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  • Rosaleen Sullivan
    Too funny, Ralph! One summer that I worked at a Scout camp, we had the misfortune of hiring a nurse who seemed to have great paper credentials, but who was a
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 17, 2009
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      Too funny, Ralph!

      One summer that I worked at a Scout camp, we had the misfortune of hiring a nurse who seemed to have great paper credentials, but who was a total flake. Seriously, she had to be removed. So, while still on staff, she would leave notes on the door of the Health Lodge that might read, "Nurse has gone to the..."(laundry/admin building, etc.) and sign it **** ****, RN, BSN, MA, and a whole list of (probably expired) certifications for any course she had ever taken. To mock the practice, some of us (who ME?) started writing similar notes. Mine had a string that went something like Rosaleen S..., SSD, MRS, EMT, PHT, GTB, RB. Probably some more that I could think up then. SSD was shooting Sports Director, Mrs. you will recognize, I WAS an EMT at the time, Put Hubby Through some will get, GTB was Goddess of the Temple of Boom, but some twisted it to Gun-Toting B****, Rifle B*** was another. There may have been some more initials tacked on, but the GTB has had a few of us chuckling for at least 10-15 years.

      Regards,

      Rosaleen

      I used to be a Bear...




      Re: Another question from the Newby
      Posted by: "Barb" indybarb2002@...<mailto:indybarb2002@...> indybarb2002
      Date: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:49 am ((PST))

      WOW......a physicist with a GREAT sense of humor! I'm impressed.

      --- On Thu, 1/15/09, Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...<mailto:Ralph.oborn@...>> wrote:

      From: Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...<mailto:Ralph.oborn@...>>
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Another question from the Newby
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com<mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 PM

      On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Arye P. R. <aprarye@...<mailto:aprarye@...>> wrote:

      > Ralph,
      > are you a mechanical engineer or just like figuring this stuff out?
      >


      Worse......physicist

      Ralph

      PS my business card says this:

      Poet, adventurer, natural philosopher, balloon bender, pragmatic anarchist,
      paddy ducker, sneetch watcher, snow camping enthusiast, scout games
      authority, armchair explorer, hammock hanger, aerial imagery specialist,
      rock and roll history student, short distance backpacker, certified crop
      advisor, hard science fiction aficionado, misguided gardener, precisionist,
      award winning jello chef, antique tool collector, burger flipper, onion ring
      connoisseur, alternative fuel stove builder, frisbee floater, environmental
      sampler, sprinkler designer, backpacking and cooking and snow camping
      equipment inventor, power point artist, potato field trial designer,
      hydro-dynamic rocket launcher, *know it all*, Kamper.


      I used to be an Antelopee..


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    • Tod Massa
      Was trying to refrain from telling this story: Two weeks ago one of our asst scoutmasters (i m committee chair) was telling another leader and myself about a
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 17, 2009
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        Was trying to refrain from telling this story:

        Two weeks ago one of our asst scoutmasters (i'm committee chair) was telling another leader and myself about a conversation at the firehouse (he's a volunteer). Three of them are scouters and in OA talking about various experiences and the like. However, they never really mentioned scouting, just OA or the Order of the Arrow. At one point, a woman listening nearby said "Are you in some kind of cult?"

        Before I he could tell the rest of the story, I said, "I'm sure you told her 'No, that would be would Wood Badge.' " (we's woodbadger.)

        We laughed...and then when the scoutmaster came over later he repeated the story. Got to the same point, scoutmaster says, "No that would be woodbadge."

        It may be apparent that Woodbadge Cultism is running gag in our troop.

        However, we all take OA very seriously.

        tod
        ______________________________________________________________________________
        There are 10 kinds of people; those who understand binary and those who don't.




        ________________________________
        From: Rosaleen Sullivan <rosaleen43@...>
        To: hammockcamping <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:20:08 AM
        Subject: [Hammock Camping] response to Ralph's business card/was Re: Another question from the Newby


        Too funny, Ralph!

        One summer that I worked at a Scout camp, we had the misfortune of hiring a nurse who seemed to have great paper credentials, but who was a total flake. Seriously, she had to be removed. So, while still on staff, she would leave notes on the door of the Health Lodge that might read, "Nurse has gone to the..."(laundry/ admin building, etc.) and sign it **** ****, RN, BSN, MA, and a whole list of (probably expired) certifications for any course she had ever taken. To mock the practice, some of us (who ME?) started writing similar notes. Mine had a string that went something like Rosaleen S..., SSD, MRS, EMT, PHT, GTB, RB. Probably some more that I could think up then. SSD was shooting Sports Director, Mrs. you will recognize, I WAS an EMT at the time, Put Hubby Through some will get, GTB was Goddess of the Temple of Boom, but some twisted it to Gun-Toting B****, Rifle B*** was another. There may have been some more initials tacked on, but the GTB
        has had a few of us chuckling for at least 10-15 years.

        Regards,

        Rosaleen

        I used to be a Bear...
      • Arye P. R.
        .... and where I used to work there was a woman like that signed all her emails with 6+++ titles not just the one that applied. So to mock her I would sign my
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          .... and where I used to work there was a woman like that signed all her emails with 6+++ titles not just the one that applied. So to mock her I would sign my emails to her with Title Whore as one of my many titles (more like Hats I wore) ... and btw some people really are Title Whore's although NO ONE ON THIS GROUP!

          Sapere Aude,

          Arye P. Rubenstein


          Imagination is more important than knowledge...
          It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education... Albert Einstein




          ________________________________
          From: Rosaleen Sullivan <rosaleen43@...>
          To: hammockcamping <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:20:08 AM
          Subject: [Hammock Camping] response to Ralph's business card/was Re: Another question from the Newby


          Too funny, Ralph!

          One summer that I worked at a Scout camp, we had the misfortune of hiring a nurse who seemed to have great paper credentials, but who was a total flake. Seriously, she had to be removed. So, while still on staff, she would leave notes on the door of the Health Lodge that might read, "Nurse has gone to the..."(laundry/ admin building, etc.) and sign it **** ****, RN, BSN, MA, and a whole list of (probably expired) certifications for any course she had ever taken. To mock the practice, some of us (who ME?) started writing similar notes. Mine had a string that went something like Rosaleen S..., SSD, MRS, EMT, PHT, GTB, RB. Probably some more that I could think up then. SSD was shooting Sports Director, Mrs. you will recognize, I WAS an EMT at the time, Put Hubby Through some will get, GTB was Goddess of the Temple of Boom, but some twisted it to Gun-Toting B****, Rifle B*** was another. There may have been some more initials tacked on, but the GTB
          has had a few of us chuckling for at least 10-15 years.

          Regards,

          Rosaleen

          I used to be a Bear...

          Re: Another question from the Newby
          Posted by: "Barb" indybarb2002@ yahoo.com<mailto:indybarb2002@ yahoo.com> indybarb2002
          Date: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:49 am ((PST))

          WOW......a physicist with a GREAT sense of humor! I'm impressed.

          --- On Thu, 1/15/09, Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@ gmail.com<mailto:Ralph.oborn@ gmail.com>> wrote:

          From: Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@ gmail.com<mailto:Ralph.oborn@ gmail.com>>
          Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Another question from the Newby
          To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com<mailto:hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com>
          Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 PM

          On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Arye P. R. <aprarye@ameritech. net<mailto:aprarye@ameritech. net>> wrote:

          > Ralph,
          > are you a mechanical engineer or just like figuring this stuff out?
          >

          Worse......physicis t

          Ralph

          PS my business card says this:

          Poet, adventurer, natural philosopher, balloon bender, pragmatic anarchist,
          paddy ducker, sneetch watcher, snow camping enthusiast, scout games
          authority, armchair explorer, hammock hanger, aerial imagery specialist,
          rock and roll history student, short distance backpacker, certified crop
          advisor, hard science fiction aficionado, misguided gardener, precisionist,
          award winning jello chef, antique tool collector, burger flipper, onion ring
          connoisseur, alternative fuel stove builder, frisbee floater, environmental
          sampler, sprinkler designer, backpacking and cooking and snow camping
          equipment inventor, power point artist, potato field trial designer,
          hydro-dynamic rocket launcher, *know it all*, Kamper.

          I used to be an Antelopee..

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