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How DID it know?
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The salesman told it???
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The salesman told it???
Maybe.

If it was from the factory, it would be

"GOOD MORNING ARSEHOLE" wouldn't it?

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This is the only machine I want greeting me in the morning.
Otherwise I am the arsehole.
Otherwise I am the arsehole.
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Shebalba wrote:
This is the only machine I want greeting me in the morning.
Ah yes -- the Technivorm Moccamaster. The silliest of all coffeemaker names
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Ah yes -- the Technivorm Moccamaster. The silliest of all coffeemaker names
I think 'Nespresso Pixie' was already taken..

I agree with you though. Technivorm doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Nor does it sound appetizing.
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Mine are bipolar.
This one eggs me on.
This one eggs me on.
This one whispers, 'stay on the pipe.'
This one whispers, 'stay on the pipe.'
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Shebalba wrote:
This is the only machine I want greeting me in the morning.
$20, Wally-World.

Works a charm, too.
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JBacklund wrote:
How DID it know?
Don't take it personally, it's every owner.
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broken. they usually greet me broken.

to which I say: good morning, you filthy piles of junk. time to make you somewhat useable!
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to which I say: good morning, you filthy piles of junk. time to make you somewhat useable!
That's almost exactly how my mom greeted my brothers and myself nearly every school day morning.
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That's almost exactly how my mom greeted my brothers and myself nearly every school day morning.
My mom loved her four boys.

Never heard a negative word from her in my entire life.

We lost her in July, almost 97 years old.

Bill
Mom with my brother, Scott the last time I went to lunch with her. A man in the restaurant, Chowder Ted's, saw us with her and secretly paid for our lunch.
Mom with my brother, Scott the last time I went to lunch with her. A man in the restaurant, Chowder Ted's, saw us with her and secretly paid for our lunch.
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Mine sleeps with me
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My mom loved her four boys.

Never heard a negative word from her in my entire life.

We lost her in July, almost 97 years old.

Bill
Joking aside, I also never heard a negative word from her lips concerning her children...amazingly, including myself.

Born in 1927, she passed five years ago.

I'm sorry for your loss, as I am anyone's.
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Joking aside, I also never heard a negative word from her lips concerning her children...amazingly, including myself.

Born in 1927, she passed five years ago.

I'm sorry for your loss, as I am anyone's.
I knew that you were teasing us.

I just miss my mom.

Sorry for your loss, too.

Bill
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Mine sleeps with me
You're lucky, at least SOMEONE 'sleeps' with you.

But I'd be wary of those sharp edges.
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If I had a machine that greeted me like that I would find an open field, some gasoline and a match.
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Tierney...
How do you set fire to metal with petrol Facepalm emoticon
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If I had a machine that greeted me like that I would find an open field, some gasoline and a match.
Keep in mind that the owner of the bike can program it to say anything after that "GOOD MORNING/GOOD AFTERNOON" startup greeting.
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Keep in mind that the owner of the bike can program it to say anything after that GOOD "MORNING/GOOD AFTERNOON" startup greeting.
"If found, please return to Trixie".
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"If found, please return to Trixie".
Just as a general FYI, moving forward, my wife will no longer be addressed in forums as 'Trixie', but will be known as 'Sparky' instead.
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Does anyone else remember a radio program called "Big John and Sparky"? It was a Saturday morning kiddy show a LONG time ago. The theme music was The Teddy Bears' Picnic.
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Does anyone else remember a radio program called "Big John and Sparky"? It was a Saturday morning kiddy show a LONG time ago. The theme music was The Teddy Bears' Picnic.
Don't recall that one at all.
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When I was a wee one I used to walk quickly home from school for lunch for a peanut butter and banana sandwich with Lipton Chicken Noodle soup (my mother hated cooking) and there was a local show for kids on the radio that I always listened to; they regularly played the Teddy Bear's Picnic but sadly, I've forgotten the name of the guy that was the announcer but it was on CJOR.
"If you go out in the woods today you're in for a big surprise..."

My coffee pot is an elderly Jura and it's always annoyed to see me in the morning, judging by the racket it makes when it fires up. Push the little button on top and everybody wakes up.

My scooter has light bulbs and a horn. The coffee pot is smarter.
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Tor2ga wrote:
Does anyone else remember a radio program called "Big John and Sparky"?
My older brother (9 yrs older) had a Big John & Sparky 78 of a song called "Little Red Caboose." Some 65 years later, I can still sing it...and see the bright yellow record label as it spun dizzyingly around on a Zenith table model record player " ..with the Cobra-matic tonearm!"
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