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Rollin' Stones
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Aww, you been duped into my "I'm not in S.D. with all the RBR's thread". I like all the posters that got together for their ride. But being left out in the cold like this? I feel like I'm back in high school! All the "cool" kids are out rockin' and I'm... well..on the internet. So I'm throwing my own thread celebration! Awww Helllll Yeahhhhh. Now, I'm perfectly sober, I'm just ready to have a bit of fun. Wayenneli: List some interesting things about your country. Hoo: threaten to PM me for using the term, here goes, "poopy-fingered-commie lover" Everyone else chime in with whatever else you feel is relevant to me. Where the hell is Cooper at for God's sake?!?! I'm rearin' for some good ol' wrist slappin' fun here at the RBR boards. I mean, you can't find one person who is a MTB'r that's looking to go road!? Maybe EVERYBODY that regularly posts here is out riding there bikes? Sickos!
-So endeth the lesson!
 

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Zeppelin/Ultegra Rider
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cydswipe said:
Aww, you been duped into my "I'm not in S.D. with all the RBR's thread". I like all the posters that got together for their ride. But being left out in the cold like this? I feel like I'm back in high school! All the "cool" kids are out rockin' and I'm... well..on the internet.
Yeah, story of my life.

Oh, and dude...your avatar is in need of updating, it needs PIE!
 

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Adorable Furry Hombre
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cydswipe said:
Aww, you been duped into my "I'm not in S.D. with all the RBR's thread". I like all the posters that got together for their ride. But being left out in the cold like this? I feel like I'm back in high school! All the "cool" kids are out rockin' and I'm... well..on the internet. So I'm throwing my own thread celebration! Awww Helllll Yeahhhhh. Now, I'm perfectly sober, I'm just ready to have a bit of fun. Wayenneli: List some interesting things about your country. Hoo: threaten to PM me for using the term, here goes, "poopy-fingered-commie lover" Everyone else chime in with whatever else you feel is relevant to me. Where the hell is Cooper at for God's sake?!?! I'm rearin' for some good ol' wrist slappin' fun here at the RBR boards. I mean, you can't find one person who is a MTB'r that's looking to go road!? Maybe EVERYBODY that regularly posts here is out riding there bikes? Sickos!
-So endeth the lesson!
Whew. just got back from the only forum that's been jumpin--PO


did I miss anything?:rolleyes:
 

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A Canadian in Sweden
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Alright, I'm here now. Yes, I love Sweden. And after living here since 1998, I have realised a few interesting things.
Swedes like consensus; they want everyone to be satisfied with the end result. Arguing is not part of their culture, debating is. Case in point: we have seven political parties (three in govt and four in the opposition). A minimum of 5% of the vote is needed to get into office. As you can imagine, with so many political parties, the lines can become slightly blurred during election time. It is hard to decipher which party is which, and what exactly they stand for sometimes. These parties represent the right, the left, the environment, the people, the religious, and so on. Now, two more parties have jumped in the fray, representing women's rights and another one that I have no idea what their ideals are. With so many bloody parties, the vote just gets watered down. We have every major issue being represented by a political party, just to make every part of society happy.

Swedes have patience. They are masters of waiting and waiting. Queing is a big of their life. You take a number and wait for you turn everywhere, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The bank, post office, pharmacy, florist, restaurant when ordering food during lunch, etc. This creates a society of order, where everyone waits their turn. It's actually a good system, in particular when you have numerous errands to run. Say, for example, you have to go the post office and the bank, but there are 41 people ahead of you at the bank, you know approximately how long the wait will be, and can run over to the post office, do you errand there, and come back later.

That being said, they are horrible when it comes to waiting for a cashier or for a bus. Example: there are 8 customers waiting in line for a cashier at the supermarket. Another cashier opens up. You would think that the new cashier might say, "Next in line please". No way this happens. It's war for the cashier and people start scrambling into position as soon as they suspect she'll open up. For such an organised society, they can be real cheats sometimes, for what they consider small things. Maybe it is petty, but it gets pretty tiring when know what will happen.

Finally, we are incredibly socialised here. We pay a lot of taxes, but we get a lot in return. Free university education, great parental leave, free medical for most things. It is not uncommon for men to be on parental leave for six months. Of course, many men do not stay home at all because they earn more than their wives and do not want to loose too much income and decrease their standard of living, which they think will happen.

Cheers, Wayne
 

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"That being said, they are horrible when it comes to waiting for a cashier or for a bus. Example: there are 8 customers waiting in line for a cashier at the supermarket. Another cashier opens up. You would think that the new cashier might say, "Next in line please". No way this happens. It's war for the cashier and people start scrambling into position as soon as they suspect she'll open up. For such an organised society, they can be real cheats sometimes, for what they consider small things. Maybe it is petty, but it gets pretty tiring when know what will happen."
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Sounds like Chicagoland.
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Ps. yes, I had one of my "hard" days again.
 
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