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Reminding me of a class in college at the time girls began wearing short skirts. After the first class, the professor decided that if all the chairs were arranged in a circle, it would facilitate discussion. Before the next class began most of the young men, myself included, got to class early and took up seats on one half of the circle, forcing the girls to sit in the other half. Such dirty young men we were. Next class we got there early only to find the chairs back in their more familiar in line rows. True story.
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As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, I would like to say - just asking someone if they are OK is usually little to no help. People respond to that question with generic answers and react in predictable ways to avoid confrontation. Too often we ask that question and move on, and all that does is trigger further frustration and feelings of solitude. If you want to help someone you care about with depression, you have to actually demonstrate that you care in a meaningful way or they will just close themselves off further. You have to find a way to break through the shell, and that can be different for everyone. Most of all though, be a friend - not a facebook friend, a real life, get dinner or take a hike or go on a roadtrip with, share and trust a piece of your life with, friend. More often than not, that's what someone suffering from depression needs first. The rest you can work out as you go.
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I was a Walgreen's assistant manager once. One very successful sale item was the big roll TP ; we use to store the extra inventory on top of the cooling unit in the back room and you needed a ladder to get them down.
One day, I was busting my chops in the back room and I overheard another assistant manager, "Mr P", answering a customer about the big roll TP shelf being empty ; Mr P then entered the back room, gave a quick glance at the huge pile of big roll boxes on top of the cooler, another quick glance at the ladder, then did a u-turn and told the customer "no, sorry, we're out of it!".
I'm not a native English speaker, but this time everything came out perfectly, with amazing power and grievance, as I yelled on Mr P. I think I leveled up my English skills that day :D

For people who work in retail : never forget who's paying you : it's not Walgreen's, Target, Home Depot or Sears : it's the customer.
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It's a ball peen flayer used to peel back the scales on a battle-damaged dragon then hammer them back into place.
Little Princess, Ladies L, Silver
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Nicely done, Eddie. Bob was a gift.

There are not many actors who can claim icon status for two of their characters - here are the only ones that come to mind, though I'm sure I've forgotten others:

Raymond Burr
Don Knotts
Andy Griffith
Bill Daily
Ann B. Davis
Larry Hagman

I omitted cartoon characters. I'm on the fence about Fred Gwynne & Al Lewis, and while some might include Lucy or Newhart, even though I love them both, I would not. I also would not count Patty Duke (Patty & Cathy), Barbara Eden (Jeannie I & II), etc.
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It's a manual distributor box. Back in the early days of automotives, one person had to drive, while a second person disconnected and reconnected all the spark plugs as fast as they could, in order to keep the car running.

Magic motivation - XL - Black
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It's a wheel winder. It was originally part of a failed attempt to make rubber band powered cars (i.e. horseless carriages.) A large rubber band stretched from the right rear wheel to the left rear wheel. You would have to connect the wheel wider to each wheel and wind the rubber band. Properly wound, a car could travel for almost a mile before needing to be rewound. It failed mostly because people were winding the wheels in opposite directions which resulted in the car spinning wildly on it's rear wheels. At that was the end for the Whirligig Motor Company.

Time-y Wimey Tee, Large, Navy (naturally)
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