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Eric Mass

The Past Is Haunting Me

Posted on 2013.09.05 at 00:00

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CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2013-09-06 01:09 (UTC) (Link)
"Another thing I haven't carried since 1999 is cash." This sentence for instance is very poetic.
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-09-06 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
"Very" denotes in a high degree; extremely or exceedingly. While poetic license is used to some degree in many of my posts, this would not be a good example of one which was "very" poetic.

I have carried decreasing amounts of cash since I left the Air Force and have since stopped carrying cash altogether, excepting when I fly. The statement is wholly true with a minor differentiation in the timeframe; it may have been closer to ~2002.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2013-09-06 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps "very" was a little harsh. So I'll replace it with slightly. However, I do know of at least two instances where I witnessed you using cash since 2002 and we were no where near an airport.

P.S. I've you are going to get your passport you'll need to bring your checkbook because they don't take debit or cash.

Edited at 2013-09-06 11:57 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-09-07 14:31 (UTC) (Link)
For the record, I was on my walk this morning when I came across a garage sale in my neighborhood. Finding a brand new pair of women's Merrill for $3 (MSPR $75 - I should know, I have a pair) I finished my walk, got into my car, drove to the bank, withdrew $20 from the ATM and bought the shoes. I currently have $17 in my wallet. Once that is gone (and it could be weeks, months, or at the end of the day today), I won't have any cash in my wallet until I travel, or the next occurrence similar to this one.

Prior to this, I hadn't had any cash in my wallet for about 60-days, excepting the $20 I pulled out for school-branded gym shirts. They were $5 each and I had GBZ get two. The remaining $10 stayed in place until approximately 3-weeks later when I gave it to catttitude for some supplies for my daughter.

People used to tell me I was too literal. I will now laugh uproariously and tell them about you. When the tears have dried I will explain the nuances between what some may consider "poetic license" and our own interpretations of "literal statements."

For example, if someone told me they hadn't carried cash since 1999 I might assume they meant regularly as opposed to say, never, or assuming they almost meant there were no mitigating circumstances which would temporarily change their norm. But that's just me.

I will endeavor to keep this link updated with my cash-carrying exploits as they transpire!
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