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Old 01-16-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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You might want to know a few things first:
* The people of Maine, are heavily armed. Some have a concealed carry permit, but a whole lot of others carry their weapons in full view, everywhere they go. And they know how to use them.
* Jeffery Dahmer wasn't the only person to eat other people in the modern world, right here in the USA. He's just the one everyone heard about.
So, refer back to what Nothern Maine Land Man said. Damage to your vehicle could be the least of your problems.
...cut it out! Laughing at work is a sure sign of somebody who's not working
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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I've lived here my entire life, and the last time I saw an open carry sidearm outside a gun show or gun shop was in 1955.
The last person I noticed carrying a gun used to live down the road from me. He routinely wore a western hat, boots, and shirt, and small handgun. I thought the handgun was just part of his penchant for all things western, until the other neighbors informed me that he had a good reason for carrying it. It seems he had a thing for married ladies and their husbands strongly objected. He'd already gotten a few "warnings" of the country justice type, but refused to give up the sporting life, hence the protection.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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The last person I noticed carrying a gun used to live down the road from me. He routinely wore a western hat, boots, and shirt, and small handgun. I thought the handgun was just part of his penchant for all things western, until the other neighbors informed me that he had a good reason for carrying it. It seems he had a thing for married ladies and their husbands strongly objected. He'd already gotten a few "warnings" of the country justice type, but refused to give up the sporting life, hence the protection.
Had I been one of the married ladies he had a thing for, my husband would have to get in line as I would have strongly objected.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Had I been one of the married ladies he had a thing for, my husband would have to get in line as I would have strongly objected.
Me too. Once happens, twice is disrespectful.

To keep this on topic, I have not seen a debt collector in Maine all day.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Debt collectors are pretty safe...a repo man on the other hand...
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Debt collectors are pretty safe...a repo man on the other hand...
You're right. I'm sorry, I was thinking repo from the start.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: maine
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I'm ABSOLUTELY sure you did not see this type of response coming...or maybe you did. I just thought people that worked in "this profession" lied about what they did. If I helped you get a job it would probably just end up biting me someday so I am preventing future and unneccessary resentments.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I just thought people that worked in "this profession" lied about what they did.
How do you mean?
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Debt collectors are pretty safe...a repo man on the other hand...
"REPO MAN" Ah yes, one of my _all time_ favorite movies, and one of the two that I and several friends at work know all the lines

Otto: I ain't gonna be no repo man. No way.
Marlene: It's too late.
[hands him $25]
Marlene: You already are.

Repo Man (1984)
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Central NH
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The way to avoid a visit from the repo man or a debt collector is to live with in your means. Drive a car you can afford. Leave your credit card in your purse.

I know there are exceptions to this - but most people I know that have debt collectors beating on their door usually have over extended themselves. Spending money on c**p they don't really need. Buying new fancy cars. Keeping up with the Jone's.

I was raised that I'm only as good as my word. If I buy something and agree to make payments, I'm expected to make those payments. If I don't, I deserve to have car, TV, etc repossessed.

Good thing for me I drive a beat up old (but paid for) truck and when we desire a new TV or whatever, we save our money and pay for it cash. Credit card are for emergencies only, IMHO
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