Flower boy is not getting any dates from me!!!

fascination

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#21
cornutt said:
S, I'm afraid I'm with fascination on this. Although he ought to ask first, he's trying to do you a favor. And yes, most likely he didn't see the cable and ran over it with the lawn mower. How many of us check our yards for loose cables before we mow? :p And anyway, I'm damn tired of cable companies that don't lay their cables properly (there you go, MQ ;) ). Around here, the cable people are notorious for going to a house under construction and just stringing the cable across the bare lot, assuming that the sod will cover it up. Well, even if it does, the sod's only a couple of inches thick. So the first time the poor homeowner goes to install some foundation plants at that corner of the house, he accidentally cuts it with his shovel. And then the cable company tries to charge him to fix it, even though it's on their side of the service entrance and they are legally responsible for not laying the cable per code.

And IHMO none of this has anything to do with whether or not you should date him, one way or the other. :D He does sound socially awkward, though. If you are interested, I'd recommend getting "acclimated" first before going any farther. That's if you are interested. If you're not, don't feel obligated.
also it may be that he has seen it many times and the mower has always cleared it just fine and it just recently popped up worse....I have been the person who mows the lawn for our family for the last 20 years and we have a cable in the back yard which is exposed which we keep meaning to make time to whine to the cable company about...but anyway, the mower clears it...still, someday I expect it might not...the only thing that would make this a factor for me with the guy was if you knew he knew he did it and he never found the courage to fess up...THAT MIGHT be an negative indicator for me...still I might shamelessly use his body once or twice first..kidding, kidding
 
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cornutt said:
S, I'm afraid I'm with fascination on this. Although he ought to ask first, he's trying to do you a favor. And yes, most likely he didn't see the cable and ran over it with the lawn mower. How many of us check our yards for loose cables before we mow? :p And anyway, I'm damn tired of cable companies that don't lay their cables properly (there you go, MQ ;) ). Around here, the cable people are notorious for going to a house under construction and just stringing the cable across the bare lot, assuming that the sod will cover it up. Well, even if it does, the sod's only a couple of inches thick. So the first time the poor homeowner goes to install some foundation plants at that corner of the house, he accidentally cuts it with his shovel. And then the cable company tries to charge him to fix it, even though it's on their side of the service entrance and they are legally responsible for not laying the cable per code.

And IHMO none of this has anything to do with whether or not you should date him, one way or the other. :D He does sound socially awkward, though. If you are interested, I'd recommend getting "acclimated" first before going any farther. That's if you are interested. If you're not, don't feel obligated.
I don't know how you can't see the cable. It's a thick bright orange cable, and it's on top of our ground. None of it is hidden, because it's not underground yet. I mean I can even see the cable from inside my house when I look onto my deck. It's not like he can't see the cable unless he's completely blind as to which then he shouldn't be mowing at all lol. And I know he's not blind. Although, at this point, he needs to probably think about getting contacts! And he didn't mow over the cable. He deliberately cut the cable, which is why I found the two pieces completely separate from each other. I was like what in the world.

Oh you can bet that I'm charging him to fix my cable if they charge us. Actually by that I mean that he just won't get paid for whatever it costs to fix it.;)
 

cornutt

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#23
SPratt74 said:
I don't know how you can't see the cable. It's a thick bright orange cable,
Orange? Are they running fiber to your house :confused: OK, I guess that should have been seen. I've never seen coax in orange. Just fiber :shock:
 
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fascination said:
also it may be that he has seen it many times and the mower has always cleared it just fine and it just recently popped up worse....I have been the person who mows the lawn for our family for the last 20 years and we have a cable in the back yard which is exposed which we keep meaning to make time to whine to the cable company about...but anyway, the mower clears it...still, someday I expect it might not...the only thing that would make this a factor for me with the guy was if you knew he knew he did it and he never found the courage to fess up...THAT MIGHT be an negative indicator for me...still I might shamelessly use his body once or twice first..kidding, kidding
Lol! Nope. It was deliberately cut. I know you think I'm being hard on him. But I saw the cord in two pieces. One was wrapped around my tree, and the other was close to my house. The two had been separated on purpose. If they were close together like you know if he would have left the cords alone, then I would have been easier on him, because then it looks like an accident. And you would think that if he didn't do it on purpose, then that would be an easier way for him to fess up instead of having to call his father to tell him what he did. I wouldn't have cared if it was by a note even just something to tell me he messed up. To me if you make a mistake then you should apologize for it, but that's how I was raised. I understand how if you don't thnk that you are in the wrong then you wouldn't apologize right away, but in this case... it was obvious he was in the wrong no matter if he says he did it by accident or not.

And I understand what you are saying about you being a mower etc., but see... that's your yard. If you mess up then it is your fault lol. However, flower boy was on our yard as to which he did damage to. That's a different situation all together. What flower boy did would be like me doing construction on someone's house and not fessing up that I had made my dimensions wrong then having them finding out later what I had did instead of just telling them the truth.

Oh and I had to tease you about Max! I don't know what other pro he looks like, but it was kind of funny since all I talk about is Max and his cute tushy! ;)
 
#25
cornutt said:
Orange? Are they running fiber to your house :confused: OK, I guess that should have been seen. I've never seen coax in orange. Just fiber :shock:
Honestly, I don't know a lot about outside television cables. And I don't like to mess with television cables outside the house. What my brother has taught me has been very limited, because he only comes home so often. So, I know a few things like how to run television cable from the attic to each of the rooms etc. that type of thing. I know how to set up everything when it comes to television and stereo lol! Oh and I also know how to set up my telephone system from the wires outside the house to the wires in each of the rooms. I even know how to install dimmer switches now lol! I like that type of thing, but what I don't know... I know not to mess with, especially when you are dealing with wires lol. I know better than that! ;)
 
#26
maybe he's just trying to get a rise outta you since ever since you dissed his flowers :raisebro: could be trying to get you out of the house to TALK to him haaha then he'll apologize

flower boy might be smarter than you think ;)
 
#27
africana said:
maybe he's just trying to get a rise outta you since ever since you dissed his flowers :raisebro: could be trying to get you out of the house to TALK to him haaha then he'll apologize

flower boy might be smarter than you think ;)
Lol! You are hilarious! And you know that the thought actually crossed my mind too! But he's not that bright considering that the cable guy is here already (didn't have to wait until Monday like what I thought), so the problem will be over by the time he gets the nerve to talk to me lol. ;)
 
#28
Oh you would not believe this! Ok, so, the television guy is over, because I had my cable come back on today. And low and behold... flower boy turns up when the cable guy is here asking to get paid for his work! Of course the cable guy knows what happened to the cord, because he just fixed it, and he is just shaking his head, because he's standing right behind flower boy.

So, I make up the excuse, well... since it's really my mom's vacation house... I think that she wanted to pay you in June when she comes to visit for the summer lol. I was pissed at that point even though believe it or not people, I was nice to the guy. Can you believe the nerve? And... and with the cable guy here in his presence knowing full well what flower boy did, flower boy still didn't apologize for anything!

Hmm... well... the great thing is that my instructor invited me to the dance tonight. So, I was looking all pretty in my makeup and things getting ready for it, so at this point I hope that flower boy picked up that he doesn't stand a chance with me... ever! You men!!!:mad: :mad: :mad:
 
#29
oh well, you may have dodged a bullet...everything is too much trouble when it comes to dudes anyway...

next thing is to confront/explain to him if/why he's won't get paid (or get the cable $$ deducted from his fee)
 

cornutt

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#30
SPratt74 said:
So, I make up the excuse, well... since it's really my mom's vacation house... I think that she wanted to pay you in June when she comes to visit for the summer lol. I was pissed at that point even though believe it or not people, I was nice to the guy. Can you believe the nerve? And... and with the cable guy here in his presence knowing full well what flower boy did, flower boy still didn't apologize for anything!
At least he didn't ask you over to his house to watch TV... :rolleyes: :raisebro: :shock:
 
#32
GalacticDancer44M said:
I guess we all have to suffer now, because of Flower-boy. Better be nice to your instructor tonight!
What is that saying... it only takes one to mess it up for the rest of the group lol! Just kidding. No... I don't hate you men. Although, I do tend to blame each and every one of you when something goes wrong in my life when it comes to men lol!;)
 

and123

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#34
while reading this thread and jumping into the gutter with some of you about "mowing the lawn", this amusing picture I found last year came to mind:
 

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#35
and123 said:
while reading this thread and jumping into the gutter with some of you about "mowing the lawn", this amusing picture I found last year came to mind:
Still trying to keep my little comments to myself. It can be so hard sometimes. Glad to see I'm not the only one thou.
 
#37
and123 said:
while reading this thread and jumping into the gutter with some of you about "mowing the lawn", this amusing picture I found last year came to mind:

The nice part of mowing the lawn is you can finish with kissing the ground you walk on.
 

pygmalion

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#40
On my second (or is it third? ) reading, I guess I have to say something. Pooh! I hate having to say something. lol.

In my mind, thinking or even talking about sex or sexuality isn't necessarily "in the gutter." Sex is a fact of life for most animal species, and, IIRC, human (homo sapiens) is the only species that has sex for recreational purposes. So talking about it, in a mostly-tasteful way? Eh. It's just a part of life, IMHO.


That said, a lot of people aren't overly comfortable with the imagery conjured up by the phrase (or the associated photo lol) mowing the lawn.

So...


Let's have fun. But, while we're doing that, let's consider other peoples' value systems and comfort levels. Okay? :cool:
 

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