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    Why have Americans become so timid?

    I was at a birthday party over the weekend where the woman could not open her excessively taped up gift. I passed her my pocket knife. The table erupted with horror:

    "Oh my God! "
    "Look at that!"
    "Don't let the police see it!"

    It was a Boker Magnum with a 2 1/2 inch blade. What the heck has happened to us? It's a good thing they didn't see the .38 Special Snubbie I keep in my other pocket. They might have called out the National Guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    .......It was a Boker Magnum with a 2 1/2 inch blade.............
    2½" is a 'high-capacity" cutting edge.
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    What would she have done had you flashed you CC.
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    I had the exact same experience. Was with some friends I don't see very often anymore and we were sitting around a table ready to play a game. The game was new and still in the packaging. One of the gals was having trouble opening it and said "can someone go in the kitchen and grab a knife?" So I pulled out my pocket knife and handed it to her. You'd think I just crapped on the table by the looks on their faces. One of my friends daughters (10 yo) was sitting next to me. She grabbed up her daughter and set her on the other side of her. Then scolded me, "what do you need that for?" My answer- "oh I don't know, opening packages maybe".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I had the exact same experience. Was with some friends I don't see very often anymore and we were sitting around a table ready to play a game. The game was new and still in the packaging. One of the gals was having trouble opening it and said "can someone go in the kitchen and grab a knife?" So I pulled out my pocket knife and handed it to her. You'd think I just crapped on the table by the looks on their faces. One of my friends daughters (10 yo) was sitting next to me. She grabbed up her daughter and set her on the other side of her. Then scolded me, "what do you need that for?" My answer- "oh I don't know, opening packages maybe".

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    I believe it's chemicals.

    There is more estrogen in our water supply than ever before. The 'boomers have lower sperm counts than the WWII generation. My guess is that the X, Y and millennial generation are worse off than us.

    We're becoming women.
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    Some of you just might be old enough to remember when every boy carried a pocket knife to school. Cutting up apples, sharpening pencils, carving Joe and Mary in a heart into the wooden desk tops
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    I believe it's chemicals.

    There is more estrogen in our water supply than ever before. The 'boomers have lower sperm counts than the WWII generation. My guess is that the X, Y and millennial generation are worse off than us.

    We're becoming women.
    This 'women' used to carry a jack knife with her all the time. I used it to cut string when feeding the cows, open packaging, and all kinds of stuff on the farm. People have lost touch with the reality of hard work and the tools to accomplish them.
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    Sometimes reading here makes me wonder if some of y'all still live in the US of A? Hell, most of the women I know carry a knife... at a minimum.

    Didn't every American boy grow up playing mumbley peg, of same variation or another?
    Last edited by Redneck; 05-09-2017 at 03:27 PM.

 

 
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