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To All: Quote from the humorist Jonathan Winters--"I quit complaining because I found too many people who could top me." How true! I had a deceased friend who could always top any story or complaint I could come up with. The same quote can be used in model railroading. Sure some complaints are justified and get changes in the hobby but who likes to hear a chronic complainer. Suck it up and get the job done!

Yours, Elvin Howland/E. St. Louis Rail Group Layout




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rtw3rd's picture

Amen!

Amen!

 

Rick

Rick

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Forgive me...

Forgive me, it may just be my dark sense of humor, but it strikes me that the last time your friend complained about being sicker than you he was apparently right...

MikeM

complaining

MikeM: You have that right. My friend died from hardening of the lungs, a very bad way to go, but you know what, he did not complain, but took it gracefully. When I was building my first home, he would come over and help me a couple of hours each day, gratis. I could put up with him, just because of that! Even though he was not a model railroader, he was very supportive of my hobby. He was a locksmith, shoe repairer and school bus driver. Someday I plan to build a model of his shoe repair shop. I still have copies of his receipts I can use for the store sign. He was no educated fool, but had a lot of common sense and useful skills, all self taught. He was a modern day polymath, only without an education.

 

Yours, Elvin Howland/E. St. Louis Rail Group Layout

I'm sorry too

MikeM, that's very funny 

Hmmm

I had to look up what a polymath is!

George

"And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers, ride their father's magic carpet made of steel..."

Modeling the  Elk Creek Railroad in HO.

 

 

 

Scarpia's picture

Unsure

He was no educated fool, but had a lot of common sense and useful skills, all self taught. He was a modern day polymath, only without an education.

I'm both unsure what this has to do with the hobby, and dismayed to see how an education has become a negative in our modern society.  It does explain a lot, however, about the past few years.


HO, early transition era www.garbo.org/MRR local time GMT +4
On30, circa 1900    

 

Kevin Rowbotham's picture

Not so unsure...

I'm both unsure what this has to do with the hobby, and dismayed to see how an education has become a negative in our modern society.  It does explain a lot, however, about the past few years.

I'm amused by your deep driving need to have everything that's posted on the forum be rigidly on topic.

As for education being a negative, no.  I think what the OP was saying is that many very educated people seem to completely lack intelligence or common sense.  I am not saying that is the case with anyone on this forum.
 

~Kevin

Appreciating Modeling In All Scales!

Scarpia's picture

Not rigid

Not rigidly on topic, but I will gladly admit that one of the reasons I prefer this forum, is the signal to noise ratio is high.

I'd prefer (for selfish reasons) that it stay that way, and I am willing to voice that opinion.


HO, early transition era www.garbo.org/MRR local time GMT +4
On30, circa 1900    

 

Kevin Rowbotham's picture

Well, maybe...

Not rigidly on topic, but I will gladly admit that one of the reasons I prefer this forum, is the signal to noise ratio is high.

I'd prefer (for selfish reasons) that it stay that way, and I am willing to voice that opinion.

Well maybe you just come across as rigid without meaning too? ;o)

I'll agree, the generally high signal to noise ratio here is a plus and I hope it continues as such.

However in all honesty, I do find the comments made to off topic posts by what seem to be "self appointed topic policemen", to be possibly even more annoying than the off topic fluff that prompted the comments in the first place. [smile]

At the very least, commenting helps to perpetuate the thread which is seemingly working against your cause, not?

Isn't it common sense to ignore discussions you would rather not see, rather than perpetuating them by commenting on them?

This in itself seems to exemplify the difference between education and common sense.  But what do I know?  Someone is almost sure to tell me!  [grin]
 

 

~Kevin

Appreciating Modeling In All Scales!

Scarpia's picture

Complaining

Given the title of the original post, there is room both for me to complain, and for you to complain about my method of complaint.

At the very least, commenting helps to perpetuate the thread which is seemingly working against your cause, not?

Isn't it common sense to ignore discussions you would rather not see, rather than perpetuating them by commenting on them?

True in this case; as it only took you three days to bring it back into discussion, and out of in-activity.


HO, early transition era www.garbo.org/MRR local time GMT +4
On30, circa 1900    

 


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