This is the worst frigking weekend of my life!


johnny wong
June 28, 2003, 05:02 PM
Just had to put brand new tires on my car Friday. Cost me a gripp. Saturday, my radiator broke, Now I still cant drive that POS! gotta wait for next paycheck to fix the radiator. Out of transpotation for another 2 weeks, Its freaking 95 deg outside. My life sssssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkkkkks BIG!!
Ran out of ammo also.No more shooting FOREVER!
May have to sell my GUNZ!

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June 28, 2003, 05:04 PM
Dude, that DOES suck. :(

You could order some ammo online though! I bet they could ship it to you in a couple of days.


June 28, 2003, 05:09 PM
try "bars leaks" if you can find it

BUT DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT put the whole jar in, put about 1/4 of the jar and see if it stops, if it doesnt after a couple hours of running, try 1/4 jar more but after that no more

the stuff will clog up your engine and ruin it for good if youre not REAL careful

use the above procedure with ANY radiator stop product

ive heard oatmeal works too

good luck

sorry, can't help you with the ammo problem though...


June 28, 2003, 05:11 PM
At least you have your health...;)

June 28, 2003, 05:19 PM
johnny, get a grip, take a deep breath. you must be a youngen, to take that bleak an outlook on life. :D

It all works out in the end, my friend.

June 28, 2003, 05:29 PM
Well, I haven't worked in three years, I'm thirty-five, live with my parents, have no friends or social life, can't afford to move and can't find work because I have "no experience" -- and no one wants to give me a chance to get it. I think I win on this "My life sucks" contest....

June 28, 2003, 05:54 PM
Black pepper works on radiators. Trust me.

Maybe you should join the reserves Mastrogiacomo.. I think they'll take you till 38.

Mike Irwin
June 28, 2003, 05:55 PM
Been there, done that, got the hammer marks on the skull to prove it.

Trust me, it does get better.

It just takes time.

June 28, 2003, 06:24 PM
Hang in there man, things will get better.

Brad Johnson
June 28, 2003, 06:48 PM
It IS as bad as it seems and they ARE out to get you. :uhoh:


June 28, 2003, 07:04 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait till next time. Your next bad experience will make this one seem like a piece of cake. Life is fun ain't it?

June 28, 2003, 07:13 PM
Can't recommend anything to help with the radiator or the $$$.

I can recommend a fix for your mental transmission.
Put on the tennis shoes and some shorts and grab a water bottle and start walking. Some times 30 minutes will do wonders.
Sometimes 3 hours is about right.

When you get home and sit down you will be surprised how easy it is to focus on some fixs rather than on what's temporarily busted with your car or your life.
Cheapest medication going.

June 28, 2003, 07:25 PM
I'm not the overly religious type, but I always try to remember that God never gives you more than you can handle.

June 28, 2003, 07:45 PM
Johnny it doesn't matter what the heck ever happens to you, no matter how bad you think it is, somebody, somewhere, is wishing they had it as good as you. Believe me.

June 28, 2003, 07:52 PM
You're a woman after my own heart. I'll see ya on the domestic situation and raise you on the SO one-she thinks I'm nuts, she may be right, and she's 600 miles away! (sigh) Yeah, Johnny, sorry , but just wait till you get some real grownup problems. I'm always in favor of the engineering solution myself, even for social problems:) , but it doesn't always work for them. Solve the technical problem with a technical solution; I think Selfdfenz has the right idea for the wetware!;)

Edit: Oh, forgot to say, "Do as I say, not as I do!":D :D

June 28, 2003, 07:54 PM
"I'm not the overly religious type, but I always try to remember that God never gives you more than you can handle." What makes me feel a little better is a line from "Lethal Weapon" that someone reminded me of recently. The scene between Danny Glover and Gibson's character where Glover complains "God must hate me," to which Gibson replies "Hate him back!" :D

June 28, 2003, 07:55 PM
Look on the bright side. When you're down & out stuck at the bottom, the only way to go from here is UP!!

cool9, that is such a funny sig. I LMAO when I read it.:D

June 28, 2003, 07:56 PM
A co-worker reminded me of a saying just last night when I was on a rant about something. "I was sad I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet." At least you got feet.

El Tejon
June 28, 2003, 08:02 PM
Feh, driving is overrated. According to THR's Tamara nothing but a bunch of latte-sipping, cell phone jabbering, SUV-piloting nimrods like El Tejon out there anywho.

Stay home, do some dry work. Later, call her and have her bring over Chinese and a DVD.;)

June 28, 2003, 08:06 PM
Was it Jeff Cooper who said, "You fight with your mind; a gun is just a tool."

Standing Wolf
June 28, 2003, 08:37 PM
Sounds like a good time for a part-time job: no fun giving up the time, but the money can prove useful.

June 28, 2003, 08:49 PM
An understatement, yes? I could use a full and part-time job. Maybe move out before my parents die or I do....:uhoh: An employer asked me once, "What did your parents want you to be when you grew up." I answered, "Gainfully employed and married...."

Mike Irwin
June 28, 2003, 10:32 PM
"I was sad I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet."

Yep, faced that myself.

So I said to hell with it and stole his bicycle.


June 29, 2003, 12:06 AM
Hey Johnny, cars break, fact of life.

Don't break your heart by selling your guns.

Get a grip and relax.

4v50 Gary
June 29, 2003, 12:57 PM
Others wish they had your problems. Pushing a shopping cart and smelling like dead fish isn't exactly life in paradise. Having worked (professionally) with folks who do this has really lowered my standards for decency (so long as you work or are trying to work, you're OK in my book. Note: exceptions granted for retirees and full time students).

June 29, 2003, 03:50 PM
As long as we're talking about the "good ole times", let me tell you about my long hot summer of '76. The place I worked shut down to rebuild. I was supposed to draw unemployment till they re-opened. I signed up for it, but still looked for another temporary job. Unfortunately- There were NO jobs PERIOD in the area. I applied at gas stations, Denny's etc. Some moron with the unemployemt Bureau screwed up my paperwork and i didn't find that out till after my first check was two days late. They told me not to worry, it would come in a week or so. At that time I was eating free garden produce that was being given to me by a neighbor (yum -Eggplant and water twice a day). I ran into a former high school classmate (and former neighbor) about that time and he offered to buy my car. I decided to sell as a short term solution to fix the hunger situation - figured I'd buy another junker when the unemployment checks arrived. Gave him the car and accepted a personel check (I know...never again). When I went to cash the personal check at my bank I was surrounded by security. Seems that my ol pal had already bounced about 10K in checks and they thought I was him. Got a ride home (moblie home that is) and sat through most of July without A/C, without a car, and with very little food. I finally got a few temp jobs ( like unoading Sears cataloges -from a semi), grounds keeper, etc.,that I walked or hitched to. I also received one or two unemployment checks finally. My old friend eventually returned my car -about three weeks later. He doesn't like me much anymore - for reasons I won't go in to here. Anyway...I survived, and learned some valuable lessons about appreciating what you've got and what not. You'll survive and be better off for the experience. Ther's far too many people in the world who were born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

Hk Paul
June 29, 2003, 04:37 PM
A very wise post, Atticus

June 29, 2003, 05:21 PM
Don't sell your guns. You may be sucking hind tit now, but you will be suprised how much better off you could be in a year. Just keep on working and living.

June 29, 2003, 05:33 PM
Johnny, the trials of being young and out of money are indeed hard, but not as hard as being old and without money. ;)

Chances are that you still have hair, your stomach doesn't look like it's being suspended by two strips of cheap elastic from your armpits, and you can no doubt pee in less than a minute. That's nothing to take for granted.

Don't sell your guns. Find a way to legally make some cash to buy a new radiator.

And don't get me started on hard-times stories from when I was young (ever go months without meat, then ruin your only meat-filled meal?).

June 29, 2003, 05:45 PM

If those two things that happened are the worst things that every happened to you then you should count yourself pretty damn lucky. Cars break down. I think you are slightly overreacting to a normal occurance.

June 29, 2003, 10:48 PM
... until your telomeres get short. Or one of your cells declares independence and lengthens its own telomeres.

Of course if your brakes go like your radiator, then you might develop a real problem. Do what all my rich friends did: inherit some money and get a better car. Or do what all my middle-class Chinese friends did: study like hell 20 hours a day and get a job in research (then you won't have time to drive).

(In 1987 or thereabouts I drove an American Motors Hornet that I had purchased for $100. It never started without a fight, and the springs poked through the seats... I put up with that thing for 10,000 miles. But back then they hadn't invented the Geo Prizm.)

June 30, 2003, 12:58 PM
Johny trust me your life is pretty good. I'm 19 trying to get a highschool diploma(had to drop out because of Lyme Disease) don't have a driver's liscence yet, have been under treatment for 3 years with 3 different IVs, and have been turned down by disability 3 times so far. I'm living off my parents untill my lawyer or the feds get off their fat butts and put some time in their jobs. No matter how down you get it can ALWAYS get worse.


June 30, 2003, 01:10 PM
Life is an interesting thing. You go up and down. People wander in and out of your life at different times for different reasons. We laugh and cry. Cars, guns, and other material things come and go, money flows freely like the sands of time. Every day we wake up with everything attached and working is a gift from God.

I keep a mushroomed JHP slug on my desk at work to remind me where I could very well be today. It certainly puts EVERYTHING into perspective.

June 30, 2003, 01:27 PM
Sorry to say, but you need an attitude adjustment my man. Bum radiator and you're crying that you'll never go shooting again?

Life is gonna be tough unless you cowboy up something serious.

- Gabe

PS: 'Guns' ends in an 's'.

June 30, 2003, 03:37 PM
Ah you'll make it through. I can now look back on my hard times with a wistful grin because it made me tougher. You will probably get the same effect years down the road. My troubles kicked in with a head gasket on a 81 datsun. Because of that, I was out of transpo for a whole semester, 8 miles from school, in Humboldt County, in the WINTER (it rains every day from Dec thru March). I was also jobless at the time. First day of summer rolls around and now I can go find a job to finally fix that datsun, right? Nope, broke my thumb that day playing basketball. I could have got my old job back frying chicken in a Chevron, but nooo....I just had to go play basketball instead.

Fastforward to 6 years later and its all just fond memories of what you can endure if you gotta. I just never want to ride a bicycle...ever...again.

June 30, 2003, 03:42 PM
"To fail is to be human, to forgive is to be divine, neither of which is Marine Corps policy."


Don't ever give up. EVER!!

Grab life by the short and curlys and get on with it.

June 30, 2003, 04:03 PM
As "someone" once said "I feel your pain" as a oldtimer on a fixed income if
one thing breaks look out for the second because it won't be far behind.

Sad fact is very few things you buy today is any good(yes I know somethings
have improved).

My advice is simplify wherever and whatever you can. In truth I feel we would
all be much better off doing such. Well except my computer.:D

June 30, 2003, 09:46 PM
i can say i know what youre going through.wifes laid off-dunno how much longer ill even have my job(people are getting the adios slip everyday)-thinking about selling my meager collection to a ffl holder across town just for money to pay bills...he doesnt even have the money to buy any of them...its bad timing for him too. sometimes you get thrown a curve ball that knocks you face down in the dirt.pick yourself up and take a break.sit down and take a look at ways you can improve the situation.some things to do without and somethings that are a need.i saw that lethal weapon movie too.seems that the title song was "cheer down".brush it off,never give up.

June 30, 2003, 11:13 PM
Johnny, one last comment and then I won't bug you anymore.

I've thought long and hard the last few years about my priorities, both those I can change and those I cannot.

If God were to give me the choice between my life now (middle class, a couple of decent cars, some fun toys, and the other creature comforts) and what I had thirty years ago (no money, tiny apartment, one beater car, a drop-dead gorgeous wife, stamina, and passion), I would not hesitate for one second to choose the latter. Not for one blasted second.

Do not waste this time in your life kvetching about money problems. That goes with the territory. Instead, drink in every last minute. Take advantage of those precious gifts that will, in what seems like a matter of minutes, be gone. Life goes by quickly, and the pace somehow accelerates.

Those TV hucksters advertising "fountain of youth" products know their audience. What they cannot deliver is what most Old Farts would buy in a heartbeat if the advertising claims were true.

July 1, 2003, 06:41 AM
My dad makes radiators, what make and model do you need??

Second, be happy, you woke up today, and you were still Pro RKBA! You could have woken up, found yourself living in Washington DC, found out you were related to both Diane Feinstein and Rosie, found out that Hillary decided to move next door to you, and Sara Brady started preaching door to door, and has picked your door to be first..

July 1, 2003, 06:54 AM
Second, be happy, you woke up today, and you were still Pro RKBA! You could have woken up, found yourself living in Washington DC, found out you were related to both Diane Feinstein and Rosie, found out that Hillary decided to move next door to you, and Sara Brady started preaching door to door, and has picked your door to be first..

I'd buy a maple chopstick.:evil:

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