Had to laugh this morning.

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  1. capper

    capper Premium Member

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    A long time ago - one of the guys I worked with in New Hampshire said he used to work as a Florida state park ranger, and that they had a funny name for the old retired folks that came down to visit because most of them wore white tenneys and had white hair and were old and skinny - they called them Q tips and I laughed at that.
    Well - I hadn't thought of that in years - but this morning as I was putting on my new white tenneys I thought to myself - Jeez now I'm a dadburn Q tip!
     
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    Knot me, my tenneys are brown or black, since I walk on the earth, not pavement
     

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    And after that a lot of those q-tips ended up going to bill Knapp’s which is also known as wigs and walkers.
     
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    My grandpa used live in Inverness Florida. The next town over was Beverly Hills, which was mostly retirees. He called it wrinkle city.
     
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    Floridiots is what we called the out of staters. I like the Q Tip thing, never heard of it before now but it sure fits!
     
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    As I recall - the guy said that if they weren’t a “Q Tip“ then they were either a “Prune” or a “Raisin” depending on the degree of wrinkling. He was heartless with his sense of humor.
     
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    Cotton tops is the one I heard.
     
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    My friend came back from his dad's place down in Florida and referred to it as 50 shades of grey!:lol:
     
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    I lived in the Tampa area for a year. Silver Alerts for “blue hairs” that went for a drive and not shown back up were regular.
     
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    When we say the pledge of allegiance to the flag at Oakland County Sportsmans Club on meeting nite looks like an open box of Q-TIPS!! And not many "flat belly kids" any more!!
     
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    Check out "Florida Man" memes. As in, "Florida man killed by alligator while attempting to retrieve wristwatch from gator's stomach"
     
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    Those old folk communities down in FLA, we used to call them Gods waiting room.
     
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    My parents spent winters in a Florida retirement community for 18 years. We would go visit a few times a year. Never heard the term Q Tip, but it cracked me up because it's true.
     
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    Or High Cotton
     
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    You can always tell the ones that are former car salesmen. Their teeth are whiter than a toilet bowl and they'll jaw your ear off.