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Orange Krusher 04-02-2013 08:52 PM

I am an Occupational Therapist and I do driving evals to evaluate if a patient can drive after a medical issue. Sometimes I have to adapt car if physical issues, sometimes I have to say "no more driving" if there are visual or cognitive issues. This one person tells me he has a brand new Hummer. I reply with "Oh no", he says "I know you own that orange Jeep out there so don't you start with me. Your CAR is just as bad as mine". I am a little confused so I replied with "huh?" He tells me my CAR guzzles just as much gas as his does. I than explain to him that I was not referring to gas but teasing him about Hummer vs. Wrangler and he did not know what I was talking about.

Another story, saw very elderly female patient get out of the passenger side of a 2D Wrangler. She was using a walker and had someone assisting her with walking every step of the way. Another patient asked her why she rides in such a big car. She said "I am not dead yet!"

_3m 04-02-2013 10:08 PM

I had just finished a shower and my then GF came in to use the toilet to find the seat and lid in the raised position. She had scolded me in the past over my inability to lower the lid and stated that she was really mad. During her rant I noticed a red towel behind her and grabbed it and placed it over her shoulders. She asked me what I was doing, I then explained that being mad wasn't good enough and now with her new red cape she was SUPER Mad!!

Orange Krusher 04-02-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by _3m (Post 3587267)
I had just finished a shower and my then GF came in to use the toilet to find the seat and lid in the raised position. She had scolded me in the past over my inability to lower the lid and stated that she was really mad. During her rant I noticed a red towel behind her and grabbed it and placed it over her shoulders. She asked me what I was doing, I then explained that being mad wasn't good enough and now with her new red cape she was SUPER Mad!!

Witty you are!

_3m 04-02-2013 10:26 PM

Ohhhhhh it gets me in quite a bit of trouble lol

Orange Krusher 04-02-2013 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by _3m (Post 3587367)
Ohhhhhh it gets me in quite a bit of trouble lol

Yes I did notice she was an ex!

_3m 04-03-2013 05:31 AM

Haha I wasn't even talking about that part. I was speaking in general

Cowgirlpunk 04-03-2013 07:38 AM

Ok here is a cute and funny story:


I ask my 2 year old if he wants to push his brother in the stoller....he walks over to jeeps bumper and proceeds to PUSH with all his might....then gave up and panted after a couple of seconds.....

I said push your brother not the jeep, silly kid.

Malebolgia 04-03-2013 11:24 AM

I took my fiance's nephew for a ride in the TJ with the top off. We told him not to stick his arms out the side, so when he wanted to point at something he put his hand under his chin to point at it with his arms pulled in as tight to his sides as he could get them. Ever since then he always refers to my Jeep as a "weewee cool wide" His Nana bought him a Polaris RZR power wheels and he refers to it as "his Jeep just like Uncle Steve's" He gets very upset if someone calls it something other than a Jeep lol. The force is strong with this one :)

Cowgirlpunk 04-03-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Malebolgia (Post 3589132)
I took my fiance's nephew for a ride in the TJ with the top off. We told him not to stick his arms out the side, so when he wanted to point at something he put his hand under his chin to point at it with his arms pulled in as tight to his sides as he could get them. Ever since then he always refers to my Jeep as a "weewee cool wide" His Nana bought him a Polaris RZR power wheels and he refers to it as "his Jeep just like Uncle Steve's" He gets very upset if someone calls it something other than a Jeep lol. The force is strong with this one :)

God bless the crazy things kids do....definitely makes the day interesting.

Orange Krusher 04-09-2013 08:14 PM

I took a sick coworker home yesterday. She commented that she knew I was outgoing but that she couldn't believe how many people I was waving at. I asked her if there was something in common with everyone I was waving at and to look at the people I was waving at. 5 minutes later she exclaims "Oh they are all Jeeps!" "That is so cool!"

Orange Krusher 04-13-2013 12:48 PM

So I left work one day this week.....it was raining. As I opened my door and climbed in, a huge amount of water rolled off of the soft top and dumped on my head. I only ever had this happen before going in/out if my tent. Thankfully I was going home and not to work!!!

Orange Krusher 04-16-2013 01:31 PM

I have noticed several times a car pulled over with an issue and a Wrangler driver there to assist. Today, a gentleman with a flat tire and a Wrangler driver was there changing it for him.

rivershark2005 04-18-2013 02:02 AM

When I was like 8 or 9, I was walking through downtown in my papaw's hometown. This guy, maybe early to mid forties, came up to my papaw and said, "Mr. Earl, can you loan me $10 so I can buy some food for my kids?" Papaw looked at him and made him promise he wasn't going to go to the liquor store with the money. The man swore up and down he wouldn't do that. Papaw took out his wallet and have the man his last $10 bill. The man immediately took off running for the liquor store about a half mile away. I looked up at him and said, "Papaw, you knew he was going to the liquor store. Why did you give him the money?" He looked down at me with a slight grin on his face and said, "I didn't give him the money because he's a good man. I did it because *I* am a good man."

I miss my papaw. But with his help, I have become the person I am today.

BlueRidgeYJ 04-18-2013 07:06 AM

So I go to buy a Coke, and before I get to the machine this gal comes bouncing up to it, her red hair flailing about. She couldn't have been a day over 7 and had that look in her eye, that look that says she had been waiting to come to town to get a Coke with the money she saved up as a hot-day treat. Well as I wait by the Jeep, I watch her plug her change into the machine, then eagerly mash her button of choice and wait... and wait.... and wait. No Coke. Another button - still no Coke. More buttons, more nothing.

Her bouncing abruptly stopped, her shoulders dropped, her red hair fell flat, and she hung her head as she turned to slowly walk back to her mama, without her reward.

I seriously thought I was going to cry, so I rushed over to the gal, pulled .60$ from my pocket, and handed it over with the biggest smile I could muster. As I gave it to her, I pointed at the other machine and told her to get one from it. She slowly reached out and took the money, plugged it in, mashed the button, and FWUNK, down drops a Coke. She picked it up (with both hands :) ), turned to me with absolute joy in her face, gave a heartwarming smile right into my core, and ran off without speaking a word to me at all - her hair once again bouncing all over as she did.

That smile is the best Thank You I have ever recieved and the .60$ is the best money I ever did spend.

Orange Krusher 05-15-2013 09:54 PM

On the way home today from work, a car in front of me by three cars veered off the road into some trees. He was ok but his car was totaled. Tree was blocking drivers door, trees on top and in his car. After all was done, I was walking to me JEEP and one of the firemen said, "seriously that is your JEEP. Nice!"

Orange Krusher 06-06-2013 09:43 PM

Got caught in the rain on the way home from work yesterday. Pulled in to a parking garage and couldn't get the top up. Had to call hubby to come help. As I was headed down Northwest HWY, a TJ came towards me and was giving me a look I couldn't read as we exchanged waves. He did a u turn and came up fast behind me blinking his lights. I thought I hadn't latched something down so I pulled over. He asked me if I was the orange Jeep trying to get it up in the Palatine parking garage. His friend's wife saw me struggling in the parking garage and told her hubby who told his friend who than decided to come help. I love JEEPERS!!!

bostiguy 06-11-2013 07:13 PM

Dam thread! I thought of this first thing when this happened to me the other morning.

While sleeping in bed early Sunday morning my 5 year old daughter came into our bedroom, used our bathroom and came out, tapped me to wake me up and said, "Dad, if I flush the toilet will it wake you up?"
I told her no so she went in to flush it.
Couldn't help but smile at that one....

Senior Chief 06-11-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Orange Krusher (Post 3760001)
On the way home today from work, a car in front of me by three cars veered off the road into some trees. He was ok but his car was totaled. Tree was blocking drivers door, trees on top and in his car. After all was done, I was walking to me JEEP and one of the firemen said, "seriously that is your JEEP. Nice!"

I'd forgotten his one until reading your thread. The guys from the local firehouse stock up at the same market I shop at, usually pulling up in one of their shiny engines. I was walking out with my groceries and notice several of the firemen admiring my Jeep. I chatted a bit and one of them said it was kind of cool that it's usually their truck that has a bunch of kids looking at it when they walk out. One of the others said, "We're just bigger kids"

Orange Krusher 06-26-2013 09:03 PM

This guy comes up to me at the gas station and says "I don't mean to be creepy but.....
my daughter is obsessed with orange jeeps"

He than asks me lots of questions and checks out my jeep!!

Orange Krusher 07-23-2013 10:41 PM

Driving home on a two lane fairly busy road. I pass 5 Wranglers and wave (4 wave back). I know there is a guy behind me in an Acura for most of the way (he was Mr. Antsy Pants). Keep in mind I have a zillion cars in front of me and a zillion cars coming head on. Eventually, the road becomes a four lane and I get in the right turn lane and he pulls up next to me to go straight. I am blaring my country music (not many folks listen to country in the chi town suburbs). I look to my left and can see his mouth moving and he is trying to get my attention. I turn down the radio and he says "I must know if you know all those Jeeps" "I notice your Jeep wave sticker". I explain it's a Jeep thing....

Hardermods 07-23-2013 11:19 PM

So I'm following this lady and her daughter out of a restaurant, they happened to be parked right next to me. As they get closer the daughter, probably like 5 yrs old, notices my Jeep without doors an a top. She turns to her mom an says "that car doesn't have any doors! Can I climb in it?" Her mom tells her no, then they see me getting into it and the little girl asks her mom "is he gonna fall out or does he have to wear a seatbelt?"

It was the cutest thing, she's defiantly a future Jeeper!

Orange Krusher 09-09-2013 10:39 PM

I was in Spain on vacation with my husband, his sis her husband and their two kids, + my father in law and the step wife. My 5 y/o nephew would say "there's a jeep" "go get its pic", and "that tire is almost as big as the one on your jeep," He also loves to hummer hunt!!!!

Orange Krusher 10-29-2013 11:25 AM

I have successfully influenced by 5 year old nephew on my husbands side and now 5 year old nephew on my side!!


So my sister has custody of a 5 year old little boy and is in process of adopting. I was out to see them in September (upstate NY). I knew this little boy quite well before my sister took custody. I was talking to my sister and parents last night on the phone and they informed me that he points out every jeep and says everyone must wave. He will point and say that jeep is like Aunt Jodie's (pointing to a Wrangler) and than he points to a Cherokee and says that jeep is like Aunt Jodie's.

GT500 10-29-2013 05:55 PM

The PO painted my TJ flame red and covered the hood with orange and yellow flames. It's a bit flashy for me but it's really grown on me over the years. A few years ago when it was still shiny and not covered in scratches I was driving slowly through a parking lot with the top down and overheard a small boy tell his mom. "Look Mom, A fire truck!" LOL.

BT 10-29-2013 08:37 PM

I had the top down and the doors off my YJ one day and parked it on the street while my buddy and I walked around a local festival. As I climbed out of the Jeep a little girl in the yard of the house I parked in front of started yelling "DUNE BUGGY!!! DUNE BUGGY!!! DUNE BUGGY!!!" over and over again. I laughed and thought to my self close enough.

ChasUGC 11-11-2013 11:21 PM

No story. But thanks for the smiles.

Kthulhu 12-02-2013 08:09 AM

My 7 year old son is a little on the small side and generally a quite, shy kid. One day last season my father comes to Zachary's mite hockey game. Late in the third period with their team trying to hold on to one goal lead there is a scrum in front of his net. With his goalie trying to tie the puck up and a large kid on the other team trying to whack it free Zachary comes across the crease and levels the kid.

The ref finally blows the whistle and proceeds to yell at my son. I don't know if the ref was more upset at the check or at the fact my son didn't seem too concerned about his yelling at him. Zach nonchalantly heads to the penalty box. The team is able to kill off the penalty and win the game by a goal.

So after the game my father takes Us out for breakfast. Over french toast my dad says " Zachary you can't check kids like that, you could have cost your team a goal while you were in the box. Why would you do that?"

Zach lifts his head, which is barely level with the tabletop looks at my father and say matter-of-factly "Pepere he was messing with my goalie"

My father looks at me and says, "Well what can I say to that!"

Yep, the kids gonna be a player

Kthulhu 12-26-2013 07:19 PM

So we're at the local winterfest in town two weeks ago and they had a meet and greet with Santa. So my 7 year old is in line and when it's his turn, he goes to sit on Santa's lap. "Ho ho ho, what would you like for Christmas" says Santa. My son leans in. "I know you're not the real Santa" "Of course I am" the guys says, "why would you think that?" "Well the real Santa would know my elf on the shelf" My wife and I look at each other like the jig is up. "Ho ho ho" says Santa without missing a beat, "That's an easy one, you're talking about Fred'" My kids jaw hit the ground as if to say "Holy Shit! It is Santa!" How the hell that guy pulled that out of his ass I'll never know because the kids actually named the elf Fred! I think my wife and I were more shocked than my kid!

Orange Krusher 12-26-2013 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Kthulhu (Post 7000497)
So we're at the local winterfest in town two weeks ago and they had a meet and greet with Santa. So my 7 year old is in line and when it's his turn, he goes to sit on Santa's lap. "Ho ho ho, what would you like for Christmas" says Santa. My son leans in. "I know you're not the real Santa" "Of course I am" the guys says, "why would you think that?" "Well the real Santa would know my elf on the shelf" My wife and I look at each other like the jig is up. "Ho ho ho" says Santa without missing a beat, "That's an easy one, you're talking about Fred'" My kids jaw hit the ground as if to say "Holy Shit! It is Santa!" How the hell that guy pulled that out of his ass I'll never know because the kids actually named the elf Fred! I think my wife and I were more shocked than my kid!

Wow!! Did you find time to ask him (Santa)!?!

bostiguy 12-26-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Kthulhu (Post 7000497)
So we're at the local winterfest in town two weeks ago and they had a meet and greet with Santa. So my 7 year old is in line and when it's his turn, he goes to sit on Santa's lap. "Ho ho ho, what would you like for Christmas" says Santa. My son leans in. "I know you're not the real Santa" "Of course I am" the guys says, "why would you think that?" "Well the real Santa would know my elf on the shelf" My wife and I look at each other like the jig is up. "Ho ho ho" says Santa without missing a beat, "That's an easy one, you're talking about Fred'" My kids jaw hit the ground as if to say "Holy Shit! It is Santa!" How the hell that guy pulled that out of his ass I'll never know because the kids actually named the elf Fred! I think my wife and I were more shocked than my kid!


Somewhere on the Santa forum he's bragging about this one....:worthy:


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