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I Wish Things Were Still As Well Built As They Were In the 70s

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    Another Day At the Office.

    During 1976 I purchased a second hand fridge It was manufactured in 1970. That fridge served the family well, and was given to a friend in a moment of madness as my (ex) wife purchased a new one in 2004. Some of my stereo gear was manufactured during the seventies and still...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    That Is So True.

    I'm typing this atop a 70's era oak desk.  It's solid, level, the drawers open and close easily. And it's been doing it's job for 40 years or so.  I got it from a friend of mine who owns an insurance company.  An accountant of some sort has been manning this post, working at...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    You Can Still Get Things That Are Built To Last But They Cost A Bit More.

    Manufacturers today do not put a premium on quality. They compete for the largest share of the market which is the cheap end. This produces a race to the bottom with regard to quality. The cheapest item on the shelf is NEVER the best quality or value. If you want quality it is...
    will999 will999 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I Wish I Was As Well Built As I Was In the 70s

    I wish I was as well built as I was in the 70s!!!!! 120 pounds, small waist, firm flesh, perky boobs, no wrinkles, long brown hair past my waist......ah well........
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 1 Response May 12, 2008

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    It's just the beginning of another busy workweek, and I really wish that she was around to hear about my day and to share her day with me as well, like we used to in happier days...
    Markjerome Markjerome 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Be careful what you wish for!
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    I wish my brother was around I constantly wonder how much better my life would be if he was here today.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    The past is the past. So look forward and start moving.
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    After spending the last two nights with you, I wish you were in my bed every night.
    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    ... so we don't have to rely on phones, gadgets and the internet for us to be able to talk. ... so we can do things together all the time. ... so we can see and be with each other...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I use to say that life was just a dream you’d wake up from. Then again, I would also say that I was bound to live and create great things, but that hasn’t happened yet. When I...
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    I am ill - terminal - my gut is no longer functioning. I have so much pain, sometimes I'm afraid I am going to scream - but it won't accomplish anything except upsetting my husband...
    Nell5885 Nell5885 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    What happened? There used to be a time were people will do good deeds for each other all the time! But now everyone seems like a bully. I think to world would be more at peace if...
    PaleUglyStar PaleUglyStar 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I wish everyone could just get over petty differences and try to get along or at least try to be respectful to each other.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    How would you see yourself as a hermaphrodite? I'd want to be female dominant with both reproductive systems operating properly. I'd also wish my kids where born this way.
    joshdake81 joshdake81 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    I just love to party with lots of guys taking turns with me and me giving them what they want
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    I can't imagine someone wanting someone like me ... It doesn't seem realistic or reasonable. I can't imagine someone seeing me in public & thinking "wow, she's beautiful" or "wow...
    hashtagliz hashtagliz 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I wish we where closer.......
    Laurenlovesyou1000 Laurenlovesyou1000 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I wish I had some one right now I'm in Christchurch nz lol
    rekrmybum rekrmybum 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    But. They will be. Few can be as awesome as me. And even i block some here. Lol.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would love for a woman 30+ to message me. I would like a friendship with u
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    I want to have sex without losing my virginity🙈👅🙊😒😁
    shorty755 shorty755 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm soo short I'm only 4'11" :( but everyone loves it :)
    loni07 loni07 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Of course this only applies to one person. And he knows who he is. If you want to be that person, i must say you have a lot to measure up to, and i will not make it easy. Honestly...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'm 5'9" I need to be shorter I don't use my height so I don't need it
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    One more week. . .that is all. After that sure we can not be in the same bed but at least I can see you again and be in your arms again. . .Just one more week. . .
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Aug 10

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    C'mon, there's gotta be someone who'd be interested in someone like me. Out of the millions of people in the world, I'm sure there's someone crazy enough to look for someone like...
    ElZombie ElZombie 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm a girl. I rather watch basketball and eat pizza than watch chick flicks and salad. I'd rather buy Jordan's over heels any day. I'd rather be smart and unaccepted than play dumb...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Yes please try to follow what is written in the pic as much as you can
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    Anybody who lives far away from their family here ? How is it to barely talk or to see them
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    String of failures. Nothing I can do about it. What's the point in living if all that's in store for me is disappointing the people around me?
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    The title says it all..........
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    It sucks when you realize you have strong feelings for him after you move away and that it couldn't work out because we couldn't handle the distance. Although, we are best friends...
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    I used to convince my self, that no, no, no, he doesn't care. That, no, he's a jerk don't waste time on him. But you showed up again. You proved me wrong again..
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 4 days ago

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