What does it mean?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    So we were on the way over to Grandma's house to drop off my 7-year-old daughter so we could go to my step-sister's step-daughter's wedding. She's sitting back there in the back seat and all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, asks, "Dad, is this built on a truck chassis?", referring to my Land Cruiser. I managed to avoid laughing at her. I think she has it confused with my old Sequoia, which is built on a Tundra chassis. She did pronounce "chassis" correctly, so she's not too messed up.
  2. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I don't think you have anything to worry about until she puts up a bikini calendar in her garage.
  3. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    I'd say you have one smart kid, but I'm sure you know that already. Probably picked up on the news about the handling characteristics of SUVs. I'm 46 and I don't know if it is a truck or car chassis on a Land Cruiser. I'm guessing truck, but I honestly don't know.
  4. Your Daughter's more of a man than I am, I don't even know what a chassis is.
  5. Knavery


    Feb 24, 2004
    Westminster, CO
    Too funny. I would have been laughing my ass off. It sounds like you kid is pretty smart. However, there's going to be a lot of guys that dig that as she gets older, so watch out. ;)
  6. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    It's not worth all the worrying we as men do about our female offspring.

    Not like it's going to make a difference to a rebelious teenager, anyway. Remember your parents?

    I say, albeit in a totally uneducated way because I have yet to have a kid, that the best way to parent would be to be so incredibly subtle it's almost sickening.

    I know the vice-like control my mother had on me as a young lad was laid, in part, by groundwork from my early years as a little rascal.

    The more you control em, the more they rebel.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, the Land Cruiser is built on a truck-like chassis, but it's not used in any other truck. I asked her tonight why she had asked me that, and she said she was just thinking that it sits a lot higher than a car, so she wondered if it was on a truck chassis.

    Here's a joke she told me tonight.

    This woman had a sick duck that was not looking so good, so she decided to take it to the veterinarian. When she got there, she laid the duck down on the table and it wasn't moving much. The vet took a look and said, "Ma'am, it looks like your duck is dead." She said, "No, I don't think so, I think he's just sleeping. Don't you have any tests you can do to see if it can be saved?" So the vet went over to a room and let out a Labrador retriever, who comes over to the table, puts his paws up, leans over and sniffs the duck from head to foot. The dog slowly backed away, shaking his head, then went back into the other room.

    The vet said, "Yes ma'am, I'm sorry, but your duck really is dead." To which she replied, "Well, maybe he's just in a coma. Can't you do something to see if there's any chance he's alive?" So the vet thought for a moment, and went back into the other room and let out a Persian cat. The cat ran over, jumped up on the table, and slowly walked along one side of the duck, looking and smelling, then slowly walked down the other side, doing the same. At the end, the cat looked up and slowly shook his head. Again, the vet reaffirmed that the duck was indeed dead.

    Finally the woman accepted the fact that her duck was dead, and asked the vet how much she owed him. The vet replied $186. "A hundred and eighty-six dollars?" she screamed. "All you did was have that dog and cat look at him! What could possibly cost $186?" The vet says, "Well, jeez, ma'am, I didn't even charge you for my services, but I do have to cover the costs of the lab test and cat scan."

    Anyway, she told me that whole danged joke after hearing it one time from her godfather. She's sharp enough for me.
  8. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Sounds like she's a "chip off the old block" she better be careful, wouldn't want her kicked out of second grade for excessive sarcasm! :D

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  10. An example of the apple not falling far from the tree.

  11. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    It means you better dig deep for private school tuition. Or a great tutor. Chances are she does not learn like other children and the public school system will fail her.
  12. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    Probably that she's seen one too many SUV commercials on TV. And yes, your LC is built on a truck chassis as opposed to a unibody design.
  13. I was thinkin that too, yet i still think yer kid is real sharp. My 11 year old does that too, for the longest time. I love it, and smirk incessantly at what comes out of her mouth.

    As for the public school thing, I've had unending work at getting her to "fit" with the curriculum they subscribe to. It sucks. She's bright as heck, but if the teaching manner doesn't fit.... ugh.
  14. Phht, look at all the happy people, with their smart little girls...

    Some of the things my sister (11) has said in the last few days.

    (While driving past a wind-farm) "Why do they have those? Isn't there enough wind up here or something?"

    "The Cabinet minister? They have a minister for cabinets?! They're stupid!"
  15. Ifrit84

    Ifrit84 Inactive

    Aug 27, 2004
    London, England
    I think it all means I should put my 15'' on top for better mids.

    Thats what I got out of it.