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The confessional


By swampfire

7 years ago



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#2801 4 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

to church with us (back when we were doing that)

Ok, so Whitesnake Here I Go Again is playing full blast in me head!

Church was boring. I confess I snuck out 95% of the time to the corner store 200 feet away and played Frogger and Donkey Kong back then. (no pins there to play).

I got away with it, because it was a very big church, and I could sit way away with some friends, and go to the rest room, a very long rest room trip.

I never missed any time in Sunday School though, I liked everyone there and it was not boring.

But, as we got older we were supposed to move up, and none of us wanted to.

Then one time our Sunday School grown up person (teacher) was out sick, and we had to move to another class that none of us wanted to be in.

In that class that day me and the oldest ones were 16, and the youngest ones were 10?

Anyway, this grown up person (teacher) was a ass, and we all knew it, and why we never moved up after turning 16.

Anyway, that day a 10 year old just whispered something to a friend, and that grown up (teacher) went nuts, I am going to go drag your Moms out of their class and tell them you were talking in my class.

F-that. That was the last time I ever went.

All my years in public school I had never seen a grown up (teacher) act like such a dick.

And back then I did think everything was cool and all these people were there donating their time.

Nope, I seen a bulletin talking about finances, and the lady on the piano, and the lady on the organ were getting paid like 30k a year, and 30k a year was pretty good back then for a part time gig.

I do wish all of those people the best, I have no ill feelings or anything, it was just time for me to move on.

Anyway, behind the church, a short walk for me and other kids around here back then, there was a basketball goal/post, whatever you call it.

We would go there a lot and play HORSE or whatever I can not even remember now.

And we would run water out of the water spicket on the side of the building to drink water when we were thirsty.

One time a old crippled man that seen all that asked if we felt it was ok to drink the water from the church like that.

I said hell yeah, it is holy water.

That old man just laughed like he probably had not in years.

Around that time I was like Opie Taylor and likeable, like 7 years old.

That old crippled man was cool. He was nosy, and would just ask you all kinds of stuff.

He was not a pervert or predator or any of that. He was just crippled (legs in the steel stuff, missing a arm from a car wreck), but he was a awesome dude.

He was born with polio or something and that was why his legs had the steel stuff, and he was missing a arm because once he had been side swiped while driving his car with his arm out on the door.

That dude loved sugar daddies (the candy). Anyone that would talk to him on his front porch he would feed that candy all day long.

Anyway, Mom was friends with him and his wife, and all was cool. (they were just nosy people).

I was into coin collecting at a early age, and it turned out he had worked for a store for a while and he saved all the silver dollars and everything else cool he had saved, and when I was around 12 he sold me all that.

I will never forget that day, and my Mom was visiting also, and this old crippled guy gave me a awesome deal on the stuff he had saved forever.

I guess because he was nosy, he knew I liked coins and I would not just go spend them for face value like his grown up kids would have done had he died and they inherited the collection.

And my Mom told me several times through the years, Mr. Hulsey was always so impressed with me.

He said many times I have never seen a kid work so hard when they did not have to.

He seen me at my house splitting firewood and stacking it, back when we kept a fire going in the winter.

If there was any work to be done, I was always working while the other kids were playing.

And back then my hobby was picking up money back bottles. Back then that paid 5 cents a bottle.

(I picked up enough bottles to get a pretty good rare coin collection going back then).

(I did blow a little of the bottle money also on a few comic books, some RC Cola, and Choc-O-Lunch crackers back then also).

It was cool back in my 20's I ran into a Lance employee, and for a long time I was able to get those awesome crackers for wholesale for a long time.

I confess that yes I can have some Oreos, and they are ok, but those Lance Choc-O-Lunch are the best ever!

And a box of Cracker Jacks is a hell of a lot better than a box of Crunch And Munch, and not only because they have a prize in them.

And yeah, I confess, as a young kid, I did suffer through a few boxes of breakfast cereal that sucked, because whatever bullshit prize was in the box I begged Mom to buy that crap.

And back to the old crippled man. Mr. Hulsey.

30 years ago? His daughter talked them into moving in with her and selling their place on my street.

My Mom still talked to them on the phone, and best I remember that daughter just took every penny out of their house and anything she could get her hands on, and basically had her parents living in a tiny closet in the basement. Her name was Gina.

And names may or may not be real, but as old as I am and them being older, they would never know anyway I posted this.

I never once met Gina, but 30 years ago my Mom talked about how evil she was, and did her parents wrong.

Oh, and with Halloween coming up, no way in hell would anyone trick or treat at that house, that old crippled man would just keep on talking, and waste your whole night.

I miss that old man, I am glad I spent as much time with him as I did when I was a kid.

Shit, I just remembered that his wife worked for Nabisco, and from her work they also gave us lots of good snack foods, but at the moment it slips my mind what they were.

Anyway, thanks LTG for the stories the last few days when I was in bad shape!

And thanks to everyone!

I am 90% great now! I am almost done with this health mess I was dealing with.

It has been over 24 hours without any bs soup that I really did not want to eat but I had to, BUT, I did miss the excuse of taking naps the last 24 hours.

(and next week my main customer that I do work for has a project I do not want to mess with...and I confess...that even though I am better...I am a good man...I never lie...I plan to lie and pretend to still be sick because sometimes life is just too damn short to deal with some things when you really do not want to, and just want to be left alone a tad longer).

And I was just going to tell the dude that I quit, and my girlfriend is pretty wise and said no, just tell him that you are not interested in this project, but do not just quit.

She is pretty good.

She kicks my ass at cornhole sometimes, and Golden Tee sometimes, and on a pin sometimes, but so far I am winning Big Buck Hunter every game.

And I am part blind in my shooting eye.

Quoted from swampfire:

“‘Cause I’m not gonna die!”

And that totally sounded like me when I was a kid. Awesome memories!

THANKS!

I wish all of you the BEST!

#2802 2 days ago

So a guy came into my townhouse complex, did a u turn, and spun his tires. I was outside of my garage, and yelled ‘slow down asshole’. He stopped a few houses away, and I told him that there’s kids around, and no need to be spinning tires. He told me to relax, and I told him to go puck himself. I didn’t care if other neighbours heard me, as he was a young ignorant asshole. Maybe I’m just getting old..

#2803 2 days ago
Quoted from hwyhed:

So a guy came into my townhouse complex, did a u turn, and spun his tires. I was outside of my garage, and yelled ‘slow down asshole’. He stopped a few houses away, and I told him that there’s kids around, and no need to be spinning tires. He told me to relax, and I told him to go puck himself. I didn’t care if other neighbours heard me, as he was a young ignorant asshole. Maybe I’m just getting old..

My short street is one of a couple that a lot of thru traffic cuts down and people gun it to get down the street a LOT. I scream and yell at people all the time too. Lol.

A few times I thought I was going to really get into it with some people. I felt embarrassed yelling in front of neighbors a few times and said sorry, but they actually thanked me and agreed (Many of them have kids).

One neighbor (since moved) used to have a paintball gun he would leave set out in the summer...that's all I'll say on that one....he was a pretty hardass guy and didn't have interest in backing down if he got angry. But he was a nice neighbor.

#2804 2 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

My short street is one of a couple that a lot of thru traffic cuts down and people gun it to get down the street a LOT. I scream and yell at people all the time too. Lol.
A few times I thought I was going to really get into it with some people. I felt embarrassed yelling in front of neighbors a few times and said sorry, but they actually thanked me and agreed (Many of them have kids).
One neighbor (since moved) used to have a paintball gun he would leave set out in the summer...that's all I'll say on that one....he was a pretty hardass guy and didn't have interest in backing down if he got angry. But he was a nice neighbor.

Tossing a basketball or tennis balls in front of them as they come down the street is what the old timer next door to me used to do

#2805 2 days ago

Pushed an empty wheelie bin in front of a regular every day idiot a few years ago. Got out wanting to fight until he had a good look at me and then got back in and didn't come that way anymore.

#2806 2 days ago

As a child in the early 60's an innate fear of nuclear war was instilled in my psyche. We went though drills in Elementary School, Fallout Shelter signs were everywhere, it was always in the back of your mind.
My Dad took us to High Point Road in Greensboro to tour an open house bomb shelter, they had installed it in the front of a Mobile Home sales lot. The price was too high for a Milkman.
We canned, froze, dried and pickled food constantly.
During these years over 100 open-air nuclear bombs were detonated World wide
I am thankful to Jesus I am still living.

#2807 1 day ago

I confess that though I trust most people on pinside, I consciously have not put much personal information on this site (name, location etc.)

#2808 1 day ago
Quoted from snowy_owl:

I consciously have not put much personal information on this site (name, location etc.)

I 100% agree with you, can not be too careful these days.

I confess my last name is not Pinball.

And in general, I am ok with giving some info out.

BUT, if I am ever asked what planet I came from before I settled here on Earth, I will lie every time.

#2809 18 hours ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I confess my last name is not Pinball

Wait, what?

Next thing your going to tell us is your not a 00?

#2810 6 hours ago
Quoted from EJS:

Next thing your going to tell us is your not a 00?

I thought I had already talked about all that.

In school I was the candy man.

The last few years I am in friends phones listed as Johnny Firewood.

I wanted to be Johnny Pinball, but that was taken, so I tried Johnny Pinball 2, nope, but Johnny Pinball 007 went through, while I was just goofing off.

When I joined here I had already been here for 2 years reading top 100 comments to help me decide what games I wanted to get back into owning.

I confess, I joined here in the first place in case I may want to sell a game down the road.

That all worked awesome!

In the meantime I am happy with all the games here now, and although I sold like 5 earlier this year I think I will not be selling anything else.

While watching NFL games also while ago we only played one game, Big Buck Hunter arcade, and we played it for 2 hours.

I have not used a rifle in 30 years, and my girlfriend has never shot a gun, and this game is just so awesome and different that we are hooked on it.

Sunday night I did not play anything, I watched NFL and season finale of Wicked Tuna, while my girlfriend played Big Buck hunts.

I forgot, later we did play round of Golden Tee, and the first time I messed up I said hell, I am just going to practice trick shots, I don't care if I lose.

And I did lose, the 2nd time in a row, and got accused of letting her win.

I can not lose, because if I do lose I get accused that I just let her win.

I am not complaining, this is a good thing, she loves all the games, and because I win most of the time, she actually thinks I let her win when she does win.

I tell her for the 1000th time, I have never let anyone win, beat me, you won fair and square.

Any game I mess up in I cuss, when I mess up.

I am not a sore loser, I will brag about look at how awesome you did, and you have the top score now when I lose.

And it is so funny, while I do tend to cuss a lot anyway, my girlfriend rarely does, but Big Buck Hunter makes her cuss a lot, with the does or cows running in front of what she is trying to shoot.

I enjoy all the games here, but she just mainly wants to play Big Buck Hunter anymore, and that is fine with me, it is a awesome game.

And while ago things went awesome! A customer that I do a lot of work for I knew would be calling about a job I have no intentions of messing with, called me at a awesome time so I would not have to lie.

A week ago I was sick, I am not 100% now, but a lot better!

So when my phone rang, and he said what are you doing, I said I am in the bathroom again. He said, oh, you are not well yet, I said no. He said call me if you get to feeling better.

In the meantime I am not 100%, but I was only in the bathroom at the time of that call because I was trying to help my sink to drain better.

I confess that I have been uncomfortable all week about having to lie to avoid a job I do not want to mess with, and I did not even have to lie when the phone rang.

I did not go into detail and tell the whole truth, but at the same time I did not lie.

Life is short, I am way too tired of bs, and older and wiser now so I can stay away from bs.

And other than the fact I am making excuses to stay up later for one more beer, and not put up with any crap I do not want to put up with, everything else has been boring. No ghost or anything around lately.

I hope to never encounter the ghost again. I hope it is always happy somewhere.

And it is so cool how it approved of my girlfriend, while before that running a bad girlfriend out of here.

I confess I never knew what the ghost did that ran the bad girlfriend away, and I never even asked.

And I do wonder a tad, what happened, but not enough to ever try to talk to her again to get her story.

The ghost here is awesome! IF, you are awesome.

(and I have no clue what made me think of ghost stuff in the first place).

And I confess I really hope LTG will tell another funny story soon!

#2811 4 hours ago

I confess I have been thinking a lot lately about getting a Big Buck Hunter ...

#2812 3 hours ago

I've discovered that not only do I get sellers remorse (dang, I shouldn't have sold that game) and buyers remorse (dang, I shouldnt have spent that money), I admit i also get non-buyers remorse (dang, i shoulda grabbed that thing).

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