Things I've learned the hard way . . .(Part 2)

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I was reading an article about film processing and it reminded me of this one from a long, long time ago -

When I was in high school, back when the dinosaurs roamed, I took a photography course and wound up shooting, processing and printing my own Tri-X Pan film. It was very satisfying to see those images slowly emerge in the tray from a blank sheet of photo paper.

Anyway, this process involved some nasty chemicals. It turned out that I spent a little too much time with my right hand immersed in one of those chemicals, and I would up with a large, pus-filled blister on my thumb that lasted for a couple of weeks. I always used tongs after that.

I had a similar skin reaction and developed contact dermatitis from it. About 2 weeks later it was healed. Back in those days, PPE wasn't pushed much and the tongs managed to damage the paper so most of us bare handed it.
 

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"Intelligent people are often open to new ideas and perspectives. They don't cling stubbornly to their beliefs, but are willing to consider other viewpoints and adjust their thinking when presented with new information.

They understand that the world is complex and multifaceted, and they're not afraid to challenge their own assumptions and beliefs."

Going through a career re-training/job hunt. The career counselor gave me a MBTI/Myers–Briggs Type Indicator test which overall I conform to standard/accepted practices. That's been a hard wall to change as some ways have been in use and with known results. These days, that is ancient thought which adapting to new methods is slow on my uptake. :(
 

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Going through a career re-training/job hunt. The career counselor gave me a MBTI/Myers–Briggs Type Indicator test which overall I conform to standard/accepted practices. That's been a hard wall to change as some ways have been in use and with known results. These days, that is ancient thought which adapting to new methods is slow on my uptake. :(
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Don't buy different shoes that look alkie.

I have 2 pairs of slip on shoes that at 5:30am look just alike.
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So Tuesday while walking around my feet hurt a bit and one leg felt shorter. Next morning I was putting on my shoes and wondered why all of a sudden one leg is shorter than the other.
The pair on the top is about 1/4" taller than the pair on the bottom. Doh!! :ohgeez:
 
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Going through a career re-training/job hunt. The career counselor gave me a MBTI/Myers–Briggs Type Indicator test which overall I conform to standard/accepted practices. That's been a hard wall to change as some ways have been in use and with known results. These days, that is ancient thought which adapting to new methods is slow on my uptake. :(
Took that Myers-Briggs Personality test a couple of years back.
Turns out I'm a classic INFJ personality type. Literally there's only 1% or 2% of my kind out in the world. One, that explains a lot!!! Two, found out late in life. Can't help but wonder sometimes how things might have been, had I known much earlier.
 

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Don't buy different shoes that look alkie.

I have 2 pairs of slip on shoes that at 5:30am look just alike.
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So Tuesday while walking around my feet hurt a bit and one leg felt shorter. Next morning I was putting on my shoes and wondered why all of a sudden one leg is shorter than the other.
The pair on the top is about 1/4" taller than the pair on the bottom. Doh!! :ohgeez:
I made the same mistake just last week. Glad to know I'm not the only one who did this.
 

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Took that Myers-Briggs Personality test a couple of years back.
Turns out I'm a classic INFJ personality type. Literally there's only 1% or 2% of my kind out in the world. One, that explains a lot!!! Two, found out late in life. Can't help but wonder sometimes how things might have been, had I known much earlier.
I had to look up INFJ as I'm not familiar with the Myers-Briggs scale. I see a lot of positive traits in this personality type.
 

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i like ketchup on yellow rice
Oh! Take a tomato, heat it up thoroughly in a toaster oven (takes awhile). Peel it carefully afterwards. Cut it up on a plate. Throw away the eye of the tomato. Put the yellow rice on top of the tomato and its juices. Maybe add a couple of pork skewers of cooked meat.... That is delicious beyond belief. Literally just had that for dinner.
 

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I took that Meyers-Briggs thing several years ago for a class the boss was sending me to. It asked some of the same questions but used different words to ask it. "Do you like ketchup on your french fries?" as an example. Then "do you prefer your french fries with or without ketchup?" as another example. Not that it actually asked those questions. Being suspicious of "the man" I'd give a different answer on purpose. "You folks can't trick me into preferring Pepsi over Coke because I prefer RC" I thought.....

The tricky thing was they didn't care what your answers were. They "read" your reactions and when the class was nearly over they went over the results in an email and them sumb!tches had me down to a tee. I couldn't believe how accurate they were.
 

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