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    Today, I went to PetSmart to purchase crushed walnut shells for pincushions. The bag was huge so I asked the clerk if they had a smaller size (they didn't) but I mentioned it was way more than I needed as I wasn't housing reptiles. When she asked what I wanted it for, I said for pincushions. Pincushions???? Obviously, she hadn't a clue what I was talking about. So I explained, you put needles and pins in them. Oh, do you knit?? No, said I. I'm a quilter. Immediate response: Oh, my mom does that - she crocheted a huge blanket and she lets the dog sleep on it.

    I smiled, paid, and walked away with my 10 quarts of crushed walnut shells.

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    :)

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    :roll: People are so clueless sometimes. :lol:

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    There's no response to that is there! You just have to smile :)

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    Too funny!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamahippychicky
    There's no response to that is there! You just have to smile :)
    She was a really nice young girl - just totally no clue. It really threw me that she had no idea what a pincushion was. :lol:

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    Oh how funny! LOL :D

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    ROFL. We do need to keep educating and definitely keep our sense of humor. Thanks for sharing this funny story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamahippychicky
    There's no response to that is there! You just have to smile :)
    I could just kidnap your avatar. So cute, I love tuxedos.

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    My daughters have an answer to that problem - when you run into someone who is so clueless, they tell me to 'just smile and nod'

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    That reminds me of a TV commercial, from a few years back, for quilted Charmin (I think) toilet paper. The commercial had cartoon ladies sitting around a huge piece of toilet paper (maybe it was a paper towel ) "knitting" on it with knitting needles!! I had to laugh at all those little cartoon ladies knitting away on something being advertised as quilted. They must have gotten a lot of mail about it because it was only a couple of weeks before all of those little ladies had exchanged their knitting needles for a needle and thread...hahaha!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hattie Frances
    Quote Originally Posted by mamahippychicky
    There's no response to that is there! You just have to smile :)
    I could just kidnap your avatar. So cute, I love tuxedos.
    I noticed both of your cute avatar kitties! My daughter has a Tuxedo cat, Minty, and years ago we had one named Puss-in-boots.

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    walnut shells dull needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattie Frances
    Quote Originally Posted by mamahippychicky
    There's no response to that is there! You just have to smile :)
    I could just kidnap your avatar. So cute, I love tuxedos.
    Cute story..I love tuxedos too. Got one on my lap right now!

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    smile and nod. Sometimes, that's all you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    walnut shells dull needles.
    I could have purchased sand in a much smaller size, but according to the pincushion pattern I have they are supposed to keep them sharp. :-(

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    Scary isn't it ?????

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    A girl with her mother, came into my work today and asked if we had any String. She was doing some hand sewing and needed a needle and string. I thought that was funny as well. OH, I did show her where the string was.

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    lol poor soul..
    reminds me of the "quilted" toilet paper and they had animated knitters ... huh????

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    I saw her name on the most recent Darwin's List, I believe.

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    That proves young girls have no clue these days. I'm teaching my 11 year old granddaughter and some of her friends to sew and craft. I did that for my daughters and all the older grandddaughters. My daughters sew and the granddaughters sew. Hopefully this one will continue to sew too.

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    A lot of young people have no idea regarding hand work. A shame.

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    That's funny but also a little sad to think there are so many young people who have no idea how to do any type of craft.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    That was funny. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

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    Funny

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