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Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 8:39:44 PM   
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Being 6 months into our PBEM game, by esteemed opponent (who shall remain anonymous because of his sensibilities on this matter) informed me yesterday that he was unable to send a turn because his yard happened to be unexpectedly full of cows. His yard was full of cows? That's utterly absurd. Imaginative, yes, but still absurd. No sane man would interrupt WITP-AE just because his yard was full of cows. And certainly not an ex-USN Surface Warfare Officer with a Ph.D. in 'Something or Other'. This was clearly an excuse on his part to gain some extra 'scheming time'.


But his ruse did make me wonder what other excuses have surfaced from other PBEM players to delay sending a turn along. Can anyone beat having a yard full of cows?

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:18:30 PM   
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Unexpected bedroom activity?!?!  

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:24:37 PM   
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Unexpected bedroom activity?!?!  

For most WiTP:AE veterans, this is as unlikely as cows in one's backyard.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:26:23 PM   
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But his ruse did make me wonder what other excuses have surfaced from other PBEM players to delay sending a turn along. Can anyone beat having a yard full of cows?




Not here. I must confess that's a pretty good one there. I'm used to both giving and receiving the customary excuses: job, kid, spouse, family, travel issues. Haven't had any cow-themed ones. I'll have to work on a chicken-themed excuse too, I reckon...

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:29:31 PM   
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A lot of people have chicken themed reasons (versus excuses). They ARE chicken!

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:35:32 PM   
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Unexpected bedroom activity?!?!  


Not tonight dear, there are cows in the yard.

[Editted for laughter induced grammatical error]

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:44:45 PM   
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I asked my wife and she says that it is highly unlikely that any woman would want to have sex with guys like us. " Way too deep into the dork forest." But preferable to reinactors, who acutally take it a bit deeper. So she says....

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 9:47:47 PM   
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But preferable to reinactors, who acutally take it a bit deeper. So she says....


Ummm....dude....what was the context behind this comment? Please clarify-and quickly...


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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 10:01:53 PM   
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I asked my wife and she says that it is highly unlikely that any woman would want to have sex with guys like us. " Way too deep into the dork forest." But preferable to reinactors, who acutally take it a bit deeper. So she says....





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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/28/2011 10:14:46 PM   
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Where, repeat where,  is the District Attorney for the State of Denial? 

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 1:19:24 AM   
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don't you mean "udder-ly" ridiculous? Oh, I slay me!

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 1:30:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: pws1225

Being 6 months into our PBEM game, by esteemed opponent (who shall remain anonymous because of his sensibilities on this matter) informed me yesterday that he was unable to send a turn because his yard happened to be unexpectedly full of cows. His yard was full of cows? That's utterly absurd. Imaginative, yes, but still absurd. No sane man would interrupt WITP-AE just because his yard was full of cows. And certainly not an ex-USN Surface Warfare Officer with a Ph.D. in 'Something or Other'. This was clearly an excuse on his part to gain some extra 'scheming time'.



Not sure he's kidding with you. It's a lot easier to "shoo off" cows now than it is to shovel a yard full of "cow patties" tomorrow.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 1:51:54 AM   
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I once feigned being hospitalized from having a piece of PVC pipe being stuck to my head..or maybe it was imbeded. Not sure anyone believed it.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 1:55:57 AM   
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Not sure he's kidding with you. It's a lot easier to "shoo off" cows now than it is to shovel a yard full of "cow patties" tomorrow.


I agree that he was telling the truth. I've found the good doctor to be an honorable man. But in this case, truth is funnier than fiction.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 4:33:07 AM   
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You guys crack me up. I cannot stop langhing!

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 5:59:00 AM   
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As a Texan, cows in the yard is fairly common (ok, not at my house, but at my buddy's ranch it happens all the time). We actually had a herd of buffalo in the yards of our neighborhood once. And, before you laugh, this is a pretty durn nice neighborhood with 3,000 sq ft houses. We just had a buffalo ranch nearby with a fencing issue.

I recently had to use "crying baby" as an excuse to Cuttlefish. However, that one was, sadly, very real. Do NOT change to the cheaper formula at 2 months. You were all warned!

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 2:41:07 PM   
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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 3:22:08 PM   
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I'm off to <TOP SECRET>.  I was (sort of) on the BBC news, and Sky News and several others though 

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 3:24:12 PM   
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I'm off to <TOP SECRET>.  I was (sort of) on the BBC news, and Sky News and several others though 


And second man on balcony too!

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 3:45:57 PM   
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I'm off to <TOP SECRET>.  I was (sort of) on the BBC news, and Sky News and several others though 


And second man on balcony too!


Nah, but I have met him. Several times and with a different face each time

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 4:14:35 PM   
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I will be in Oslo this week giving my Nobel prize acceptance speech....again.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 4:50:16 PM   
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I will be in Oslo this week giving my Nobel prize acceptance speech....again.


Will anybody be listening though? Apart from the pigeons?

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 6:39:29 PM   
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Do NOT change to the cheaper formula at 2 months. You were all warned!

I can confirm this. Very BAD mistake to skimp on the formula.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 6:41:40 PM   
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I will be in Oslo this week giving my Nobel prize acceptance speech....again.

Uh huh....I see. Will your wife Morgan Fairchilds also be attending?

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 6:42:01 PM   
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I'm off to <TOP SECRET>.  I was (sort of) on the BBC news, and Sky News and several others though 


And second man on balcony too!



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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 7:14:25 PM   
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My usual excuse:  

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 8:04:52 PM   
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As a Texan, cows in the yard is fairly common (ok, not at my house, but at my buddy's ranch it happens all the time). We actually had a herd of buffalo in the yards of our neighborhood once. And, before you laugh, this is a pretty durn nice neighborhood with 3,000 sq ft houses. We just had a buffalo ranch nearby with a fencing issue.

I recently had to use "crying baby" as an excuse to Cuttlefish. However, that one was, sadly, very real. Do NOT change to the cheaper formula at 2 months. You were all warned!


Agreed....I will pay whatever it takes to keep baby happy.

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 9:08:38 PM   
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Once had a weird excuse over getting the return of the first turn (which I never received) from a well-known troll. They wanted me to explain some of my opening plans as the Japanese, also my political views, and my personnel relationship details.

When I told this person that I just wanted to play the game, and not bare my soul to them. They refused to return the first turn, until I supplied the details they wanted... weird methought.




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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 9:24:24 PM   
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Once had a weird excuse over getting the return of the first turn (which I never received) from a well-known troll. They wanted me to explain some of my opening plans as the Japanese, also my political views, and my personnel relationship details.

When I told this person that I just wanted to play the game, and not bare my soul to them. They refused to return the first turn, until I supplied the details they wanted... weird methought.





How long have you been having this problem with intimacy?


I don't think "wierd" is the right word. Perhaps "creepy"

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RE: Best PBEM Excuses for not Sending a Turn - 7/29/2011 9:27:34 PM   
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"Yeah...there is some guy named Cribtop trying to torture his kid by feeding him Maomart brand formula.....no, no last name..just Cribtop"

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