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  1. #1
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    Really bad ideas

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    Just to get started, one that is fresh on my mind (hand, arms, stomach, credit card, and medical insurance)...

    1.) Picking up a snarling cat, even your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owlice View Post
    Just to get started, one that is fresh on my mind (hand, arms, stomach, credit card, and medical insurance)...

    1.) Picking up a snarling cat, even your own.
    Awww, I am sorry to read this, I hope there aren't too many scars?

    Another one close to mind - slowing down when you see that you are passing someone with an unleashed pit-bull mix...my idea was that slowing down would be less intimidating for the dog.

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    Oh, dear.

    Here's mine, and luckily I realized before any harm was done: Keeping your tongue between your upper and lower teeth while riding your bike. Over potholes.

    (ETA: I live in a place with 3x as many dogs as people, and my partner has 10 of her own, so I've been greeting loose dogs with a friendly "hello, there!" and it has worked fine.)

    (ETA2: OMG, Catrin, I only now saw your other post. Keeping an aggressive dog unleashed is of course completely unacceptable, and I hope you're ok! My mental image was more along the lines of snarling.... )
    Last edited by chryss; 05-16-2011 at 01:19 AM.

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    going to the LBS "just to browse"
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    related to the OP - bathing a cat (even your own).

    A few years ago I spent a vacation day at the doc getting a tetanus shot as my cranky (but needing a bath) cat let me know she didn't like baths. I had other scratches, but the deep, bleeding bite wound in my palm hurt like the dickens!

    but, she loved hanging out in the bathroom when I would get ready in the morning and especially loved sitting on the side of a tub if I was in it and she'd play with the bubbles - go figure....she wanted to be in charge......
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkBike View Post
    going to the LBS "just to browse"
    lmao... love it! omg sooooo true!

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    Home bikini waxing...

    when you've never had it done before and know nuthing about it.

    Preliminary assumptions: meh, it can't be any different than eyebrows, right?

    *snort*


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    Another bad idea relating to cats...playing with your cat by tossing her in the air and attemping to catch her. Don't ask what I was thinking, 7 stitches later...
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    REALLY BAD IDEA, bringing your head near anyone who is liable to yanking out handfuls of your hair. Don't. Ask.
    "My school is the doubt in your eyes." - Tito Mukhopadhyay

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    Climbing a fence with barb-wire at the top, just to save yourself two minute walk to the gate... Jeans and barb-wire are like Velcro. Not a good thing when your fix feet in the air. Broken ankle and six months in a cast.

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    Not checking the barrier to the construction area before allowing the cats into the kitchen. They were both under the house in a flash, and even treats weren't enough of a bribe to get them out.

    I'm wishing the beer store delivered. I'm not going out in this rain again.

    "I never met a donut I didn't like" - Dave Wiens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda View Post
    Home bikini waxing...
    yeow. i cringe just reading it
    laurie

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    Wearing a thong on a bike ride. Even a casual bike ride.

    Ouchie.
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    The other day I got home and I was SO hungry that I only washed my swiss chard once. I made a large batch so we'd have more the next day...
    (Swiss Chard is a leafy veggie that has red stems and rough leaves and stains like beets)

    Anyway, every mouthful was sandy, so I KNEW I couldn't serve it that way to my husband.

    The next day, i tried to wash it after it was cooked. Red juice everywhere. What a mess. UGH.

    do it right the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biciclista View Post
    do it right the first time.
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