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RE: Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape etc- sense ofhumor


Theresa - yer crackin' me up!!
:-D

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 14 Feb 2003 21:10:13 -0800

>Do you suppose that IF everyone sealed up their houses with plastic and duct
>tape (assuming this were possible)- then only us crazy gardeners with too
>many plants inside to count would be the only people to survive, as everyone
>else would run out of oxygen first??
>: )
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Marge Talt
>Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:28 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape
>
>
>You're absolutely correct, Scottie - much more useful information
>could be disseminated if the object were to really prepare people for
>an emergency.  My take is that people have no real clue what to do in
>any emergency, not just nebulous terrorist attacks, so they panic and
>go out and buy stuff to be doing something.
>
>I don't think you need to apologize, nor should you spend a lot of
>time stressing.  Until or unless we are told something specific,
>there is nothing to fear but fear itself as Roosevelt noted.
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>----------
>> From: Scottie Baugh <scottieb@mindspring.com>
>>
>> I'd wondered about the oxygen source, too, Marge.  Some store
>shelves here
>> are bare of plastic and duct tape, though.  And worse, people are
>buying
>> World War II surplus gas masks.  I wonder if citizens think their
>local
>> governments aren't doing enough, thus the panic?  Or if people just
>have no
>> idea how to protect themselves and are grasping at straws.  Seems
>like
>> information on how to decontaminate your family, or how to treat
>victims, if
>> only to make them comfortable, would be more useful.
>>
>> On the other hand, I guess the companies that manufacture duct tape
>and
>> plastic, and the stores that sell it, are having and economic
>upturn (wicked
>> grin).  And those supplies would be useful if one's windows were
>blown out
>> or the roof leaked.
>>
>> I'll apologize in advance; I don't mean to offend anyone, I just
>make jokes
>> to relieve my own fear and stress!
>>
>> Scottie
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:09 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape
>>
>>
>> > No, I am most definitely NOT, Scottie.  And, I am highly annoyed
>at
>> > this 'sky is falling' panic buying because it's making it
>difficult
>> > for me to get my normal cases of spring water (to which I am
>> > addicted).  The plastic and duct tape is ridiculous.  As was
>pointed
>> > out in a letter to the editor in the Wash. Post, by someone whose
>> > head is attached correctly...if a person did succeed in sealing
>their
>> > abode enough to prevent any type of poison gas or other airborne
>> > contaminant, they would then be excluding oxygen and soon die
>from
>> > lack thereof.  Well, our sainted admin. can only cry 'wolf' so
>> > often......
>> >
>> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> > mtalt@hort.net
>> > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
>> > -----------------------------------------------
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>> > http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
>> > ------------------------------------------------
>> > Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date
>> > http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html
>> > ------------------------------------------------
>> > All Suite101.com garden topics :
>> > http://www.suite101.com/topics.cfm/635
>> >
>> > ----------
>> > > From: Scottie Baugh <scottieb@mindspring.com>
>> > >
>> > > With my Kroger card at the grocery store, paid $1.49.9 for
>> > "regular" Monday
>> > > (2/10) in League City, TX (just south of Houston).  But it's
>gone
>> > up since
>> > > then.
>> > >
>> > > I'm curious, is anybody buying plastic and duct tape?  We're
>not as
>> > we can't
>> > > possibly seal the boat; we already have all the other items on
>the
>> > list as
>> > > part of the permanent hurricane kit.
>> >
>> >
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