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Old 02-27-2008, 10:46 AM
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Nowadays they pump their own gas. Just sayin'

Living in L.A. (1980s), filling my car, Michael Gross ("Family Ties") filled his at the next pump. Nice guy.
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So I guess you're excluding virtually all recent (and even some of the old-timers) Canadian actuaries. Pretty much everyone here seems to come out of an actuarial math/science program. And it seems to me that if you major in that it's not really a fall-back field!
Canadians excluded, of course. Completely different ballfield up there, eh.
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I'm sick of being excluded!!
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I'm sick of being excluded!!
You'll have to make up your own generalizations about canadian actuaries. I don't know enough about the geographic differences, except that it is nearly required to have an act-sci degree with many exams in order to get an entry-level job, due to the supply > demand.
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Agreed. Replace *ballfield* with battlefield above.
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Agreed. Replace *ballfield* with battlefield above.
Replace battlefield with hockey rink.
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Replace battlefield with hockey rink.
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SOFTBALL????? Only nerds play that game.
I think softball leagues are more likely to be coed than baseball. Could that be what's scaring you?

Seriously, what could be more fun than a sport that practically includes beer? It's like outdoor bowling .
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I think softball leagues are more likely to be coed than baseball. Could that be what's scaring you?

Seriously, what could be more fun than a sport that practically includes beer? It's like outdoor bowling .
16 inch softball in Chicago is mainly all guys and gets somewhat competitive. I'm not saying it takes the most athleticism to compete out there, but it takes skill.

Outside of Chicago, which is the capital of 16 inch softball, I can see why people would form these views.
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16 inch softball in Chicago is mainly all guys and gets somewhat competitive. I'm not saying it takes the most athleticism to compete out there, but it takes skill.

Outside of Chicago, which is the capital of 16 inch softball, I can see why people would form these views.
Yeah, to see how far some can still hit that ball once it starts getting kind of mushy is amazing. There are plenty that aren't particularly athletic in general (can't run for anything, for instance) that can drive the ball an incredible distance.
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