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Topic: Coffee Mooches (62 msgs / 2124 lines)
1) From: Vince Doss
Some background:
I work in a school and my office is a communications closet (network
closet) in the library. The school has the typical Bunn commercial
coffee service in the lounge which cooks all day.
 I have setup a Capresso MT 500 and my Rocky Rancilio and installed an
inline water filter in the library admin office and have 4 colleagues
that participate in our little coffee pot. We each purchase a pound
that I roast and drink until it is gone and restock, I provide a
variety of beans for exposure to different coffees. We average about
4lbs/month.
My issue is the mooches that come through and think it is ok to drink
the coffee w/o paying or even offering to. I was going to put up a
sign that explains the situation and that if you would like to
participate, it is (generally) 12.00 a month.
I dont want to deal with .25,.50, or whatever a cup should cost. I
dont want to run a coffee service, just make a pot and have a cup when
I want it throughout the day.
I wanted to ask you folks for help on some suggested verbage for a
sign that is tactful.
Thanks
Vince
-- 
At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much
what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

2) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Hi Vince,
At present I do a pour over brew for myself and 2 other employees. We have
been ordering 15 to 20 lbs. every 3 months to keep our stash going. Prior to
the set up we now use, I was brewing 18oz. every couple of hours and would
'share' a cup of coffee with different people arounf the office. After 10 or
15 lbs of my paying for the whole thing, I sent an e-mail to everyone who
had shared the coffee and advised them that I was going to provide coffee
only to those who wished to participate in an office "coffee club". The
e-mail stated that anyone wishing to participate would share the expense by
buying a 5lb. bag of the coffee of their choice every 3 months and would be
provided with at least 2 cups of fresh roasted coffee everyday. (I do have
other duties so can't spend all day brewing coffee).
For the first 6 months there was only myself and one other guy. Funny how
peoples tastes run to the Vietnamese coffee when cost is involved. I would
still share a cup with the others every now and again just to keep them
aware of fresh roasted flavor.
After 18 months we have only had one new convert. I presently provide 3 cups
a day to the three of us and we normally order 15lbs every 3 months. I also
order 5 to 10 lbs for myself for use at home and trailer, and have told the
others that any time they want extra for themselves I would roast it for
tehm, up to two pounds...If they want more I told them they will need to
order a roaster also...
Your plan of having the drinkers order or pay for the beans in advance is
probably your best bet. but as long as there is free Floggers and Maxwell
Douse the moochers will not buy into fresh roast.
On 1/2/07, Vince Doss  wrote:
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3) From: Eddie Dove
We, personally finance this coffee operation.
If you wish to indulge in this libation,
it will require your monetary donation.
Please, don't cause a confrontation.
$12.00 / Month
On 1/2/07, Vince Doss  wrote:
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4) From: Dan Bollinger
I like what Terry did, send an email to everyone. As communications experts this 
should be an easy task. Heck, you could send a network message that would open 
as a window on everyone's screen when they logged in.
Just spell out our program, what you want, don't want. The advantage being that 
everyone will know, so mooches will get razzed, not by your group, but by 
everyone else.
D
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5) From: Dan Bollinger
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The mind does not hear, can not process, the negative. I word my signs =
in positive messages by asking for what I want.  The first three lines =
are good. The last line is problematic for two reasons. It insults =
people who would not make an issue over a cup of coffee. Second, for the =
reason stated above, the mind hears it as "Please, cause a =
confrontation."  I'd just leave that last line off. Besides, people who =
like drama are MORE likely to cause drama when told not to.  Dan

6) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/2/07, Vince Doss  wrote:
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Two words for you on this situation....
NISSAN THERMOS
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

7) From: Eddie Dove
Dan,
The last line was "tongue-in-cheek", but now that I know it reads as
"Please, cause I confrontation", I may well have to put that sign up
somewhere!  Confrontation ... its another hobby of mine ... ;-)
Eddie
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8) From: Dan Bollinger
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Truth in humor!

9) From: Scott Marquardt
I suspect that's why a lot of such signs end up with a final line that
recognizes your point, IMO: "Thank you!"
Humor can also help. Have two stacks of cups for people to use, under labels
"for paid members" and "for mooches". Have the bottoms knocked out of the
cups for the mooches.
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10) From: Brett Mason
Here's my entry - do tell me if I win...
Despise the Sloth
 Who covet's his neighbor's brew
  Who participateth not in the provision
   Nor in the generation of the brew
    Who would ask a cup or snake a sip
     And careth not for the preservation
      of such benevolent service...
This cup costs $12 a month - so join us and share in this cup.
Brett
On 1/2/07, Vince Doss  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

11) From: Bob
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Nah, just perforate the cup below the sip line, let them dribble a bit.
Maybe put up a notice 
"This is a pre-paid coffee group.
New members always welcome.
Please ask for a free sample"
include a signup sheet.
Bob

12) From:
I think Eddie is right on with this...
ginny
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13) From: Brett Mason
OK, slight revisions...
Despise the Sloth
Who covets his neighbor's brew
  Who participates not in the provision
   Nor in the creation of such nectar
    Who would beg a cup or snake a sip
     Yet cares not for the preservation
      of such benevolent service...
This cup costs $12 a month - so join us and share in this cup.
On 1/2/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From:
Brett:
Very good. We like this too.
g
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15) From: hermit
After over 25 years of belonging to and running office coffee clubs, I 
have yet to find a club that runs smoothly.  I don't know if it has been 
your experience, but the folks that mooch or are members and do not pay, 
are the ones that can well afford to do so.  That's what always amazed me 
- those making the big bucks are the moochers and non-payers.
Hate to be the devil's advocate here, but I think the moochers go with the 
territory of running a coffee club.  Trying to enforce the *rules* often 
times leads to hurt feelings and resentment.  It has been my experience 
that signs just do not work; private conversation seems to be a better 
course.
Regards,
Rich
On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Vince Doss wrote:
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16) From: Eddie Dove
This wins!  Print it!  Post it!
Eddie
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17) From: Tom Ulmer
Public coffee service located in the lounge. 
This private service is sponsored by a budget-minded few.
On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Vince Doss wrote:
 Some background:
 I work in a school and my office is a communications closet (network
 closet) in the library. The school has the typical Bunn commercial
 coffee service in the lounge which cooks all day.
 I have setup a Capresso MT 500 and my Rocky Rancilio and installed an
 inline water filter in the library admin office and have 4 colleagues
 that participate in our little coffee pot. We each purchase a pound
 that I roast and drink until it is gone and restock, I provide a
 variety of beans for exposure to different coffees. We average about
 4lbs/month.
 My issue is the mooches that come through and think it is ok to drink
 the coffee w/o paying or even offering to. I was going to put up a
 sign that explains the situation and that if you would like to
 participate, it is (generally) 12.00 a month.
 I dont want to deal with .25,.50, or whatever a cup should cost. I
 dont want to run a coffee service, just make a pot and have a cup when
 I want it throughout the day.
 I wanted to ask you folks for help on some suggested verbage for a
 sign that is tactful.
 Thanks
 Vince
 -- 
 At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much
 what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
 Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

18) From: Sandy Andina
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Post each line on a separate sheet, one in front of the other:
It cost us much to buy these beans.
To roast them took our precious
time.
So drink this coffee of your dreams--
Just do it, please, on your own dime.
The fates will rain down rotten luck
On those who don't kick in twelve bucks.
Burma Shave.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Post each =
line on a separate sheet, one in front of the other:
It cost us much to buy these beans. 
To roast them took our precioustime. 
So drink this = coffee of your dreams-- 
Just do it, = please, on your own dime. 
The fates = will rain down rotten luck 
On those who = don't kick in twelve bucks. Burma Shave. = Sandywww.sass-music.com
= = --Apple-Mail-79-495533360--

19) From: Dan Bollinger
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LOL!  I think the last line is understood unless you are young, or not =
up on your coffee regions.  "Where in Burma is the Shave coffee region?" =

20) From: Sandy Andina
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When I was a kid and we strayed from the NYS Thruway to drive Route  
17 up to the Catskills, I always looked forward to seeing the Burma  
Shave signs.
On Jan 2, 2007, at 5:47 PM, Dan Bollinger wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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When I was a kid and we strayed =
from the NYS Thruway to drive Route 17 up to the Catskills, I always =
looked forward to seeing the Burma Shave signs.
On Jan 2, =
2007, at 5:47 PM, Dan Bollinger wrote:
LOL!  I = think the last line is understood unless you are young, or not up on = your coffee regions.  "Where in Burma is the Shave coffee = region?"  

21) From: an iconoclast
On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Love it, Eddie!
Short and to the point. The facts, the request and the consequences.
I love the part about not causing a confrontation.
May I borrow it if the opportunity arises?
Take care,
Ann

22) From: Eddie Dove
Of course!
On 1/2/07, an iconoclast  wrote:
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23) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 2, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Eddie Dove wrote:
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That's much better than my idea: "YO! Pay up!"
Scot "to the point" Murphy
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"You were sick, but now you're well again, and there's work to do."
                           --Kilgore Trout

24) From: george
Ya, it was a hoot the first time I saw them.  Trying to think how old I was, maybe around 10 or 
so.
George    the MadHemi Roaster of CNY
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On 2 Jan 2007 at 17:53, Sandy Andina wrote:
When I was a kid and we strayed from the NYS Thruway to drive Route 17 up to the Catskills, I 
always looked forward to seeing the Burma Shave signs.
On Jan 2, 2007, at 5:47 PM, Dan Bollinger wrote: 
    LOL! I think the last line is understood unless you are young, or not up on your coffee regions. 
    "Where in Burma is the Shave coffee region?"

25) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 2, 2007, at 5:41 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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I vote for this one!
Scot "do I get a vote?" Murphy
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                           --Kilgore Trout

26) From: Lilboybrew
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My favorite so far.
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less
trouble.
-  Mark Twain
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
On 1/2/07 Sandy eloquently stated:
Post each line on a separate sheet, one in front of the other:
It cost us much to buy these beans. 
To roast them took our precious
time. 
So drink this coffee of your dreams-- 
Just do it, please, on your own dime. 
The fates will rain down rotten luck 
On those who don't kick in twelve bucks.
Burma Shave.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com

27) From: )))stereo?!?plegic(((
so, ann, you're asking to mooch his no-mooching sign idea?  teehee...
eddie, i think you should be getting some zigzag blend to cover 
royalties. btw, nice rhymes. ever thought about being a comedy singer? 
you've got some musicians on the list...
an.iconoclast wrote:
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28) From: Eddie Dove
LOL!
On 1/2/07, )))stereo?!?plegic(((  wrote:
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29) From: Vince Doss
I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's suggestions but
I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave idea.
Thanks again,
Vince
On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much
what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

30) From: Kris McN
Ok, I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't get the Burma Shave
thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in on the joke!
Kris
On 1/3/07, Vince Doss  wrote:
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31) From: Steve Sakoman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_shaveOn 1/3/07, Kris McN  wrote:
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32) From: Kris McN
Ooooooh, ok.  Got it!
Frankly, it's nice to be "too young" for something - it doesn't happen so
much these days.
Kris

33) From: Dan Mouer
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MessageI remember them from every trip of my childhood. The old signs =
still exist on some country roads.
Dan M

34) From: MichaelB
Dennis,
So, you think it's funny? It's called ageism but it's even worse than other
isms like racism, sexism, etc. because, because, ... hmmm, I forget why ...
On 1/3/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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MichaelB

35) From: Brett Mason
Dennis, it's just worse, that's all.  We don't have to have a reason.
Hmmm.  Well, OK, thanks for calling.  Was that our son on the line?
Something about a new subscription.  Did you get milk?
I don't miss my mind so much,
Brett
On 1/3/07, MichaelB  wrote:
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36) From: Beth
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I have been wondering how all of you guys have so much time to be posting
all of these emails.....now I know; you're all retired!!  Too bad you are
spread all over the country, otherwise a bunch of you could get together and
open a retirement home with the best coffee around!!  Does SM's give a
senior citizen discount????  LMAO
Beth
(ducking under my desk right now!)  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MichaelB
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:06 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +coffee mooches
Dennis,
So, you think it's funny? It's called ageism but it's even worse than other
isms like racism, sexism, etc. because, because, ... hmmm, I forget why ... 
On 1/3/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote: 
your too YOUNG!!! (so am I for that matter) But I remember my great
grandfather telling me that when he was young aobut all this....LOL 
try to google it and you will understand... 
WAYYYY BACK in the day (back when most of this list was in their 40's it
seemed almost every bilboard and road sign was for Burma Shave (the way to
make your woman happy is the closest shave with Burma Shave...etc) 
Yes I'm making old people jokes!!!!
(awaiting the wrath....)
Dennis
Ok, I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't get the Burma Shave
thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in on the joke! 
Kris
On 1/3/07, Vince Doss  wrote: 
I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's suggestions but
I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave idea. 
Thanks again,
Vince
On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina < sandraandina 
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At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much 
what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias--
MichaelB 

37) From: Barry Luterman
For me it's OK. Everyday I meet new people and I get to hide my own Easter 
eggs.

38) From: Eddie Dove
I was gonna type a response ...
On 1/3/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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39) From: Eddie Dove
I am not retarded!
and I still work ... a lot ... like right now ...
Eddie
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40) From: Vince Doss
Regarding "all of these emails", I have turned to digest once for a
couple months and was bummed out when I came back and didnt have the
threads to review (easily) if I wanted to. I just have the list
filtered and pop in and out when I have time. My hobbies ebb and flow
an I always come back and see what a warm giving community of folks
are here. Isnt the internet great! =)
I too had to google Burma Shave and I am the OP (original
Poster)....The signs remind me of the old barns scattered over the
land with Chewing Tobacco adds on them. My wife and I are amateur
photogs and I would just love to find a real Burma Shave sign in the
wild so to speak.
Vince
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At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much
what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

41) From: Brett Mason
I'm at work, working....  if only I could remember what I am supposed
to be doing....
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

42) From:
Eddie:
Nice blog. Thanks for adding it to you note on the list.
What are you working on today? Motorcycle, auto, I can ship my CJ7 for some=
 work...
"What a ride."
ginny
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43) From:
Beth:
All, well most, are at work either in some brick building or at home but the need to play the coffee game is too exciting and all MUST check out the coffee lists all day.
ginny
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44) From: Eddie Dove
Dangit!  Totally forgot what I was doing ... and, yes, it was important!
Eddie
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45) From: Eddie Dove
... because we don't want to miss any breaking news ... if I could just
remember what I was doing ... or the name of the person whose fault it is
for me forgetting ...
Eddie
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46) From: Beth
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Eddie,
You work for the government, don't you?????????  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:33 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +coffee mooches
Dangit!  Totally forgot what I was doing ... and, yes, it was important!
Eddie
-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/
On 1/3/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
I am not retarded!
and I still work ... a lot ... like right now ...
Eddie
-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/ 
On 1/3/07, Beth < Beth  >
wrote:
I have been wondering how all of you guys have so much time to be posting
all of these emails.....now I know; you're all retired!!  Too bad you are
spread all over the country, otherwise a bunch of you could get together and
open a retirement home with the best coffee around!!  Does SM's give a
senior citizen discount????  LMAO
Beth
(ducking under my desk right now!)  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MichaelB
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:06 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +coffee mooches
Dennis,
So, you think it's funny? It's called ageism but it's even worse than other
isms like racism, sexism, etc. because, because, ... hmmm, I forget why ... 
On 1/3/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote: 
your too YOUNG!!! (so am I for that matter) But I remember my great
grandfather telling me that when he was young aobut all this....LOL 
try to google it and you will understand... 
WAYYYY BACK in the day (back when most of this list was in their 40's it
seemed almost every bilboard and road sign was for Burma Shave (the way to
make your woman happy is the closest shave with Burma Shave...etc) 
Yes I'm making old people jokes!!!!
(awaiting the wrath....)
Dennis
Ok, I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't get the Burma Shave
thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in on the joke! 
Kris
On 1/3/07, Vince Doss  wrote: 
I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's suggestions but
I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave idea. 
Thanks again,
Vince
On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina < sandraandina 
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--
At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much 
what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
Tom Owens - Sweet Marias--
MichaelB 

47) From:
Eddie:
Correct, did you know that espresso is espresso?
ginny
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48) From: Eddie Dove
Nope.  I really do work though.  I get started early and I'm usually
wrapping up a 9 hour day by 3:00 PM and head out for the 75 mile commute
home.  However, today I am working from home.
Eddie
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49) From: Mike Chester
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  Dangit!  Totally forgot what I was doing ... and, yes, it was =
important!
  Eddie
  You need Ginko - Viagra so you can remember WTF you are supposed to be =
doing.

50) From: Brett Mason
now that was funny!
Wishing my Sweet Maria's order was already here...
Brett
On 1/3/07, Mike Chester  wrote:
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51) From: Eddie Dove
Beth,
We drink a lot of coffee.  We read and type very quickly.  All of this is
done in nanoseconds.
Eddie
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52) From: jim gundlach
Vince,
      I don't remember the exact location but I do remember seeing  
one still up the last time, less than two years ago, I took the back  
road between Omaha, Nebraska and Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
       Pecan Jim
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53) From: Sandy Andina
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Until the mid-1960s, Burma Shave (a shaving cream) used to advertise  
by means of placing a poem, line by line, on a series of five or six  
sequential billboards placed about 100 feet apart along secondary roads.
On Jan 3, 2007, at 8:09 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
<Snip>
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
--Apple-Mail-100-579646440
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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	charsetO-8859-1
Until the mid-1960s, Burma Shave =
(a shaving cream) used to advertise by means of placing a poem, line by =
line, on a series of five or six sequential billboards placed about 100 =
feet apart along secondary roads.
On Jan 3, 2007, at 8:09 =
PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
= your too YOUNG!!! (so am I for that matter) = But I remember my great grandfather telling me that when he was young = aobut all this....LOL try to google it and you will understand... = WAYYYY BACK in the day (back = when most of this list was in their 40's it seemed almost every bilboard = and road sign was for Burma Shave (the way to make your woman happy is = the closest shave with Burma Shave...etc) Yes I'm making old people = jokes!!!! (awaiting the wrath....) Dennis =  Ok, = I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't get the Burma Shave = thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in on the = joke! Kris On 1/3/07, = Vince Doss <vince.doss> = wrote: I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's = suggestions but I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave = idea. Thanks again, Vince On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina = < = sandraandina> wrote: > > Post each line = on a separate sheet, one in front of the other: > > It = cost us much to buy these beans. > > To roast them took = our precious > time. > > So drink this coffee of = your dreams-- > > Just do it, please, on your own = dime. > > The fates will rain down rotten = luck > > On those who don't kick in twelve bucks. = > > Burma Shave. > > Sandy > www.sandyandina.comw= ww.sass-music.com > > -- At some point = between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much what the = "origin character" of the coffee was... Tom Owens - Sweet = Marias homeroast = mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go = to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = Sandywww.sass-music.com
= = --Apple-Mail-100-579646440--

54) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
OMG...I was wondering what I was doing in this building...Work..That's it
...I came to Work this morning....
now...what was I going to do after making coffee....
On 1/3/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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ad you
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...

55) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 3, 2007, at 5:03 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
<Snip>
If you can get a hold of some old reruns of "Hee Haw," they had a  
regular series of gags that took off on Burma Shave signs. A camera  
was put in a car window and you saw the signs as you passed them by.  
I don't remember any of the jokes they used, but I remember a genuine  
Burma Shave poem:
Hay! Straw is cheaper
Grass is free
Buy a farm
And get all three
Burma Shave
Scot "sod costs money, though" Murphy
---
"You were sick, but now you're well again, and there's work to do."
                           --Kilgore Trout

56) From: Dan Bollinger
Would you believe?  Burma Shave dot orghttp://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/waterman37.html<Snip>">http://burma-shave.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shavehttp://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/waterman37.html<Snip>

57) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
your too YOUNG!!! (so am I for that matter) But I remember my great
grandfather telling me that when he was young aobut all this....LOL 
try to google it and you will understand... 
WAYYYY BACK in the day (back when most of this list was in their 40's it
seemed almost every bilboard and road sign was for Burma Shave (the way
to make your woman happy is the closest shave with Burma Shave...etc)
Yes I'm making old people jokes!!!!
(awaiting the wrath....)
Dennis
	
	 
	Ok, I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't get the
Burma Shave thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in on the
joke!
	
	
	Kris
	
	On 1/3/07, Vince Doss  wrote: 
		I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's
suggestions but
		I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave idea.
		
		Thanks again,
		Vince
		
		On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina < sandraandina
 > wrote:
		>
		> Post each line on a separate sheet, one in front of
the other:
		>
		> It cost us much to buy these beans.
		>
		> To roast them took our precious
		> time. 
		>
		> So drink this coffee of your dreams--
		>
		> Just do it, please, on your own dime.
		>
		> The fates will rain down rotten luck
		>
		> On those who don't kick in twelve bucks. 
		>
		> Burma Shave.
		>
		> Sandy
		> www.sandyandina.comwww.sass-music.com
		>
		>
		
		
		--
		At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't
matter much 
		what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
		
		Tom Owens - Sweet Marias

58) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dan,
On 1/3/07, Dan Bollinger  wrote:
<Snip>
Mike (just plain)

59) From: Angelo
Here's one that wasn't on that list...
"If Your Whiskers     Make Her Rave   Change Today To   Burma Shave"
Yeah, I'm old... So what?!
A+
<Snip>

60) From: Dan Bollinger
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
MessageLOL!  As if the Burma Shave remark wasn't age-telling, now we =
have 'Duck and Cover!'

61) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
DUCK AND COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
	
	 
	I have been wondering how all of you guys have so much time to
be posting all of these emails.............now I know; you're all
retired!!  Too bad you are spread all over the country, otherwise a
bunch of you could get together and open a retirement home with the best
coffee around!!  Does SM's give a senior citizen discount????  LMAO
	 
	Beth
	(ducking under my desk right now!)  
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MichaelB
	Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:06 PM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: Re: +coffee mooches
	 
	Dennis,
	 
	So, you think it's funny? It's called ageism but it's even worse
than other isms like racism, sexism, etc. because, because, ... hmmm, I
forget why ... 
	
	 
	On 1/3/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) 
wrote: 
	your too YOUNG!!! (so am I for that matter) But I remember my
great grandfather telling me that when he was young aobut all
this....LOL 
	try to google it and you will understand... 
	WAYYYY BACK in the day (back when most of this list was in their
40's it seemed almost every bilboard and road sign was for Burma Shave
(the way to make your woman happy is the closest shave with Burma
Shave...etc) 
	Yes I'm making old people jokes!!!!
	(awaiting the wrath....)
	Dennis
	
		
		 
		Ok, I may be too young or too West Coast, but I don't
get the Burma Shave thing - can someone fill me in?  I hate not being in
on the joke! 
		
		
		Kris
		On 1/3/07, Vince Doss  wrote: 
		I really like this idea Sandy. I appreciate everyone's
suggestions but
		I think I am going to adapt Sandy's Burma Shave idea. 
		
		Thanks again,
		Vince
		
		On 1/2/07, Sandy Andina < sandraandina
 > wrote:
		>
		> Post each line on a separate sheet, one in front of
the other:
		>
		> It cost us much to buy these beans.
		>
		> To roast them took our precious
		> time. 
		>
		> So drink this coffee of your dreams-- 
		>
		> Just do it, please, on your own dime.
		>
		> The fates will rain down rotten luck
		>
		> On those who don't kick in twelve bucks. 
		>
		> Burma Shave.
		>
		> Sandy
		> www.sandyandina.comwww.sass-music.com
 
		>
		>
		
		
		--
		At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't
matter much 
		what the "origin character" of the coffee was...
		
		Tom Owens - Sweet Marias--
	MichaelB 

62) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
heheheh I'm a man of many facets.... (and I am not a spring chicken
either)
	Dennis 
	AKA 
	FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
	Safety Dept 
	USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
	FPO AE 09532-2830 
	HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Arabian Sea 
	 "On station and on point 120 and counting down..." 
	 
	 
	
	LOL!  As if the Burma Shave remark wasn't age-telling, now we
have 'Duck and Cover!'
	 


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