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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:37 PM
Number of posts: 6,065

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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Here's the companion picture...

Firefighter saves cat. Compare and contrast:

Don't praise bad cooking...

Many years ago, when I was a child, I had a lovely, elderly aunt who was the worst cook in the entire world.

One day when we came to visit, she had surpassed herself by baking a pie that was singularly execrable. When she asked me what I thought of it, I just couldn't bring myself to tell her the truth. That it looked like medical waste, smelled like burnt rubber, and tasted like arse. So I praised it fulsomely instead to spare her feelings. A rare act of kindness on my part, for which I was duly punished.

You can guess what happened next. That pie became "Ron's special treat", to be made every time we came. The dozy old mare even started bringing it over whenever she came to see us. She'd make sure I ate of it while she was there, so I couldn't discretely bury it in the yard until after she left. No animal ever dug it up.

I can still taste it sometimes.

My dear aunt's been gone for a long time and I haven't even thought of her in years. Some thing, the smell of raw sewage perhaps , made me think of her today. It suddenly occurred to me that maybe she knew all along and had a great big laugh over it. Maybe she wasn't a nice woman at all.

Anybody else have a similar experience?
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