Jumble Spoiler – 03/15/17 (The Ides of March)

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Visual Description:  Pedestrian scene.


Clue/Question:  Customers arrived at the new shoe store – – –

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Answer:  ON FOOT

(Classic, stinky pun.  Kinda like the gym socks you’d leave in the gym locker all year!  Pee-yew!  They could nearly walk off on their own. 

There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We have seen “faret” before.  No complaints with the answer letter layout.  With such a short, obvious answer, it really didn’t make much a difference anyway.  The cartoon is great, with the Chicago skyline in the background, and Jeff’s classic slacker wearing the WILCO tee shirt.  It’s also a nice little tribute to Jeff’s daughter!  A good no-brainer for the day after the March blizzard of 2017!

I need to express an apology to the two ladies at the ShopRite parking lot, on Monday.  It was the day before the blizzard, and I went out to get rock salt for the sidewalk and driveway, plus a few groceries.  It was still early enough where there were still plenty of parking spaces, and I pulled into one two rows from the store.  The car in front of me started to pull out, so I checked to see that there was no one waiting to take her spot, and I proceeded to pull forward into her spot.  It’s always nice to be able to pull out of a spot without having to back up!  As I get out of my car, I notice the lady still hasn’t made the final turn to leave, and she rolls down her window and says:  “That’s not nice.”  Then, I see a car, that must have just pulled up, with a lady exclaiming:  “Really?”  I said:  “You’ve got to be kidding me!”  The first lady said:  “She wanted the space.”  Since I was already out, and the car was locked, I said:  “She can go around and take the space I just came from.”  They continued the guilt trip, so I threw my hands up in the air, and I said:  “J.F.C.!  I’ll move it.”  I think some/most of you can figure out what J.F.C. stands for.  If not, too bad.  As I go back to my car to back up for her, she yells:  “Never mind.”  and pulls off.  I didn’t feel bad for getting the space, and I still don’t, but I do feel bad about the way that I reacted.  I don’t think that I “stole” the second lady’s spot, because no one was there when I made my move, but I easily could have been more gracious, kept my mouth shut, and just got back in my car, to give her the spot.  I think I just over-reacted to what I perceived to be their over-reaction.  Anyway, I regret my actions, and I’m putting my apology out into the ether . . . net.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/15/17 (The Ides of March)”

  1. 1 Colltales March 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Too bad those two ‘ladies’ just put out of contract on you. I guess that’s it; it was very nice to meet you but please don’t mention anything about me. I’ve heard they specialists in the use of nail-pulling pliers and electrodes. Good luck old chap.

  2. 2 unclerave March 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Hey, ladies! My friend Wes has been telling me that I need to be more assertive. So, I guess you could say that it’s all HIS fault! LOL! — YUR

  3. 3 Barb March 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Don’t worry Unc, there is a lot of over reaction these days. We are none of us perfect, eh? Still love ya!

  4. 4 lwc March 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Let me put on my male chauvinist hat for a minute.

    There was nothing technically wrong with the way you took that spot. It was vacant at the moment you arrived.

    The two women apparently made an implicit agreement for that spot, but the arriving lady decided to circle the lot expecting the departing lady would be gone when she got back to it. However, you showed up just as the lady pulled out and took the spot. That’s what you were supposed to do.

    Your failure, however, is that you were an inconsiderate man who failed to read the minds of two women that you didn’t know, didn’t see up close, but who had and understanding with each other.

    In other words, you were being a normal man, an inconsiderate jerk who refuse to use your intuition to know that some woman must be expecting that spot, even though there was no apparent evidence of for you to know.

    I think the condition is terminal so you’ll just have to live with it.

  5. 5 unclerave March 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I wasn’t trying to take it in that direction, lwc, but I have to admit that there might have been a *hysterical* element to it. — YUR 😉

  6. 6 unclerave March 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Thanks, Barb! — YUR

  7. 7 Barb Taylor March 16, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Ha! My dear late husband used to often use the quip by Tim Allen: if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one to hear it, is the husband still wrong? Of course the answer is s resounding YES. But I never believed that although many women do. 😏

  8. 8 lindalee April 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Good jumble Guyz!

    Unc, I’ve done the same thing. Waited on a car so I could do a pull through. Get all set to have someone jump me when I get out of the car. They had been nowhere in site. Sometimes you can’t win. And, the JHC was clear! LL

  9. 9 lwc April 15, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Uncle Rave,

    Listen to this Freakonomics Radio podcast about the problems of urban parking. It’s complicated !

    “Parking Is Hell”:



  10. 10 unclerave April 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks, lwc.

    I try never to go anywhere when I know there’s going to be a problem parking. I hate the mentality of so many/most people when it comes to parking. People have this predator/stalking mentality that raises questions – at least to me – as to how evolved we really are as a species. I usually park a few safe rows away from the prime spots, just so I don’t have to contend with the crazies. It keeps the stress level down, and I benefit from walking however many more yards!

    — YUR

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