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    Wide load sign

    I was squaring up my quilt on the living room floor, measuring across the top, middle, and bottom, and then down the right side, middle, and left side. As I measured, I wrote the measurements on a piece of painter's tape (e.g. left pointing arrow, 94" right pointing arrow) and then I stuck the tape in place. All that crawling around on the floor tuckered me out, and when I was done, I put the quilt away. Later that afternoon I did some shopping-- pharmacy, hardware store, farmer's market, grocery store. I met a quite a few people I know and had a visit with most of them. That night as I was getting ready for bed, I took off my jeans and tossed them on the bed. Right across the butt of my jeans was a crosswise piece of tape--left pointing arrow, 93 1/2", right pointing arrow. There's nothing like wearing a wide load sign!

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    ROTFLOL! At least I don't feel so bad about my rear having its own zip code... LOL!
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    Thanks for the belly laugh. Sounds like something I would do. joyce j

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    Made me laugh for the first time today! Thanks for posting!

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    Sorry, but that is sooooo funny!!! Thanks for the laugh. I've done things like that before and it always cracks me up. I'm glad you took it so well. Cute story!
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    That's so funny, still laughing, sounds like something that would happen to me. Have a joyous morning.

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    Oh my! I'm lost as to why not one person that you talked to said anything to you. Of course, I'm also the person who would let a complete stranger know (in a tactful way) that his zipper is down! I'm reminded of the time when I worked at a bank downtown (80's-early 90's). I was crossing the street and a lady came up behind me and touched my back. I was wearing one of those blasted shirts that had the buttons all the way down the back. We stopped in the middle of the crosswalk and she buttoned the 3 buttons that had come undone! She said she just couldn't let me walk around with my camisole showing! I was appreciative!
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    You think someone could have mention it.

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    Wonderful story, I am sure each one of us has done something similar......be it thread, or pins, or sewing needles, or a post it note......just think of all the people that you put a smile on their face....
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    Sorry, but it is too funny!!!

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    Thanks so much for sharing -- great laugh for today!

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    Now that 's really funny! thanks for sharing this .. I will always remember ... Check my butt!

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    Hysterical! but better you than me
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    How funny!

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    Bless your heart! Thanks for letting us laugh with you! I now have tears running down my face, from laughing so hard!
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    Very funny, sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves and let it go.

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    FUNNY! My first laugh of the day.

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    So, did you laugh when you discovered it? I would have been ROTF if it happened to me.

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    To funny!!!!!!!!!

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    Kind of gloomy and overcast here today, so thank you for a great ray of sunshine and cheer

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    I got a big kick out of your story, couldn't stop laughing. It reminded me of when my agency was moving from one state building to another and my boss patted me on the back and ask me how it was going, needless to say he had put a lost sign on my back saying take me to room 143. The state prisoners really got a kick out of that one.

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    I also laughed for the first time today!!!!! Just yucky overcast weather here and I'm not feeling too well so just been reading the QB and cruising the internet. Needed a good laugh WITH you!!

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    Oh My...What a hoot! I can just imagine how the people that saw you giggled inside. At least the painters tape was hopefully blue as well as your jeans.

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    That's hilarious!
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    Not what I was expecting, ROFL.....how funny.
    At least no one grabbed it to take it off for you. Jeesh......
    My dh put on some new jeans and as we left the house I noticed the clear sixe strip running down his leg was still there. SO glad I saw it and pulled it off before we got too far.
    Thanks for the giggles. Laughter is always good medicine....
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