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Trapshooters Are Grumpy Because ------

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fssberson, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. fssberson

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    Today at the range, we had a bunch of grumpy old men, Didn't matter what anybody said or did someone complained or argued. The new shell picker upper wouldn't work; trap boxes were bad [no one tested them] and they couldn't be fixed; and from a skeet shooter: English Springer Spaniel hunting dogs couldn't retrieve [ no point in arguing with stupid ]. So what makes these guys so grumpy??? Do we need to put Xanax in the bottled water? Please share your experiences. A Happy Face would be welcomed. Fred
     
  2. WesleyB

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    Because They Can't Shoot Skeet? :)
     
  3. senior smoke

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    I get up around 5 times a night to go pee. Not enough money to shoot as much as I'd like, so I sit in a recliner most of the day waiting for the grim reaper to visit. I have hemorrhoids, a pot belly, gray hair, diabetes, Cancer, and heart disease.

    Other than that, I'm ok.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  4. schneep

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    There are grumpy old men only because there are crabby old women!!
     
  5. UtahYork

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    +1 for Steve. :)
     
  6. lgunluvr

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    Thanks Steve!
    Thought I was grumpy before I read your post, now I see that I'm just average!
     
  7. Lead Miner

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    Schneep..... my wife ( mrs. Lead miner) did not like that one. Does this mean she thinks i am grumpy? Or does this mean she is going to raise the price of reclaimed lead shot to you. Lol. Terry
     
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    Steve, you got me with the cancer. Other than that i'm in pretty good shape and glad to be alive. Always a smile and a joke. Mike.
     
  9. 4EVRYOUNG

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    Hell I like Grumpy old men, If everything goes well I hope to live long enough to become one!!!!

    Jeff
     
  10. Bisi

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    What Steve said!

    Jobs and things that used to take 5 minutes, now seem to take a half a day. I can't see a damn thing anymore, not enough light. Everything I pick up seems to weigh 100lbs. The things I used to enjoy to do, I'm not physically able. The things I'm physically able to do like smoke a cigar or drink a beer are no longer allowed at the gunclub. Blah, blah, blah...........

    Everything is overpriced. You can't go out and eat lunch for $5 anymore, and if you do go out the waiter is now a waiter (man, no cute waitress anymore) covered with tattoes, and the rest of the staff is non English speaking.

    Yeah, I'll admit I'm grumpy, because I know things are only going to get worst.
     
  11. mike campbell

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    I used to wonder what made trapshooters so grumpy. Then I started shooting trap and now I know....it's other trapshooters.

    Why is it that almost every squad has at least one shooter who will walk from station 5 to station one and then adjust the microphone? Since he just arrived there, and it worked fine for the previous shooter, how does he know the damned thing isn't perfectly positioned to begin with? And since I frequently lead off, the ones who really make me grumpy are the ones who fiddle around, sending targets downrange while I'm waiting to start. Grrrr.
     
  12. Ahab

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    I am 78 and sweet, lovable and cuddly! And ... if you don't agree ... I will come over and kick the crap outta you!
     
  13. senior smoke

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    Fred:
    If it wasn't for us crusty old men, the sport of trapshooting would not be the sport that it is today. My wife asked me the other day when did I become an old codger?

    I said after you have lived a certain # of years you become less tolerant of ignorent people. I also told her if I find myself in the express check out line at the grocery store, 7 items or less, I count how many items the person in front of me has in their cart. If it's over 7 items, I say something to them. If I am driving my car and I am at a stop light and the person in front of me is day dreaming when it turns green, I honk the horn.

    When I go for my afternoon walk, I wear Bermuda shorts with a white belt, white socks up to my knee caps, and my favorite Hawaiian shirt along with my tennis shoes with velcro and my straw hat.

    When I think of it, I guess I am an old codger.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  14. grnberetcj

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    They'd be alot less grumpy if they'd get a younger (or at least not a witchy old bat) girlfriend.

    Very simple fix...

    Curt

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  15. shot410ga

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    Because, they can't shoot as well as they use too. So, they find a fall back solution. Something or someone is always to blame other than themselves. They can't face the fact that their skills, eyes, and abilities are going south or have gone way south. That's just life in the old lane....
     
  16. warren

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    I'm 79 and I'm not grumpy in fact I've never been as happy and well off as I am right now. I get up in the mourning and wonder about all you poor people that have to get up and go to work and bless my lucky stars.

    warren
     
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    They have to put up with young smart a$$s that think they know it all.
    Clyde
     
  18. halfmile

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    Yesterday I shot 2 rounds of trap, and 2 rounds of skeet.

    Today I'm going to the range and shoot 3 different rifles.

    If I don't see roots when I wake up it's a good day.

    HM
     
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    Because it's an irritating g** d**n sport!! Just when you think you've got it all figured out something else crops up and makes you nuts!! And the guy next to you is always ahooting straights. AAAUGH Bill
     
  20. senior smoke

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    If I go to the local gun club during the week, we will have tables of old friends sit and talk and suck up all the free air.

    Not one person has dark hair all white or gray. We start talking about our aliments, lack of money, the high cost of shooting, lead, powder, and primers.

    As you walk in to the club house, you should have a space set a side for canes, walkers, and oxygen tanks. The only thing we are missing are young girls with the candy stripe uniforms pushing carts with food with the covers on them.

    We talk about the good old days, then we all go to Mcdonalds for coffee. One guy who could buy and sell most people, will always ask for a cup for water and he fills it up with soda so he does not have to pay for it.

    I guess you can say, on Wednesday's the sick, the lame, and the lazy occupy our club as most don't shoot any more. After all the thousands of dollars we have all paid in taxes, equipment and entrance fees, I guess some of us feel that we earned the right each week to sit back and reflect of good days gone by.

    My wife and I are going today to the local cemetary to purchase our plots. In regards to the gun I shoot, I want it placed in my casket just in case there is trapshooting where ever I will be going.

    My friend Luther told me the other day, that when I die, I will probably be looking up. I responded by saying the good die young, and you will probably bury us all.
    Steve Balistreri
     
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