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    I’ve come up with sayings pretty much all my adult life. A few of my friends started calling them Cooperisms. Here are the top 10 in my opinion:
    1. Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll quit showing up to work.
    2. If you find yourself always surrounded by idiots, look in the mirror to find the common denominator.
    3. A small accomplishment out trumps a big dream everytime.
    4. If you always walk with a bounce in your step, people behind their privacy fences will think you’re riding a pony and be jealous.
    5. Reality is only there for those not strong enough to live in my fantasy world.
    6. Ignore imperfections in others and your own will remain a secret to you.
    7. Even if you were walking on egg shells, they’d break. So quit being so timid and go make some omeletes
    8. When someone says they are not laughing at you, they’re laughing with you, look in a mirror. If you don’t see a smile, I have bad news for you.
    9. Never judge a book by its cover, unless of course if the pages are blank, in which case look the cover over really good.
    10. There is a fine line between being over optimistic and being a lunatic.

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    Hey those are really good, got a good chuckle… not trying to hi-jack thread but I will add a couple…

    Never go looking for trouble.. cause it will find you soon enough…

    and one from my father who was a high school teacher for 35 years…about some of his students…

    You don’t breed rats and get racehorses…

    good post…

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    Quote by: iowa+veteran

    4. If you always walk with a bounce in your step, people behind their privacy fences will think you’re riding a pony and be jealous.

    Love this one!

    Avatariowa veteran
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    If someone calls you and asks, “May I ask you a question?” and you answer “Yes”, hang up really quick or they will ask you ANOTHER question!

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    If we had some ham we could have some ham & eggs if we had some eggs!

    Never trust someone with two first names!

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    Quote by: iowa+veteran

    If someone calls you and asks, “May I ask you a question?” and you answer “Yes”, hang up really quick or they will ask you ANOTHER question!

    My standard response to “Can I ask you a question” is “Didn’t give me much choice there, did ya?” Confuses the heck out of some people.

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    Sometimes, just to confuse people, I like to throw out a rhetorical answer.

    (That’s an answer you really didn’t expect a question to.)

    Walk up to a bunch of your friends as they discuss hunting or fishing and blurt out “The cosine of Pi”. When they all give you that blank stare, say “Don’t worry about it, that was a rhetorical answer.”

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    If one of your friends (or wife) starts telling a story, interrupt and ask them “is this going to be a long story”? Usually elicits a few laughs.

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    Tag soup is an acquired taste, but stupid shot stew tastes bad every time.

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    I like those 😀 Cooperismitis could catch on 😉

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    Never gamble or shoot pool against a guy who is named after a city.

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    You’ll never see a man more relaxed than one who has just returned from fishing.

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    Never trust a fart :mrgreen:

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    If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

    Avatariowa veteran
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    Nothing like a hijacked thread. A lot of these others I’ve heard before.

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