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    Tonight, I was walking our dogs near the community recreation area, when I came upon 4 people carrying on a spirited pickleball game . Bear in mind the air temperature was 99° F, and the heat index was 102° F . One might think that the prudent thing would have been to defer the game to a more temperate time. What is your opinion ?








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    Some people do well in the heat. I was out painting the interior of my wherry today. It was 90 degrees with 90% humidity. I could have done it in the basement, but I ezpoxy stinks to high heaven.
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    Rudyard Kipling allegedly said, "Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." Which means, "We're idiots and despite warnings we go ahead and harm ourselves anyway."
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    Who says I had common sense before retiring?

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    I was sat on a high riverbank in the town of Dubbo with my wife and one of her retired sisters. Her sister suddenly announced that she was going to roll down the grassy bank like they did when they were kids. She rolled- and went ooh ow all the way down. Slowly got to her feet with her hair all messed up, breathing heavily and having trouble getting her balance. She said Oh My God That hurt Everywhere! Silly old bugger JayInOz

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    Yes, the older we get the less common sense we have, its a good thing!
    Common sense is what tells the young, they are right, even without experience because "its just like that".
    Common sense is what tells MAGAs they are right, regardless of the "fake news".
    Common sense is what told mankind the sun revolves around the earth, comes up in the east and goes down in the west. You can watch it every day.
    And in 2015 common sense told everybody Donald Trump would never be president.
    Common sense is worthless!
    It just takes awhile to figure that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Tonight, I was walking our dogs near the community recreation area, when I came upon 4 people carrying on a spirited pickleball game . Bear in mind the air temperature was 99° F, and the heat index was 102° F . One might think that the prudent thing would have been to defer the game to a more temperate time. What is your opinion ?








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    well, i'm not retired, but i do understand that time is short. i can't wait for better weather to do what needs doing.

    i reckon these folks needed to settle a pickleball-related argument before one of them died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    well, i'm not retired, but i do understand that time is short. i can't wait for better weather to do what needs doing.

    i reckon these folks needed to settle a pickleball-related argument before one of them died.

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    The prudent thing to do, is not take a dog out for a walk in 102° F heat

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Tonight, I was walking our dogs near the community recreation area, when I came upon 4 people carrying on a spirited pickleball game . Bear in mind the air temperature was 99° F, and the heat index was 102° F . One might think that the prudent thing would have been to defer the game to a more temperate time. What is your opinion ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    The prudent thing to do, is not take a dog out for a walk in 102° F heat
    aint that the truth

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    I’m looking forward to finding out myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    The prudent thing to do, is not take a dog out for a walk in 102° F heat
    Not too much choice, when the dog has eaten something which is working on his 'innards', and has to go 'NOW'
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    Yes! Retirement is a horrible thing. I find myself chasing younger women, and to my astonishment capturing a few!
    It's a terrible thing to have the time, energy, and financial Independence to pursue this extravagance. Yet quite rewarding in the most sublime of ways.

    I'm certainly old enough to know better. But quite satisfied that I'm still young enough to care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Not too much choice, when the dog has eaten something which is working on his 'innards', and has to go 'NOW'
    At least put a cold coat on the beast, they can overheat too.
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    I think it's great they're out playing. I'll bet they were taking it a little easier than they normally might though.
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    I've always enjoyed mine. I don't know how I ever found time to work. But then work was always a means to an end for me, not what I did. What I 'did' was sail., ski, hike, climb, make music etc

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    Retirement, advancing age, and loss of common sense frequently happen concurrently.

    My first hypothesis is that the loss, when it occurs, is not likely driven by the act of retirement.
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    Is pickle ball code for senior swingers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Bear in mind the air temperature was 99° F, and the heat index was 102° F . One might think that the prudent thing would have been to defer the game to a more temperate time. What is your opinion ?
    The desert Southwest is nice this time of the year. I try to get accustomed to the heat before I head there to hike. I find that prudent.

    Perhaps they expect a long hot summer.
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    It seems that four adults decided to play pickle ball. Whether that decision was prudent to anyone else is irrelevant. How retirement fits into the situation is a mystery to me.

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