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Offline Catherine Lea

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The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:34:30 AM »
Here's mine: I was researching the logistics of buying and selling one of the SkyHawk fighter planes  the New Zealand government had up for a sale a few years back. I was fortunate enough to have a friend whose husband was in the NZRAF who could give me pointers, however, I'd been out with them one night for dinner, along with my friend's father-in-law, and as they dropped me off, I was asking how many containers you'd need, and what the security arrangements would be for the plane - y'know, just clearing up a few deets, and left it at that.

I found out later that after I'd gotten out of the car that the FIL turned to my friend's husband and said, "What is she? Is she a spy?"

Oh, the lives we lead.

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Re: The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 12:56:20 PM »
Back in the day when the Internet was ore difficult of access I did a lot of research in lirbaries. Researching native American mysticism, I searched for Carlos Castenedas' Journey to Ixtlan. I found it finally in the travel section.

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Re: The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »
If I told you...
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Re: The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 05:09:01 AM »
If I told you...

Ooh, I know how that ends. :)

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Re: The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 07:03:02 AM »
Well, a word of advice, keep the safe search option ON when using Google at work.

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Re: The Rigors of Research - What's Your Funny Story
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 10:10:04 AM »
Well, a word of advice, keep the safe search option ON when using Google at work.

Agreed. Nothing worse than someone catching you looking up something and misinterpreting it due to some of the content. They always disbelieve when I said, "It's for work! I swear!"

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