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Jun 8, 2021 12:57:18   #
Chefgrw Loc: Ocean shores, WA
 
Went to the local convenience store to buy night crawlers for fishing. They were marked at 2 dollars. The guy at the cash register said that will be $2.18. I said "I thought there was no sales tax on food in this state". He said "this isn't food, it's fish bait". I asked "if I eat one will you waive the sales tax?" No, but nice try.

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Jun 8, 2021 13:05:40   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Chefgrw wrote:
Went to the local convenience store to buy night crawlers for fishing. They were marked at 2 dollars. The guy at the cash register said that will be $2.18. I said "I thought there was no sales tax on food in this state". He said "this isn't food, it's fish bait". I asked "if I eat one will you waive the sales tax?" No, but nice try.


Well a box of 12 night crawlers for 2 bucks = .1666666 cents apiece. So you would have saved 2 cents.
I think I would rather have the extra night crawler for bait. But that's "My" 2 cents.

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Jun 8, 2021 14:25:41   #
lil mutt Loc: North Texas
 
Night crawlers are too skinny. You don't get much taste outa one . I like the big old worms you dig around the septic tank. They have a lot more flavor and they catch fish a lot better, too.

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Jun 8, 2021 15:04:38   #
fishyaker Loc: NW Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
 
That's a funny encounter...and quick wits on your part to make the suggestion to the clerk. I like that sense of humor!

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Jun 8, 2021 15:41:50   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Yes, but can you imagine the fellow who preferred those around his septic tank, they were much fatter and probably tastier! Just Sayin...RJS

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Jun 8, 2021 16:11:51   #
Randyhartford Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
Yes, but can you imagine the fellow who preferred those around his septic tank, they were much fatter and probably tastier! Just Sayin...RJS


No spaghetti for me tonight!! 😝😫

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Jun 8, 2021 16:16:07   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
Bad after taste tho

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Jun 8, 2021 20:30:52   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
These taste like S#*t!!!!!

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Jun 8, 2021 22:19:05   #
Jeremy Loc: Oregon
 
lil mutt wrote:
Night crawlers are too skinny. You don't get much taste outa one . I like the big old worms you dig around the septic tank. They have a lot more flavor and they catch fish a lot better, too.


Crappie?

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Jun 8, 2021 22:49:36   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Jeremy wrote:
Crappie?



I don't know how I missed that low hanging fruit.

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Jun 9, 2021 06:27:29   #
Able Man Loc: North Coast (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
I'd chewed up and swallowed a nightcrawler "on a dare", ONCE (while RIGHT phookin' TOASTY on booze, beer, wine and dope)... I heard about THAT, for the next 6 years,! (We were on an overnight camping/fishing trip way back in the late 1980's; I believe it was.)

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Jun 9, 2021 16:08:13   #
J in Cleveland Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 
In 4th grade we read How to Eat Fried Worms in class. I had a worm farm and began eating then like the character in the book. I’ve easily consumed 50 night crawlers. The taste like chewy dirt!

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Jun 9, 2021 16:21:14   #
Stuff Loc: South Shore Ma
 
Back in the late 50's Sheldon and I would go fishing at Tar Wharf on Dorchester Bay. We would go to to A-1 Bait Shop on Dot Ave. Seaworms were about $1.50 a dozen. We didn't have enough $$$ The owner said I'll tell you what!! bring me 6 dozen nightcrawlers and I'll give you a dozen seaworms in exchange. When we went fresh water fishing we would get crawlers at night with flashlights at St. Peters Rectory because they watered the lawn every other day and we reached thru the iron fence and picked them up. So we got 6 dozen and got our dozen seaworms in trade. We did this several times til on one morning the bait shop was closed so we went to Tar Wharf with the night crawlers!!
Duh!! Caught as many fish with them as with seaworms!!! Dumb young kids!! Now we are Dumb Old Farts!!
Still love telling each other fish stories!!
Stuff

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Jun 9, 2021 18:26:26   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
I never imagined so many people eat worms. How bout on a pizza or in a omelet?

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Jun 9, 2021 19:52:54   #
Able Man Loc: North Coast (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
mistred64 wrote:
I never imagined so many people eat worms. How bout on a pizza or in a omelet?


I'll be quite honest with you about that idea, mistred64... I'll let you have MY share of THAT dinner (or breakfast, or; what-have-you)!!!

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