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Thread: I feel really Stupid.

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    well I feel stupid. I have had this 6 1/2 square ruler for about 6 years now and always have had the darnedest time using it because it had this backing on it that was paper. Always thought about buying a new one but just never have. Well today was working on cutting some fabric and just happened to turn it over. there was a portion missing from one corner so I took a closer look. Well low and behold, the paper backing was peeling off. So I just peeled it the rest of the way. Which is what you were supposed to do after you bought the stupid thing. So lets just say that I am now feeling really foolish all these years. Good thing I have never purchased another square ruler that size. Anyone else do this too? :roll: :lol: :oops: :XD:

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    That's funny! I'm not sure I'd have told that on myself. LOL

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    Yes :oops: it wasn't paper, but it was a slick plastic :roll:

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    Well I knew mine was suppose to come off but I had a devil of a time getting it off! Mine just didn't peel off!

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    Tee hee hee...I bet it looks nice and shiny now! :D

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    I think that is a hoot - I have done many things equally as "dumb" - Look at it this way - now you do not have to go out and get a new one!!

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    you aren't the stupid one.

    whoever thought it was necessary to glue paper backs to rulers, knowing they had to be peeled off to use them, is the idiot. :hunf:

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    i thought the paper is on the back to aid in the original manufacturing/cutting process.

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    That is so funny. I can see myself doing the same thing.

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    TOOOOOOOOOOOO funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow! 6 years? At least you got a new ruler to use from all that waiting! LOL

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    rates right up there with DD baking a ham with the plastic thing on the side. Luckily I came home and asked about it. We still laugh about 7 years later.

    you now have a fresh new ruler! bet you see better to cut.

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    That's funny. But to tell the truth, I was pretty panicky peeling my paper off mine, I was afraid I was ruining it.....obviously (to everyone but ME! and you...) you're SUPPOSED to peel it off!

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    Ha-HA!!! Yes, I did exactly the same thing when I bought my 6x24 ruler. I kept thinking, why did they put this stupid paper on? How am I supposed to see the numbers? When I finally figured out I had to peel the paper off, I felt dumber than dumb!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    this is funny!! I was nervous to take the paper off one of mine - was afraid the printing was on teh paper and I wouldn't have th measurements!! Thanks for sharing!

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    now that is funny , and something I can see myself doing LOL

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    I think you're real smart - haven't you got a brand new ruler now! :-P

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    I think you win the prize on "dumb" things,lol!!! I guess it's not any dumber than my DS & DM trying to figure out how to oil the sewing machine with one of those small kits from JoAnn's. The sm. bottle had a stopper in the top you had to take out before putting on the nozzle. You have to know my DS, she's a college graduate with a degree in engineering. We still laugh over it that she couldn't figure it out and had to ask my DF.

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    You mean like leave the sticky stuff on the new microwave!

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    Or trying to pour the wine with the cork still in? ;-)

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    Been there done that!! Micowave and the new stove!

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    Isn't it nice to have a good laugh?!Even at yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    you aren't the stupid one.

    whoever thought it was necessary to glue paper backs to rulers, knowing they had to be peeled off to use them, is the idiot. :hunf:
    Right on Patrice!!!!!

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    An acquaintance of mine was taking a pregnancy test. When her husband asked what the result was, she told him there wasn't any. She didn't realize that she needed to peel the celophane from the stick.

    Aren't you glad you didn't spend money on a new ruler?!

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    that is so funny ! ! ! I have this thing that I just can't bring myself to pull off the clear plastic protection that they put on ipods, dvd players, and other little gadgets...My son in law is trying to come up with a phobia to call it. glad you took the paper off..thank you for sharing..
    Blessings

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