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blackout in my neighborhood

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by the Qintar, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. the Qintar

    the Qintar

    Jul 24, 2000
    there was a blackout in my neighborhood this past friday night, and i tell you this, when the lights went out, i went on!

    the first thing i did was go into my basement and turn on the gas power generator, i then turned on the radio to see if wed been attacked?

    after that, i got 7 gallons of spring water from my storage supply, put them on a pole, and hit the streets. i first went to all of the geezers houses to make sure they all had food and water and were ok, i then went to all the rest of the houses on the block, i was greeted with a smile by most, and a "thank you", by all.

    by nightfall i had made "security sweeps" through everyones yards, one guy approached me and said "you got some big balls runnin around in the pitch dark like that, do you want a baseball bat?" i then stepped into the light cast by his flashlight and presented my fists...i then asked "what do you think princess?" he stood there in awe and i could see the goosebumps rise on his thighs.

    the lights finally came back on and all was well thanks to my response. ive already received nearly 20 letters from people on my block saying "thanks for being there when we needed you". incredible.
    tastybasslines likes this.
  2. awesome work qintar. good to see your neighbours appreciate ya!
  3. A post from the Qintar that doesn't have to do with poop?
  4. Mankind


    Oct 20, 2003
    where do you live? Being attacked on a blackout....

    That aside good to see your a samaritan seeing everyone's ok and such. Good community spirit.
  5. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Revised ending of story:

    "...and then 20 minutes after they went out the lights came back on."

    brad cook
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    the Quintar = pwnage of all.
  7. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    You get a slow clap from me and an unimpressed look. If i continued talking i'd get political, so i guess i'd better keep quiet.
  8. I don't know what's going on, but yea... what Toasted said.
  9. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
  10. It's nice to see that you're helping your neighbours.

    Thanks for letting us all know how much of a hero you are.

  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    talkbass members head's
  12. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Is this some sort of Video Game joke?

    /spidey sense, tingling.
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    What...I thought we were all making fun of the original poster's attempt at humour....did I miss something else?
  14. ...

    Stunned. I mean....Huh?

    I probably helped out more people's day by doing a good job at work. I guess I don't go on TB and state how I helped out the people I respect at work.

    If it's a joke, then where's the damn monkeys? Nothing's funnier than monkeys.

    Just ask munjibunga.

    edit: forgot the k in ask.
  15. Oh yeah? How about monkeys about to fling poo![​IMG]
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    What I want to know is...did you do it out of genuine concern for your fellowman, or did you do it because you knew you'd get all kinds of attention and people praising you for your "heroic" actions?

  17. No such thing as altruism, I'm afraid. Scientific fact.

  18. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Was he supposed to leave out the fact that they thanked him?

    Hell if I know his intentions, but Ill assume the best.

    Way to go man. Good to see you helped out people in need.

    It does seem odd that youd make such a big deal out of it, but thats probably because Im used to the power going out frquently from storms.
  19. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Step 1: Click on the username "the Qintar"

    Step 2: Move the mouse down to "Find more posts by the Qintar" and click it

    Step 3: Review all posts made by the Qintar this year.

    Step 4: Review your posts in this thread in light of new information.

  20. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Dont tell me you have a problem with some scat every now and then.