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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    When I was in Driver's Ed, some guy came to the classroom - I forget what he was there for, some maintenance guy or something random like that. He might have been there to talk about motorcycles. He started telling that urban myth about how he knew a couple who were killed when their car crashed and the seatbelts they were wearing decapitated them. The actual teacher's face was completely WTF. You could tell he wanted to tell the dude to get out. 16 year olds find enough ways to kill themselves. Don't tell them to stop wearing their seatbelts!
    Don't know about the decapitation angle, but you know as well as I do that shoulder straps on seat belts are NOT designed with short people in mind. I could see the damn thing breaking my neck...if I didn't keep a bungie cord around it just above the buckle. That keeps the shoulder strap across my shoulder & chest, not across my neck. :)



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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    BLT = Bacon, Lettuce, Toast 'round the 00clone house. But, that might change with CSA 'maters this year. Just can't do with with those mealy, smushy grocery store 'maters.

    I hope we can have a garden next year so I can grow some at home!

    Oh, and we put a bit of French dressing in with the mayo. Sounds weird but it's really good.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Don't know about the decapitation angle, but you know as well as I do that shoulder straps on seat belts are NOT designed with short people in mind. I could see the damn thing breaking my neck...if I didn't keep a bungie cord around it just above the buckle. That keeps the shoulder strap across my shoulder & chest, not across my neck. :)

    Most seatbelts are ok for me - must be that extra inch But I do get the occasionally one that's all in love with my neck.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Don't know about the decapitation angle, but you know as well as I do that shoulder straps on seat belts are NOT designed with short people in mind. I could see the damn thing breaking my neck...if I didn't keep a bungie cord around it just above the buckle. That keeps the shoulder strap across my shoulder & chest, not across my neck. :)
    You can just go with a booster seat like my 5 and 7 year olds. Should help you out.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    How do you short people drive? Can you even reach the pedals?



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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    How do you short people drive? Can you even reach the pedals?

    Gotta move the seat all the way forward! DH can't even get into the seat after I've been driving. He has to move it back first.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Gotta move the seat all the way forward! DH can't even get into the seat after I've been driving. He has to move it back first.
    My new GF is 5'9. So much easier to drive her car than my 5'3 ex-wife.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    a: Cowgirl, I'm probably rounder & more top heavy than you...that contributes to the placement of the strap.

    b: If I sat in a booster seat, I wouldn't be able to reach the pedals.

    c: I learned years ago to rack the seat back when I get OUT of the car. Saves on marital stress. However, if you're sitting in the seat behind me, protect your knees! It's automatic. Shift the car to park, turn off the ignition, rack the seat back. Always in that order. :)

    d: Hold on, arob...I'm getting to you...



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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Gotta move the seat all the way forward! DH can't even get into the seat after I've been driving. He has to move it back first.
    Aren't airbags dangerous when you're that close to the steering wheel?



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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Aren't airbags dangerous when you're that close to the steering wheel?

    I don't think I'm quite that close. Maybe when I start shrinking when I get old.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Aren't airbags dangerous when you're that close to the steering wheel?
    Yes. Frankly, airbags scare the crap out of me. Particularly when I used to smoke. I'm afraid I'll lose my face if I'm ever in a head-on collision.



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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    I just want to bang my head on a wall sometimes when I read about a fatal car accident, and the occupants weren't wearing seatbelts.

    Wait...allow me...

    Sunday night north of Omaha a couple drove off the road after a concert and both died. Neither had their seatbelt on. They had 7 kids from 3 -20 years old.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    I hope we can have a garden next year so I can grow some at home!

    Oh, and we put a bit of French dressing in with the mayo. Sounds weird but it's really good.
    I put horseradish sauce on the toast. Not a lot, just enough to give it some zip - maybe a teaspoon, maybe slightly less. Then add the mayo and spread it all around together with the knife. (Horsey only on one slice.) Definite improvement of an already wonderful summer sandwich.


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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    How do you short people drive? Can you even reach the pedals?
    I had a good cartoon pic of an old lady, but it had "no free use" all over it and I didn't want to run afoul of CW. So this is the best I could do...




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    Re: Random thoughts thread

    However, while searching for an appropriate pic, I ran across this. Some of my fellow midget pie-bakers might recognize parts of it... ;)


    http://says.com/my/fun/short-people-pains-and-problems



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