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Old 04-19-2009, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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People who don't accept facts that contradict the myth or urban legend or old wives tale that they have believed most of their lives - and even after being shown the facts will continue to believe and support their myth or their urban legend or old wives tale anyway.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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I still hesitate to walk under a ladder. Shoot Me!
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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The interner sure has increased the number of folks like that!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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I tend to agree there. Pregnancy is a good example. I never had cravings or morning sicknesses. Ever. I lifted heavy gear, worked and did gigs till about 2 weeks before my due dates. No problem.
I walk under ladders all the time at work (those big ones with the wheels where we have to bring something down for customers off the top shelf), and handle broken or cracked mirrors (from the vanity section) at work. No problem. Black cats cross my road in front of me from time to time. Everywhere Ive lived. Never had problems.
The thing is, maybe if you 'believe' it will happen....it will???
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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It's usually a 'figure of imagination' ingrained into the head as a youngster...
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Today's Pet Peeve was born from this topic:
//www.city-data.com/forum/other...-his-cell.html

There is no truth to it, never was any truth to it and and yet still, people say well, better to be safe than sorry around gas. What part of *it isn't true and never was* don't they understand??? A cell phone poses no hazard around gas no matter what circumstance surround it. And still, people cling to their old wives tale, urban legend or myth...
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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My pet peeve is drivers who pull out in front of you or pass you on the road just to turn off at the next turn!! Can they not just wait 10 seconds.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Well, I never did believe what the Gypsie's told me!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Omgosh I am so sorry! I thought this was was a thread to post about other P.P.! I am so embarrassed!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Omgosh I am so sorry! I thought this was was a thread to post about other P.P.! I am so embarrassed!!!
Don't worry about it Sacie!!! We were all new here once, also!!!
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