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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered Anonymous' question

OMG Ask.com question are now on Blurt, tell me it is not so!

If you not mature enough to know not to ask this type of question in this type of forum, your not mature enough to take part in what you're  asking about! 


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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered Otis Campbell's question

I've seen all of the Christmas specials too many times now!, and will do almost anything to watch something else!  I'm getting more into the Christmas spirit this year.  I decorated my shack in the sand every year up until 2007, put out 5,000 plus lights along the front fence, the house, and the garage.  … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered Nina Varganov's question

In Colorado starting January first some can choose when they die!  We will be an assisted sucicide state.  Basically, two doctors agree that your are terminal, there is a 30 day waiting period, and if you are still in agreement at the 30 day mark they give you a prescription for a fatal dose of … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered Otis Campbell's question

That is a warm front for us Otis!  I woke up this morning and it was 8 above.  No real snow here yet, I guess it because the constant 40 mph wind is keeping it North and West of Denver. We have had cold and about 10 minutes of snow flurries, so I'm ready for … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered JNicka Nicka's question

Mean is an understatement!  My grandfather told the family to go with him to America.  They didn't react quick enough, they were captured, and either worked to death or were given a group shower why, because they were Jews!  I Find IT hard To believe that People deny this atrocity happened. 

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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered Nicole Ashley's question

If you asked my parents about my music when I was a kid they would say: Loud, dosent make sense, rude, satanic, too much beat, with no lyrics, sounds like banging a live cat against a tin shed. 

Move forward one generation

Kids music today:  Loud, dosent make sense, rude, satanic, too much beat, with no … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Didge Doo's answer

I have similar problems but have been lucky. Most people stand back when I ask, though I occasionally get unneeded assistance.

I don't know how to answer your question. It's hard to find the balance between an affirmation and churlishness.

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Retiredkop Retiredkop answered

Thanks for the great answers!  I was at a meeting the other day as it ended I started to get up from a seated position when unbeknownst to me a person grabbed me from behind rather forcefully and decided that THEY were going to help me stand up.  This person knows I was a cop, … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Virginia Lou's answer

Dear RetiredKop,

I would say try to be patient, as much as you can...they are needing some way to show their love and concern...NOT you need them...if it REALLY gets too much, then try this: Point out a nearby window and say, "Oh, look at the hummingbird!"

...and while they are trying to find this (nonexistent) hummingbird, … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked dragonfly forty-six's answer

Well Sir, I think being kind has gone far enough. I would carry pepper spray and give them a warning growl. If the growl does not work, pepper spray them. If asked why you did such a thing, you could either feign dementia, or tell them that you feared for your life, in that they … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Angela Anthony's answer

If you haven't tried putting your palm up as a visual "stop" while you're stating no thank you, you may try that, sometimes people need a visual aid to help them understand....of course lowering your voice when you say no thank you will also have an effect.

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Rath Keale's answer

I'm sorry to hear this, Mr. Kop.

I suppose you could threaten to beat on them with your cane, but if you don't want to go that far, you could just whisper, 'no means no' and then ignore them. 

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Bikergirl Anonymous' answer

Well I suppose the recourse is to repeat the "no Thankyou" just a little more firmly.  Some people are a little more insistent and if they don't take the subtle hint .. Then be a little more agressive in terms of getting the message across.

I (for one) am always a little apprehensive to help … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked The Z.'s answer

I have a couple of random suggestions RK, maybe there is one you can use. (Note: I intend satire here, not to make light of your situation):

-Inform the overzealous samaritan you are also a leper.

-Have yourself a collection of shirts printed up with "Thanks, I Got This" across the chest.

-Practice your best Death … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Gator Blu's answer

I have friends and relatives that have similar issues. I have had to tell people to back off for them. My mother-in-law has macular degeneration. My brother-in-law, his wife, my husband and I took her out to dinner. She needed someone to read the menu for her. Her sons decided they just needed to order … Read more

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Retiredkop Retiredkop thanked Tiger Paws' answer

I'm sorry sir!  When someone tells me they can do it I back away. But some people think they know best. I do t know where the balance is either. But I want you to keep moving as long as you can.