Reasons for not being able to play bass when you want to...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Anthony Barrett, Dec 23, 2012.


  1. Anthony Barrett

    Anthony Barrett

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    My missus thought it would be a good idea to put my 5 year old daughter's elf on the shelf on my bass. Now I can't move the flippin elf as my daughter will be devastated because, in her words, he'll "lose his powers if I touch him".



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  2. bassbenj

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    Obviously she's right, just like you will lose your bass powers if you don't touch a bass for a time...

    :bag:
  3. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    ... Hey, honey...I just saw the elf jump over to the tree! All by himself!
  4. Anthony Barrett

    Anthony Barrett

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    ^^ True Bro. I've got 30 minutes and counting!
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Babysitting my 6 week old daughter as I opted NOT to do the Christmas grocery shop and get last minute gifts for my boys.

    Hard to pick up a bass when entertaining a baby!
  7. cableguy

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    Tell her he'll get more powers if he sits on your amp......
  8. Anthony Barrett

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    Tried and failed. Thanks for the suggestion though!
  9. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    Perfect reason to have more than one bass!
  10. Reaper Man

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    yup, I've got 3 boys, they each could have their own elf and I have a bass to spare:p
  11. MD

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    Well. since your missus got you into this mess, maybe she should step up and keep your daughter busy so you can get some play time. Seems only fair.
  12. JimmyM

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    I agree with your daughter. The wife, however, would be getting The Look (TM).
  13. Floyd Eye

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    It's like ripping off a band aid. Remove elf immediately. Wife and child will get over it.
  14. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    I'm down with the Elf on the Shelf in our household. According to the book, it shows up in a different spot each morning.

    So tomorrow, the elf shows up on the missus' purse. Two can play this game...
  15. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Reason #151 why I don't leave basses out on stands....
  16. lyla1953

    lyla1953 Supporting Member

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    ABSOLUTELY
  17. Anthony Barrett

    Anthony Barrett

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    I like the cut of your jib, Sir!
  18. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    My twins have really strained my practice time. If I plug in they go nuts! It's fun and disturbing all in one.
    I can practice unplugged but after 12 hour workdays I seldom have the energy
  19. Anthony Barrett

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    That's funny (the kids bit I mean). If I practice when SpongeBob is on, I'm mincemeat. It goes nuclear!
  20. Kryptos

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    Clearly the Barrett ladies are subtly indicating you should buy another bass of your choosing.

    "lose his powers if I touch him" is girl speak for "Daddy please go and buy a new bass"
  21. Anthony Barrett

    Anthony Barrett

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    I must say, I really like you.

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