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FF:NZ Duel of the Fates - in the workplace!

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Kai_Halicon, Sep 18, 2002.

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  1. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Lame story of the week:

    Anyway, I was at work yesterday (i'm in the retail side of things) and a colleague of mine, who is also a SW nut appeared, bearing two of the extendable AOTC sabers he'd purchased from the Wharehouse for a costume party or something this weekends.

    Deftly, he throws me the green bladed one and proceeds to flick his wrist and extend the blue blade he carries.

    The scene is set and my collegue turns to me and bellows:

    "Now, young Jedi, you will learn the power of the Dark Side!"

    I chortle epically, but hey, this could be amusing right?

    The showroom is empty and there are no vehicles in the carpark, so we start going at it in a mock fight.

    Despite the flimsy plastic of the toy sabers, we actually start laying some good hits into each other. Disgruntled by a blow I land on his right shoulder (in an entourage similar to the Luke-Vader-Bespin fight), my co-worker lofts his lighsaber across the room at me.

    I duck and avoid the attack - after all, the Force IS with me.

    Unfortunately, the Force is NOT with glass display stand that the lightsaber collides with and shatters, leaving glass and stock all over the floor.

    We both turn to each other, somewhat dumbfounded.

    "We'll blame a customer's kid, right?" my colleague muses.

    ~ just another day at the office, ho-hum ~
  2. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Errr ... OK.

    Where exactly is the place, the men in white coats want to know. :p
  3. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    I can't really name the place, but most people know where i work for anyway.

    The best description is that is that is is a "retail showroom for communication technology."

    BTW, our bosses believed the excuse we gave.
  5. YouAgain Force Ghost

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  6. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I'm guessing your teachers believed the "dog ate my homework" excuse too. ;)
  7. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    good story ...

    this reminds me of a story I heard once about a guy who got pulled over for speeding in the States somewhere. (It's probably an urban legend, so fdon't quote me on it ...)

    So, anyway, this guy gets pulled over. As is the custom in the US, the guy stays in his car and the cop walks over to him.

    "May I see your liscence?" asks the cop.

    Thinking he has nothing to lose, and being a big SW fan, the driver states calmly "you don't need to see my licence" and gives his hand a little wave.

    Amazingly, the cop replies "I don't need to see your licence". OK, so the cop is a SW fan too ... lets see how far we can take this. "This isn't the car you're looking for". And sure enough the cop replies "this isn't the car I'm looking for". "Move along now" says the rather bewildered driver, and the cop echoes, and walks back to his cruiser as if nothing has happened. He drives off and that's the end of it.

    As I said, probably an urban legend, but a good'un nevertheless.
  8. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    LOL! [face_laugh] [face_laugh] What happened to his lightsaber? Was it damaged? :confused: :D
  9. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    UPDATE

    The saber came out sweet, a few scratches but nothing major.

    Replacement glass - $250.
    New wall mount bracket - $195.
    Crappy toy lightsaber - $29.95

    The power of the Dark Side - priceless.


    :D :D :D
  10. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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  11. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Okay, here's my 'lightsaber duel' story.

    My friend who sat next to me in Calculus class had these two brightly coloured transparent rulers. When class got boring ... which was every day, I would goad her into having a lightsaber duel. Whenever the other person hit you, you had to continue the duel without using that part of your body.

    So this one day, my friend was beating me worse than Vader beat Luke in ESB ... And I had lost both my arms. Refusing to surrender, I stuck the ruler in my teeth. Unfortunately, that's when the teacher decided to turn around. She didn't understand lightsaber ruler duels.
  12. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Nice one Kitt.

    Anyone else got any amusing SW anecdotes?
  13. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Me and my friend who is a star wars fan where in school and learning how to use them maori stick things while the teacher was not looking we staged a big lightsaber fight ( we do at my house alot any way) and it lasted for about 3 minutes and then the teacher came out of the class an told us off
  14. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    LOL @ Kitt! [face_laugh] Hey, I do have a long transparent ruler too, but it's a boring dark-ish blue, not light blue or green or purple. :(
  15. Amanda-Wa-Nobi Jedi Youngling

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  16. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    What Moorons !!!!

    Perhaps, but at least we can spell. :D
  17. PadawanLibby Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 30, 2002
    How about your a bunch of retards.No spelling mistakes in that, is there.
    Or are you unable to comprehend that.
  18. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Ooh, drama! :D ;)







    JP, would you mind cleaning this up a bit? Please? And edit the spelling mistake in the last post.
  19. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    //hears the peaceful sound of waves in the background ...

    Why don't we get back to some amusing Star Wars anecdotes?

    Lisa, why don't you tell them about the lengths we went to, to get those photos with Yoda at Armaggedon ;)
  20. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all....

    lets all take a deep breath and get this thread back on track.
  21. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Agreed, Graal.

    I just didn't appreciate the flaming, 'tis all.

  22. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Fair enough too Kai, working for who we do we get enough agro ;-)

    some of the other Newbies may want to be sure they have read and understood this though.

    Terms of Service
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Amanda-Wa-Nobi won't be bothering us for a while.

  24. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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  25. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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