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Posted: 7/25/2013 1:04:17 AM EST
it is a CURSE... because I have to be around so many people who DON'T HAVE ANY.


Discuss.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:09:08 AM EST
common sense is so rare nowadays...it should be labeled as a superpower.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:35:20 AM EST
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:39:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.
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The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:40:28 AM EST
The more responsibility the government takes, the less the people have.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:41:45 AM EST
Common sense comes from doing things for real, not from playing video games. Hence common sense's increasing scarcity.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:43:18 AM EST
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I call it the round edge syndrome, virtually everything is bubble wrapped these days. The last few decades have focused so much on making things safe for the children that they actually don't learn from their mistakes.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:46:34 AM EST
Having common sense is racist I tell just racist...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:47:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EllisWyatt:
I call it the round edge syndrome, virtually everything is bubble wrapped these days. The last few decades have focused so much on making things safe for the children that they actually don't learn from their mistakes.
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Bingo!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:51:32 AM EST
Makes you wonder how some of them made it to adulthood.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:15:48 AM EST
common sense is developed from ones life experiences to date..

if you're a Pollyanna personality, your skew of common sense will be far different from Jenny from Da Block's view..

though you'd think not touching the hot pot would be viewed the same way,,not so much.
Chef
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:16:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wild_Texas:
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or vote Democrat after age 35
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:17:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.
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People cant spell anymore either.


Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:41:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.
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Is that all it takes these days?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:42:40 AM EST
It amazes me, lots of dip shits out there.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:43:37 AM EST
Expect nothing, you'll never be let down...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:48:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:


Is that all it takes these days?
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Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:
Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.


Is that all it takes these days?


It puts him in the top 10%.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:51:28 AM EST
I disagree I believe you are blessed.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:03:55 AM EST
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I disagree I believe you are blessed.
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That's what she said.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:06:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
it is a CURSE... because I have to be around so many people who DON'T HAVE ANY.


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Common sense is a misnomer, because there is no such thing
Common sense is literally a belief that's held in common
What you actually have is personal opinion. Everyones got an opinion..... but they don't match....
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:10:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:

Is that all it takes these days?
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Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:
Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.

Is that all it takes these days?



Yes it is. I tell every prospective hire that I basiclly teach then to do anything except how to "want" to come to work and be on time. Come to work everyday on time willing to put a full day in and you are going places.

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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:11:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By a-bare:


The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."

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Originally Posted By a-bare:
Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.


The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."


that's bullshit, it's catty wompus.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:14:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Common sense is a misnomer, because there is no such thing
Common sense is literally a belief that's held in common
What you actually have is personal opinion. Everyones got an opinion..... but they don't match....
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
it is a CURSE... because I have to be around so many people who DON'T HAVE ANY.


Discuss.

Common sense is a misnomer, because there is no such thing
Common sense is literally a belief that's held in common
What you actually have is personal opinion. Everyones got an opinion..... but they don't match....

It is commonly accepted that if you touch a hot burner, you will get burned!
That is common sense.
If you take out a loan you cannot pay, you will lose your house!
That is common sense.
Or one would think.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:20:17 AM EST
Spending time with some of my coworkers has shaken my faith in the human race to survive. Then I come on ARF and my faith is restored, most of the time, sometimes I read a Hunter11 thread
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:28:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:

It is commonly accepted that if you touch a hot burner, you will get burned!
That is common sense.
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The burner is not common sense because a kid has to touch the burner to learn that it burns.
That's a learned bit of information that we pick up on as we mature, not something held innately in common knowledge by everyone.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:35:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By a-bare:


The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."

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Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.


The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."




Nobody understands technical terms anymore.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:36:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MTUSA:
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But you're still expected to pay for nothing.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:37:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kihn:

Nobody understands technical terms anymore.
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Maybe you guys need to speak English
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:37:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Echo2:
common sense is so rare nowadays...it should be labeled as a superpower.
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That's all I have, so I am now KING.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:53:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wild_Texas:
Makes you wonder how some of them made it to adulthood.
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It's done with sheer numbers. There are enough of them that at least some of them will make it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:54:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FordGuy:

that's bullshit, it's catty wompus.
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Originally Posted By a-bare:
Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.


The correct term when used in the past tense is "Catty- Wompered."


that's bullshit, it's catty wompus.


You're all wrong. It's "catty whompin."
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:55:56 AM EST
Amen.
Common sense is no longer something we all share in common... therefore, it really doesn't exist.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:58:14 AM EST
Meh, I don't think it's a curse.

It's at least "very entertaining" when the people around you, with no common sense, work with very sharp things, very heavy things, or electricity. Especially when you have the common sense to keep yourself at a safe distance.

Definitely a blessing in those cases.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:03:55 AM EST
Common Sense is, indeed, not so common

I see the fruit of the lack of such sense in the ER quite regularly
This entertains me at times and makes me a living

For instance, last week I saw a teenager in the ER who had struck a door with his fist.
My first question? "Well, do you feel stupid?"
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:14:10 AM EST
Since the welfare state supports the stupid, those with common sense are becoming a smaller % of the population. Actions and decisions used to have consequences.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:17:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Maybe you guys need to speak English
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Kihn:

Nobody understands technical terms anymore.

Maybe you guys need to speak English


how i'ma gona feel special if I don't have my own ingroup cattywompum speak?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:19:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kihn:

how i'ma gona feel special if I don't have my own ingroup cattywompum speak?
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I'm guessing its a southern-ese thing
Its early, but I might have a Universal Translator around that understands US Rebel Dialect
So knock yourself out with your kitty catty willy wompkin stuff.......
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:39:06 AM EST

Reduction from 25 to 20 will result in a 20% reduction (25-20=5/25x100).
Increase from 20 to 25 will result in a 25% increase (25-20=5/20x100).
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it took the new 'analyst' an hour of google & excel work to figure out percentage difference and emailed the above for confirmation.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:42:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

The burner is not common sense because a kid has to touch the burner to learn that it burns.
That's a learned bit of information that we pick up on as we mature, not something held innately in common knowledge by everyone.
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:

It is commonly accepted that if you touch a hot burner, you will get burned!
That is common sense.

The burner is not common sense because a kid has to touch the burner to learn that it burns.
That's a learned bit of information that we pick up on as we mature, not something held innately in common knowledge by everyone.


Yes, but isn't it common sense to realize for example, that after listening to a 'tard for about 15 seconds, that they are stupid?

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:44:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RobRat:
Yep, and quality workmenship.

I had a highschool senior putting up some 8 foot lights in my warehouse. I came up to check his work and said, "ok, take them back down and do it right this time". WUT? "Make them straight!" WUT? "the lights - make them straight!" Oh. (The lights were all kinds of catty-whompus, kind of like a train derailment)

You would think, that a row of light fixtures, running 6" over from a straight roof support running parrallel to what he was putting up could be used as someting to measure off of? Hopefully he learned something. Good kid though- -passed a drug test, shows up at work on time.
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and that last line is telling...

before ...just passing a piss test and showing up on time were not enough to be considered a "Good Worker"
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:53:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RDak:

Yes, but isn't it common sense to realize for example, that after listening to a 'tard for about 15 seconds, that they are stupid?

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No, because there are flocks of people who willingly listen to tards ramble on for hours every 4 years at the DNC national convention, for instance.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:15:59 AM EST
"I'm not saying that we should kill all the stupid people, we should just get rid of all the warning labels and the problem will sort itself out."
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:40:12 AM EST
Common sense is indeed a rare commodity these days.

On the flip side, EVERY time I hear someone talk about "Common Sense" in regards to legislation/laws, there is in fact a severe lack of it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:46:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:

I'm guessing its a southern-ese thing
Its early, but I might have a Universal Translator around that understands US Rebel Dialect
So knock yourself out with your kitty catty willy wompkin stuff.......
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Kihn:

how i'ma gona feel special if I don't have my own ingroup cattywompum speak?

I'm guessing its a southern-ese thing
Its early, but I might have a Universal Translator around that understands US Rebel Dialect
So knock yourself out with your kitty catty willy wompkin stuff.......


That's just universal deep south speak. It comes with the grits. Atlanta would be a good place to learn the southern speakalese. There needs to be a universal translator for northeast speak too. Those accents are like just wow.



disclaimer: I own no, nor do i endorse ownership of, 'stars and bars'.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:17:56 AM EST
I used to feel I had a complex when I would see the general public do stupid things.

Then as time went by, I seen it was so common, that stupidity was the new common sense.
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