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Do you have trouble staying on track?

     Sometimes----as much as I hate to do it----it is important to stay on one’s own side of the bed and staying on track may not be everything people rail about.

Keeping on track is easier than it seems

     I think this work crew probably has no trouble keeping “track” of things.  Well trained in all that they do, all they have to do is avoid the train and NOT stay on track when necessary.  Sometimes it is important to know when to stay on track and when not to.   They just have to keep track of the train schedule.

Charles Buell

 

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Comment balloon 24 commentsCharles Buell • March 30 2010 09:33PM
Do you have trouble staying on track?
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Sometimes----as much as I hate to do it----it is important to stay on one’s own side of the bed and staying on track may not be everything people rail about. I think this work crew probably has no trouble keeping “track… more
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American Dream or American Nightmare?
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I am caulking to YOU!
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I am a man who likes curves!
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Toilet Seat Wars------already at Bathrooms near you!
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New Inspector-proof Electrical Receptacles!
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It is just water over the damn!
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