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Re^2: I mostly sleep...

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Sep 19, 2006 at 17:52 UTC ( #573780=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: I mostly sleep...
in thread I mostly sleep...

As any parent can tell you, the person who came up with the line "he|she sleeps like a baby" to mean "deeply and quietly asleep for long periods" didn't have children.

Nor did the marketdroid who came up with "0 - 3 month" sizes for babies. Everybody I know with full-term babies could no more put the "0-3 month" size clothes on their newborn than one can put a hawser through the eye of a needle.

emc

At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

—Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.


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Re^3: I mostly sleep...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:10 UTC
    There is much in what you say, but I think this world is designed by scrawny rice-cake-chompin' people with ethnic backgrounds that are associated with shortness and smallness. I am 6'2" and descended from German farmers, and they do NOT build this world for people my size. Heck, I have trouble getting in and out of Japanese mid-size cars!

    I can only imagine what people who are REALLY big and tall, like NBA and NFL players, have to deal with: cars, clothes, etc etc etc. It's just the man keeping us down, I s'pose.

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

      Hey, I'm 5 ft 8 in tall. Other than coach class seat in airlines (which were designed by sadists who always fly first class -- all airline executives should be required, by law, to fly long distances in the narrowest seats with the least pitch of any aircraft operated by their airline), I'm usually not cramped (except when there are 400 pounders in the adjacent seat on Metro North. Or people who don't stand close enough to the soap when they bathe. Frequently, these are the same people).

      In any case, I've never run across a parent who had a full term baby who fit the '0-3 month size', including my sister, whose kids tended to bounce along at the bottom of the growth charts.

      emc

      At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

      —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.

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