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#1 User is offline   Eclectic Penguin 

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:38 AM

... a colleague brings out their tupperware lunch box and you automatically reach for your pen to sign the log book.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:46 AM

.... when you nick your five year old's lunch box to use as a cache and give him food bags instead! Oh wait a minute ... those food bags are needed to put the logbook and pencil in! Sarnies wrapped in newspaper? ;)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:57 AM

Can't walk down a road/lane/path without thinking.... hmmm that'll be a good place for a cache!

:lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:07 AM

You can't go anywhere with out either saying 'there's a cache over there' or 'that would be a great place for a cache' to anyone your with!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:34 AM

...you type in your home co-ords and not the phone number...

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:04 AM

You don't have a clean shirt for work on Monday morning ....

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  Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:06 AM

Actually, I have thought a little -

You spend your lunch hour on this forum because you have done all the caches in the area and this is the closest you can get to a caching-fix...

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:46 AM

when you sleep fully dressed in your night vision goggles: just in case Eckington has emailed you with a new cache ..... and ..... the missus does as well!!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:50 AM

LMAO! Sorry Eckers! :)

:) :lol: :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:49 AM

...when you automatically head down the food storage isle of you local supermarket.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:15 AM

your idea of decorating the Christmas tree is to conceal all the presents at it's foot, beneath a camo covering of tinsel, or else you hide them in the garden with co-ords and a clue.

edited to add : you forget how to spell 'cash' (whassat?)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:56 AM

You are watching TV and think 'That's a beautiful place, I wonder where the nearest cache is?'

Happened during 'Sea of Souls' last night :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

When www.geocaching.com or www.geocacheuk.com is set as your home page on your PC
just like mine is :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:00 AM

Or better still, when you purposely take the kids to McDonalds to buy them a happy meal so you can pinch the toy to use as a swap. :) :lol: :) :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:33 AM

You leave the pc and First To Find running overnight, with the volume cranked right up - - just in case.....

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:28 AM

You give directions by which caches are passed, instead of which pubs are passed.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:32 AM

...you start having nightmares about muggled caches.

(this dream was also weird - muggled trigpoints too :lol: )

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:56 AM

:lol: Some of these sound scarily familiar. www.geocaching.com is my homepage and everywhere I go I say 'there's a cache over there!' (it really annoys my parents when I'm out with them).

Some more things that I do :( :

When I go to a conference or training visit, I always try to pick a hotel within walking distance of at least one cache - doesn't matter if it's near the training venue or not!

When I go in B&Q or similar shops, I look for ideas for 'unusual' cache containers.

Once, in a supermarket, I asked an assistant where the Geocaches were. When they didn't understand, I was genuinely confused for a moment or two.

All of these are true. Sad, I know. :)

Edited to add: ooh, yes, forgot to say, when I drive past one of my own caches, i always say 'hi' to it and wave. :) :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:04 PM

When you suddenly realise that you have more names and numbers of fellow cachers in your phones address book than you for your friends and family :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:15 PM

When the children stop asking 'what are we doing at the weekend?' and ask 'what are the co-ords?' :blink: instead....ohhhh and 'can I bring a friend????' :mad: :blink: :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:19 PM

.. when you sort through your pockets at the checkout at the supermarket and can only offer Geocoins.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

:rolleyes:

Is that Signal holding a (Geo)Cornetto?
Ahh I want one!

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:27 AM

you get yourself a pitza delivery job so you can save up to buy yourself a new gps which i have and its great

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:24 AM

The Easter Egg hunt you organise for your nephews involves the use of GPs units and is in the form of a Multi.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 12:35 PM

When you automatically look around to ensure that you are not being observed before opening your lunch box at work. :)

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:11 PM

when the 1st weekend you have free to have lunch with your non caching friends is more than 4 months away because of caching commitments and camping events... THEN, when you DO meet them, you do caches on the way AND the way back...

Oops - sorry to all my friends and relatives who routinely ask for "an appointment" with me during the summer.

In work I ALWAYS spell "cash" cache!!!!

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:15 PM

View Postpirate_matt, on Apr 20 2007, 03:07 AM, said:

You can't go anywhere with out either saying 'there's a cache over there' or 'that would be a great place for a cache' to anyone your with!


Guilty!

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:42 PM

...you routinely gauge everyday object for their suitability as cache containers.

...you bemoan the fact that Tesco have increased the size of their plastic A5 and A6 notepads because they are now too long for most lock-n-locks.

...you spend more money on trinkets and swaps than you do on fruit and veg.

...you have considered buying a hi-vis jacket to aid urban cache retrieval.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:17 AM

View PostPopUpPirate, on Apr 22 2007, 11:42 PM, said:

...you have considered buying a hi-vis jacket to aid urban cache retrieval.

I already have one :laughing:

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:46 AM

Haffy said it best....

Obsessive Compulsive Cache Craving Syndrome or OCCCS

OCCCS

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:43 AM

You know your addicted to caching when You top search query on Google is "cacher of the month". Now with the advent of Google History I can confirm that I am addicted. :-)

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:52 AM

View Postmollyjak, on Apr 20 2007, 04:56 PM, said:

You are watching TV and think 'That's a beautiful place, I wonder where the nearest cache is?'

Happened during 'Sea of Souls' last night ;)


You are watching TV and say there is a cache there... and then you can even name the cache!

Yes I have done that once or twice!
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 02:48 AM

Watched an episode of "Foyle's War" a while back. His lady driver, Sam, walked right past one of my "Your Mission.... " cache locations. If she'd have put her hand out, she'd have touched it.
Trouble is.... she was supposed to have been in a village on the south coast, near Hastings when in fact she was in Standon, in Hertfordshire.... :rolleyes: ;)

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 03:38 AM

View PostPharisee, on Apr 24 2007, 11:48 AM, said:

If she'd have put her hand out, she'd have touched it.


Which is better than we managed on three separate visits :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:54 AM

when your party invitations include GPS coordinates

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:08 PM

You know You are addicted when... all your friends and relatives routinely ask..'how is the geocaching going?' and You raid the kids toy cupboard for swaps. :lol:

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

... when your favourite photo of you and your partner features a geocache on the ground between you.

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