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John B
04-30-2007, 04:01 PM
First its the Alfa( I was just dreaming anyway) 'because it has a bugs bunny face st st st tsts whats up Doc'. says son

Then its an airsea rescue orange dinghy. Sooo 70's ,I just want it. " well, I'm not going in it" says 15 yr old daughter

Now its Crocs. No way you're getting some of those says son. Black though... I'd get black ones that'd be all right.
No way, you're not wearing those.

I mean, where do these kids get off, developing their own opinions all of a sudden like that?
I've only got one younger kid left who thinks I can do no /choose no wrong.

rbgarr
04-30-2007, 04:15 PM
Your just lucky it's your kids doing the dictating. Doesn't your wife have opinions, too?

Memphis Mike
04-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Wait till they find out you're a closet Tom Jones fan.:eek:

Rick Starr
04-30-2007, 04:21 PM
"Of wooden boats, iron men, and plastic shoes?!?"

Kids got a point.

John B
04-30-2007, 04:23 PM
mutter.. makes me just want to go out and get a brera with a towbar to tow my orange dinghy .And to pull up outside and climb out wearing a frilly shirt with medallion and crocs ( yellow or orange)while playing she's a lady up loud.

oh ,... the power.

John B
04-30-2007, 04:26 PM
"Doesn't your wife have opinions, too?"
She just rolls her eyes Dave. Thats a good thing, right?

rbgarr
04-30-2007, 04:30 PM
Yes indeed. Much better than the slow burn or silent treatment.

Rick Starr
04-30-2007, 04:31 PM
mutter.. makes me just want to go out and get a brera with a towbar to tow my orange dinghy .And to pull up outside and climb out wearing a frilly shirt with medallion and crocs ( yellow or orange)while playing she's a lady up loud.

oh ,... the power.


:D :D :D It's an odd sensation, laughter and nausea all at once!

John B
04-30-2007, 04:33 PM
Yeah, and I'm beginning to think of picking em up at school too.

oh yooo hooo

John B
04-30-2007, 04:37 PM
I mean to say, check this ride out!
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p88c1281b6e032aef7193d1ffa4af06fc/e9b3ed17.jpg
f/s on our ebay equivalent. man if it wasn't 500 miles away I'd be in like Flynn.
Thats genuwine 1970's orange gel coat there. A cut and polish and she's good to go!

The Bigfella
04-30-2007, 05:08 PM
Hey! What's wrong with orange boats?

My Markham Whaler is bright orange - well, at least the deck is cream.

paladin
04-30-2007, 06:28 PM
My Avon Redcrest is bright red.....:D

John B
04-30-2007, 06:31 PM
Nothing's wrong with it. I want it.
Me mates only have dinghies with orange trim... I want to blow them out of the water with the full schmeer.

see, here's my white delta and Tony's orange trimmed seabird...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid222/p8f4a9d3db7e77f3717de692ebbfad8d8/eb36b7fc.jpg

Davey boy's one is similar but a bit less on the colour. Maybe not?
Daveys seabird
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p9c759f28576d5f8ba5a3b0084509023b/e9b394d8.jpg
Its peer pressure I tell ya.
I just have to have one.
Billy Backstay and Debs .
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p07581a8803f40020d84217a767c3658c/e9b394d9.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-01-2007, 01:43 AM
...

Now its Crocs. No way you're getting some of those says son. Black though... I'd get black ones that'd be all right.
No way, you're not wearing those.
....

Buy two pairs - one in orange and one in black - then with judicious choice of shoe you will be able to tell right from left.

Have you seen the new marbled ones?

geeman
05-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Really screw their heads up.Buy 2 pairs,one black one orange and wear one shoe of each.

Pox
05-04-2007, 09:00 AM
Mine.

Pox
05-04-2007, 09:04 AM
Oh, and I have a pair of Crocs too.
My kids are too young to know I'm a dork!

geeman
05-04-2007, 09:30 AM
It's been a long time so my memory may be failing me,but I cant recall my kids advising me on what I could wear and what I couldnt.But then during those days,they were used to seeing
"dad" leave the house with a pistol or 2 strapped on.
Doing what I did for a living they seemed just glad that I showed up after work.

Paul Fitzgerald
05-04-2007, 04:12 PM
I still wear my boys' old sports shirts.
The youngest one now runs the car they picked out for us 12 years ago, after he inherited it when his older brother moved overseas.
And they left us alone about boats. More interested in rugby, cricket and golf.

So I guess I got off lightly.

zymurgy
05-04-2007, 06:10 PM
Sometimes its better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission

Concordia...41
05-04-2007, 08:10 PM
Well, you could always go with the adult version of the Mickey Mouse ones:

http://shop.crocs.com/images/Product/icon/61.jpg

And as soon as they get a pulse on your market, expect to be able to pick Crocs to match your favorite team. :D

http://shop.crocs.com/CrocsSubProducts.aspx?from=collegiate%20models&grouptype=3&reqid=1008&reqProdTypeId=4&subsectionname=collegiate&section=products

ROTF (and I'm a Crocs fan....)

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
05-06-2007, 01:37 PM
They have croc wannabees at Wallymart for $9 these days (colors for women but black only for men), the genuine crocs are somewhat overpriced at $30 if you ask me. Unfortunately, both versions have plastic rivets for the straps and the rivets break easily. These shoes (and teva sandals) are great for walking on stony areas underwater when launching a small boat, where it hurts too much in bare feet. Crocs and copies float too, and the foam material offer a nice cushion when walking on concrete. They started out being very popular with professional chefs as they are comfortable and waterproof. A good design, just overpriced at $30, they are incredibly cheap to manufacture, go for the cheap copies. (So you think you should buy genuine and not reward companies of cheap copies? When Dupont invented nylon (I think originally for car tire cord), they could have priced it much higher, but they priced it low enough to discourage copies; the result was that it sold like hotcakes, and found vastly more applications than originally intended. A vary famous business case study.)

Wait, I just saw that you are in NZ, I don't know if they have Walmart in NZ.:o

John B
05-06-2007, 02:25 PM
We don't have walmart here Bob,but there are stores doing similar jobs ( from what I understand of walmart).
They look like good rock hopping/ beach walking shoes ,but that chops out shoes really fast and they're a bit expensive for that.
I 'll buy some I think, purely to demonstrate my defiance. Its interesting that the kids are beginning to form their own opinions but I don't want them to think they're going to get anything less than cantankerous.

Nanoose
05-06-2007, 04:24 PM
Who CARES what your kids have to say!!! They're your KIDS!! Buy the crocs....AND the liferaft! :)

John B
05-06-2007, 04:43 PM
Ya mean the dinghy:D
Eureka,The liferaft IS orange already. In a big orange bag( valise). O yeah, I'm a movin on up.

and just because of the sass I'm going to wear socks with the crocs.

John B
05-06-2007, 04:44 PM
Walk socks.

and I'm going to wear my pants belted up high as well.

John B
05-06-2007, 04:49 PM
and take up morris dancing.

to Tom Jones music.