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A Case of GAS

 
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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: A Case of GAS Reply with quote

ScaryCary came across this GeoCaching test. I'm definitely ready for GAS HOG! 





By John M. Hebert , aka Opa&PK



Psychologists have noticed a new and alarming trend, the growing number of people afflicted with GAS (Geocaching Addiction Syndrome).



Someone once said that, since one out of every three people suffers from some sort of mental/emotional malady, take a look around at two people near you. If they look okay, it must be you. Take the following test:





  1. Do you haunt the geocaching Web site, searching for yet another new one in range of your house or job so you can charge out and claim the FTF award?

  2. Do you own a Magellan GPSr but suffer from Garmin envy? Or vice versa?

  3. Do clerks at three or more dollar stores know you by name?

  4. Do you wake up early in the morning, planning your next caching sortie using methods which the makers of "Ocean's 12" would kill to learn?

  5. Are you painting little cache symbols on the side of your minivan, like fighter pilots used to for official "kills?"

  6. Is your alarm usually set for oh-dark-thirty in your quest for "just one cache" on the way to work?

  7. Do you sometimes call in sick, with the phone in one hand and a GPSr in the other?

  8. Are you trying to design a utility belt like Batman's?

  9. Do you have a hard hat complete with miner's lamp?

  10. When designing a cache, do you often refer to your autographed copy of Army Field Manual 5-31 (Booby Traps)?

  11. Have you decided just how to attach that film can (painted white) to a polar bear's collar, to make the cache a 5/5?


If you answered "yes" to two or more of the above, you probably have GAS; at the minimum you are a cacheaholic. If you answered "yes" to five or more, you should seek professional help. After all, in a country riddled with "syndromes," why should cachers be different?



Fortunately, GAS HOG (Geocaching Addiction Syndrome, Helping Others Group) can arrange for you to consult with a Tibetan medicine man. Among other things, he may be able to use acupuncture to relieve the GAS pressure.



That's normally followed by a 12-step multi-cache rated 6/6. Any survivors consider themselves cured.



And may the Lord have mercy on your soul.



-- Edited by TurdleEggs at 11:17, 2005-08-27

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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 500
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Sep 13, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: RE: A Case of GAS Reply with quote

 lol ... that's one place skaven hasn't put a film cannister ... hey polarbeardiggers, can you wear a collar for a while?



dani



 



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polarbeardiggers



Joined: 22 Mar 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 22, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

four years later ," I'm just getting the joke now,lol".
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