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Old 08-22-2019, 06:35pm   #1
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Default So I bought $498 worth of crayons today.

Now why would I do that? The hospital I volunteer at has a program to help supply the local elementary school with various items. The wife and I talked the volunteers into kicking in $500, so off to Walmart we went. We cleaned out the cheap section of the crayons pretty much then off to the checkstand. It was unbelievable. The cashier actually had to scan every single box we bought, instead of say, punching in .79 and then the quantity. It took 40 minutes to get checked out. The receipt was four feet long. I was flagging people into other lanes and they took my advice.

Then I realized we were 50 miles from the hospital and it was 90 degrees outside and I was hoping we got to our destination before crayons began to melt. It actually didn't get hot in the trunk (white car) and we made it okay. I hope the kids enjoy the crayons.
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Did the boxes have the sharpener in the back?
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:15pm   #5
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Did the boxes have the sharpener in the back?
No, we bought the cheap stuff. For general info, everything in Walmart bags filled two shopping carts which filled the entire trunk of a Nissan Sentra. Not packed in, but pretty full. It was fun to walk it into the administration department in the hospital and cover a couple of desks with it.
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I think I was in line behind you today at Walmart.
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I think I was in line behind you today at Walmart.
May the Lord have mercy on your soul.
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Should have bought some of these and mixed 'em in for S & G's.

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But I found out why you really got the crayons, to keep these fine ones happy..........
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Good job. The kids will like them.
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But I found out why you really got the crayons, to keep these fine ones happy..........
If Crayons looked like that when I was a kid, I'd be a professional artist right about now!
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So I bought $498 worth of crayons today.

Coming up next on CNN, a local volunteer steals $2.00 from a hospital charity.









No good deed goes unpunished.
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Whatever you do, don't leave them in the car.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:00pm   #16
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Coming up next on CNN, a local volunteer steals $2.00 from a hospital charity.









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Actually the change was $1.81 and has been returned to the treasurer.
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Actually the change was $1.81 and has been returned to the treasurer.
Can you prove that? Get a receipt?













I'll just see myself out now, thanks.
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Can you prove that? Get a receipt?













I'll just see myself out now, thanks.
They know I'm good for it.
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When I was a young lad in the 50's there was a little used color crayon it was called, Flesh. It was renamed in 1962 and is now called peach.

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"Partly in response to the civil rights movement, Crayola decides to change the name of the “flesh” crayon to “peach.” Renaming this crayon was a way of recognizing that skin comes in a variety of shades."

"My sister is an artist and I remember well when the flesh-to-peach switch occured because she wrote to the Crayola company complaining. Not about the name change, but about the fact that they subtly altered the color at the same time. The new "peach" was slightly more orange than the old "flesh". She had really liked the particular pale tan of "flesh" and was sorry to see it vanish entirely.

Crayola was very nice. They sent her a lifetime supply of the old "flesh" colored crayons -- five or size 64-boxes filled with them."

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb.../t-217811.html
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