Friday funnies . . .

Thanks as always to Grumps.

Have a great weekend!

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27 thoughts on “Friday funnies . . .”

    1. I know. I have liked every American I have ever met. When I spent time in Orlando and Merritt Island, everyone was so friendly and made me feel so welcome. Politicians are a breed of their own. I can never figure them out. β€πŸ“š

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  1. Sandy, as an American I love these, it’s just sad that far too many Americans do not understand the cause of the ignorance or the problems. And yes, as soon as I saw the cap gun I smelled it too! How does that happen!?

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  2. I can smell that cap gun, Sandy, although I didn’t use a gun, I used the roll of caps and a stone. We weren’t allowed to play with guns, even toy ones. How I wish we had paper bags today. Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ˜‚πŸŒžπŸ§‘

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    1. Our supermarkets have paper grocery bags, Carla, but we have to buy them. One of my grandfathers wouldn’t even let us point a finger at one another and say ‘bang’. But he fought in WW1, so I guess that is understandable. ❀

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      1. Yes, that was probably it. We have to buy bags, but they are plastic. I remember all the ways we used to use paper bags after we got them back from the grocery store. 😊

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      2. We can’t buy plastic bags over here any more at the grocery store. Mind you, the meat still comes prepackaged on plastic trays and covered in yards of clingfilm πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Soft drinks still come in plastic bottles instead of glass that you used to be able to get refunds on. . .

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      3. I have been using cloth bags for quite awhile now, but occasionally need to buy one if I didn’t bring enough with me. There is so much we could do to reduce packaging, but it doesn’t seem to be happening too quickly. Other countries are so much further ahead than Canada and the US.

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  3. Even being American I can chuckle at my own country, of course some days you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. This country is very selfish though no matter who is president and that’s what it comes down to. Funny though it’s illegal to drive without your seatbelt on here when not using one would only harm yourself if you were in an accident but vaccines are a choice and people are dying from being exposed to Covid.

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    1. There’s just no such thing as common sense anywhere in the world, Carrie. One of the Tauranga Port workers was on TV during the week urging the port workers to strike because the Ports Authority were saying ‘no jab, no job.’ It’s apparently a loss of his personal freedom. I wondered how important that would be if he contracted Covid and took it home and infected his family.

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      1. We have exactly the same going on here too. With almost 5 million deaths world wide right now it seems that anyone that has gotten it so far is pretty much a serial killer at this point. The odds are if you had it then it was passed on to at least one other and that one passed it on and so on until someone somewhere was hit hard with it. How can people not see that? Sure, more people are fine than the ones that die but I don’t want to think that I might have breathed the wrong way and someone paid for it.

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    2. It worries me that many of us have lost the ability to laugh at ourselves. Being a Kiwi in Australia for many years, I got used to being the butt of jokes. It’s almost a national sport for Australia and New Zealand to poke fun at one another. Some of the jokes were very clever indeed. My friend Grumps, who supplies me with most of my funnies material, sent me a brilliant Aussie video starring a Jacinda Adern puppet. I laughed so much I nearly wet myself. Is it my imagination, or are people getting quicker to take offense at nearly everything?

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      1. It is definitely not your imagination! Trust me, here in America you read about people upset and wanting this or that banned almost everyday. Old Christmas classics are offensive, Disney rides are offensive, on and on and on. I’m old, I grew up with the mentality of if you don’t like it then move onto something else not today’s attitude of if you don’t like it take it away from everyone who does.

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    1. My pleasure Shelleyrae. How are you coping with lockdown? Where we live we are in semi-lockdown. We can travel within our regions. Bars and restaurants and hairdressers (thank god! I have a skunk stripe a mile wide) have reopened. Staff must wear masks. Everyone must wear masks when out of their homes unless actually eating or drinking. Tables must be 2 metres apart, and seats at the tables one meter apart. Auckland is still in full lockdown. Welcome to the new normal. β€πŸ“š

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      1. It’s the same rules for me here as you, as of Saturday when stay at home orders were lifted for my region after 3 weeks. To be honest it doesn’t really make much of a difference to me either way. Greater Sydney is still in full lockdown though

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