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Precisely why whenever someone mentions the extra weight I put on I bring up how active I was until I blew my knee out playing soccer... three years ago...
I one got a day off for a scraped knee because I had a doctor friend give me the full medical name of it, confused my boss something terrible
Broke my ankle almost 7 months ago... the sympathy was NOT worth it! I'm not totally healed (it was a very bad break...), but I'm a lot better than most people seem to think. "Are you okay to walk for 10 minutes?" "I walked home yesterday... took me an hour. I think I'll be good.)Whenever the sympathy dies down, though, I show them my awesome surgical scars. It's not a good story if you don't gots the scars to back it up!
It is possible to date the creation of this panel accurately between the era when zeroes went from "slashed" to "not slashed" and before they changed the spelling of "accesorize" to add the second "s". ;-)
(Of course, if I were a true Grammar Nazi, I would have put the period inside the quotes, but the Computer Geek in me overrides the Grammarian, and I just think the text is easier for automated parsing when the delimiters are directly around the object.)
Or you could date it using the 'Copywrite2004' down the bottom.
Amy may be on to something -- perhaps we should assess both indicators, just to be safe.
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