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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    Developer nicknames

    Here are some nicknames of some developers I have dealt with over the years. They're self explanatory. Any more?

    Jabba the Hut
    The Weasel
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    #### the Florist is called #### the Pollutist
    Baby Man was a developer rep who was so frustrated with us he sat down on the ground and just about cried.

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    Scary Larry
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    Seriously, there is a local developer whose last name is Weiner (pronounced like 'whiner' - and sometimes mispronounced 'weener'....either way, though.....). What clever nickname could one possibly give this guy?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I had a County Commissioner who used to refer to one of our notorious loop hole exploiters as, "DAMN DEMON DEVELOPER DARREL".
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    We used to call the mom & pops who own land and thinking it was easy money to develop it - "IRA" - meaning I Are A Developer

    Others in the profession were called a$$hole or f*#@head. (BigOwl, you probably dealt with them too).
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    i have one group that we call "the brat pack" and "the frat boys"

    but they're cool, actually

    i call abutters who have never taken part in any government process but suddenly find themselves an angry abutter "joe-six-pack"

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    We have a developer that we nicknamed "Greased Lighnin'" because he's got this greasy hair that reminds me of that movie. He knows we call him that and has a great sense of humor...too bad his developments suck.

    We call another developer "Trump" because he fires his engineers when they don't give him the answer he wants.

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit
    We used to call the mom & pops who own land and thinking it was easy money to develop it - "IRA" - meaning I Are A Developer

    Others in the profession were called a$$hole or f*#@head. (BigOwl, you probably dealt with them too).
    I could imagine who you are talking about

    well we have one that Skipper be calls everyone little buddy and we also call him Commander McBragg because of his outlandish stories.

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    Cpf

    We have one landowner/developer we call "Crazy popcorn farmer." He believes that when you have your tv on a satellite dish "they" can watch you when you are watching tv.
    WALSTIB

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    He believes that when you have your tv on a satellite dish "they" can watch you when you are watching tv.
    How else would they know how many people are watching each show?
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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