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Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
So, today I called a client to schedule an annual review of her investment accounts. While we were talking she told me that her husband is going in next month for a kidney transplant. About a year ago, we were discussing their need for additional life insurance and he applied for a policy. It was declined due to unusually high levels of creatinine in the labs, which can indicate kidney issues. He is a young, healthy guy and was surprised, but agreed to follow up with his doctor. Turns out he had a pretty serious issue, which would have gone undetected for a long time if he hadn't applied for the policy and been rejected. Didn't get the sale, but probably saved a young father's life. Think I'll have a cigar.
"When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,225 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, today I called a client to schedule an annual review of her investment accounts. While we were talking she told me that her husband is going in next month for a kidney transplant. About a year ago, we were discussing their need for additional life insurance and he applied for a policy. It was declined due to unusually high levels of creatinine in the labs, which can indicate kidney issues. He is a young, healthy guy and was surprised, but agreed to follow up with his doctor. Turns out he had a pretty serious issue, which would have gone undetected for a long time if he hadn't applied for the policy and been rejected. Didn't get the sale, but probably saved a young father's life. Think I'll have a cigar.
    Think you deserve a cigar

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Many people owe their lives to random physicals. 
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,303 ✭✭✭✭
    Good story. Good news.

    But what male still wears denim shorts?
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Martel said:
    Good story. Good news.

    But what male still wears denim shorts?
    Wearing some now 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Rhamlin said:
    Martel said:
    Good story. Good news.

    But what male still wears denim shorts?
    Wearing some now 

    Guys don't wear denim shorts anymore?  Like, cut-offs?  

    I guess this whole "Romper" thing is really catching on.  

    Hmm,  think I'll remain an anachronism.
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have some denim shorts that I haven't worn in a few years since my son jort shamed me, 'nobody wears that **** anymore'.  How would I know?
    A little dirt never hurt
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,303 ✭✭✭✭
    I found a pair. In the bottom of my dresser while switching out some cold weather clothes for summer stuff. I can't even tell you when I wore them.  It certainly hasn't been in this state (3 years) but I don't even remember wearing them in MS or TN.  Why haven't donated these things after 8 years of not wearing them, I don't know.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
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