Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stagecoach Technology!

I've been thinking that maybe we could get in on the transportation infrastructure subsidy gravy train.

My unemployed girlfriend has two horses and history shows that horses can haul goods if given the opportunity. Win win!

We'd probably need some banking advice to get us started though. That's where Wells Fargo comes in.


Passengers crowded into coaches caused conditions that prompted Wells Fargo to post these rules in each coach for passenger behavior:

  • Abstinence from liquor is requested, but if you must drink share the bottle. To do otherwise makes you appear selfish and unneighborly.
  • If ladies are present, gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the gentler sex.
  • Chewing tobacco is permitted, but spit with the wind, not against it.
  • Gentlemen must refrain from the use of rough language in the presence of ladies and children.
  • Buffalo robes are provided for your comfort in cold weather. Hogging robes will not be tolerated and the offender will be made to ride with the driver.
  • Don't snore loudly while sleeping or use your fellow passenger's shoulder for a pillow; he or she may not understand and friction may result.
  • Firearms may be kept on your person for use in emergencies. Do not fire them for pleasure or shoot at wild animals as the sound riles the horses.
  • In the event of runaway horses remain calm. Leaping from the coach in panic will leave you injured, at the mercy of the elements, hostile Indians and hungry coyotes.
  • Forbidden topics of conversation are: stagecoach robberies and Indian uprisings.
  • Gents guilty of unchivalrous behavior toward lady passengers will be put off the stage. It's a long walk back. A word to the wise is sufficient.
That's some fantastic advice. We might even be able to think up some advice to offer in exchange.

February 17, 2011
Homeowner Forecloses on Wells Fargo

Eventually Wells got around to cutting Rodgers two checks—but still didn't respond in writing, as required by law.

So Rodgers, at this point plainly annoyed, "turned to the Philadelphia sheriff's office to initiate a sale of the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in Philadelphia."

As a consequence of the action, Wells owed him another 50 dollars—for the cost of initiating the sale.


mab said...

Lots of posts recently! Did you automate the process? ;)


If there were any justice in the world, WFC would be a zero right now.

Stagflationary Mark said...


"Lots of posts recently! Did you automate the process? ;)"


My PS3 was playing without me. The 24 hour race was just interrupted by an AUTOMATIC game update with less than an hour to go though. All progress lost. No joke.

I think I slipped into "altermatic" universe!

GawainsGhost said...

Stagecoach deflation? You might be on to something there, Mark. Check this out.

League executives forced to give up their free seats and watch the game on tv in a tent, in order to placate displaced paying fans whose temporary seats were deemed unsafe by the fire marshal hours before the game.

A 2 1/2 hour line for the VIP Tailgate party, because stadium attendants were too busy inside trying to figure out where to seat 1250 displaced fans, 400 of which ended up with no seat at all.

The daughter of the Saints owner denied her limo ride from the airport to the hotel.

Poor sound quality during the halftime show due to budget cuts on equipment, not to mention a band that totally sucked.

Aggravated and unsatisfied corporate sponsors now threatening to boycot the Super Bowl.

All this during the premier event in sports. Good Lord, what a mess.

First comes stardom, then comes a lounge act.

The NFL is teetering on the brink of disaster, what with this labor dispute following a seating fiasco. But then that's what happens when you let Jerry Jones host a party.

CP said...

Stagecoaches - ha!

getyourselfconnected said...

24 hours of Lemans on PS3?

Stagflationary Mark said...

We're past stagecoaches now.


Stagflationary Mark said...


There are a variety of races within the game and a ton of cars to choose from.

Based on who your hero is, I'd think you'd really like the game.

Anonymous said...

Peak Oils means you could actually make money doing this. Plus I hear the Japanese will pay big bucks for actual stagecoach road apples.