.
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Postby Harry on Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:22 pm

Well Thanks for that momto3. I just write it as I see it.

As I have said before Tigerchief’s pen is as clear and sharp as any. Magnum PI and Swamper are solid. Need good fiscal numbers…Mike Flynn.
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Postby swamper on Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:47 am

Why THANK you, Harry and KayCee for your vote of confidence. I try to stay informed and keep on top of things. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Please allow me to add duffyhouse, KELS, and Dave Silva to that list. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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