There ought to be a law.......

Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:08 am

stovepipemike wrote:How about dealing with someone that does not know what they are doing and worse yet,does not even care.Mike


I'd get that all the time delivering coal, the biggest pet peeve I had was someone getting a shovel or hoe and slamming it on the chutes. They are aluminum and they would put a dent in it, that little dent turns into a hole shortly and then you have a $800 set of chutes that are scrap aluminum.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:55 pm

My LG (Lousy Garbage) room air conditioner RATTLES. It was amazingly fine this season until yesterday! Poke and shove and pull the face off it, finally get it to run quiet, then one minute later it starts rattling again. :mad:
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:26 pm

18-wheelers on secondary roads being driven like sports cars.
Or tailgating little cars on the highway.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:46 pm

They got me on this one yesterday. Went to the local supermarket as they had some stuff we needed on sale. They have store brand canned vegetables 12 cans for $4.68. Big display on the end of the aisle, they have 10 or more different types. We picked up 4 cases, 48 cans, some 12 were all the same, some mixed. After we leave the checkout, we kind of thought the total was somewhat high. Looking at the 5 ft. of receipt, we see certain cans weren't on sale so we were charged regular price. The checkout girl says, "oh,some of those are full price". The display was cases upon cases stacked on top of each and side by side, you had to dig to find any assortment. The ones on sale were 6-10 different styles and i guess they mixed in 3-4 varieties that were not on sale. It was a bait and switch no doubt.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:11 pm

rberq wrote:18-wheelers on secondary roads being driven like sports cars.
Or tailgating little cars on the highway.

If these little cars would get the F*** out of the middle lane ... or SPEED UP ... this would never be an issue. You slow us down, you cost us money .... we get pissed! What do you expect? MOVE OVER!!
SMITTY
 
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:35 am

SMITTY wrote:
rberq wrote:18-wheelers on secondary roads being driven like sports cars.
Or tailgating little cars on the highway.

If these little cars would get the F*** out of the middle lane ... or SPEED UP ... this would never be an issue. You slow us down, you cost us money .... we get pissed! What do you expect? MOVE OVER!!

First, in most cases the car being tailgated is already well over the speed limit, because EVERYBODY is well over the speed limit. And sometimes there is no place for the truck to go, anyway, because he is tailgating a whole line of cars and just wants to move up one slot, then one more slot, then one more .... There is no excuse in any case for an 18-wheeler riding 5 feet off the rear bumper of a car in heavy traffic at 75 MPH. It is as if I held a gun to your head and said, "Don't worry. It won't go off."

P.S. Middle lane? We don't have many of those in Maine. Just travel lane and passing lane.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:21 am

rberq wrote:P.S. Middle lane? We don't have many of those in Maine. Just travel lane and passing lane.


Do people know how to use it? MA and RI are know for their terrible drivers, it's been a while since I've driven in ME. I find that once I get south of the Mason-Dixon, nearly everyone knows "pass left/drive right" and I stick out like a sore thumb as a tourist. :)
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:26 pm

When I was driving truck I normally always tried to leave a safe amount of space to stop in case the car ahead did, & some car would almost always jump into that space. You almost always had to end up driving a bit too close just to have some room, people just don't think of why that truck might be holding back a bit.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: BillMarti On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:30 pm

What really bugs me is that when I'm doing a job and and idiot walks up and says "I can do that it's not that hard" Then I say here's my tools go right ahead and show me that you can do it. Their response is you have to show me how to do it. My response is so you really can't do it can you. Their response is but you have to show me how to do it and your not being fair. My response is if I show you how to do it I may as well do it myself and you really don't have any qualifications or experience to do my job right? Their response is "well if you show me I can do it". My response is I took the time to book learn and get schooling and to get the experience and knowledge to do my job and the wisdom not to tell somebody that I can do their job that I lack the knowledge in. Now we all now that these people that make these stupid comments will always be none skilled factory workers because they don't take the initiative to improve their skills and complain about the skilled making substantially more money than them because nobody gives them a chance. Nobody helped me but I did take the initiative to educate myself and add more skills over the years.

So my solution is stick them in the machine and turn it on that way they'll have first hand experience on the consequences of making stupid comments :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:36 pm

A little bit of knowledge is a very dangerous thing
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: BillMarti On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:18 pm

freetown fred wrote:A little bit of knowledge is a very dangerous thing

I realize this but you'll also agree that accidents cause people :P
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:49 pm

By God, no arguement here! :doh: :rofl: If all these store parking lots weren't laid out for a bunch of chinkaneeze vehicles, maybe a full size p/u could fit in a space :mad:
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:40 am

I simply have to follow up on what Billmarti said.A while ago came a knock at the door.It was the neighbor woman across the street that told me I seemed to be one of the few on the street that had "man"tools,whatever that meant.She explained that since her hubby was away for the week on business she was going to suprise him with a new bathroom sink.She went on to explain that a modern woman can do anything a man could do...period and she needed to borrow what tools were necessary.I told her that these homes all had a wiped lead joint under that sink and she would not have the experience to go after it.I also advised if she had not shut off the water ever,the water valves at the meter likely would not hold due to deteriorated washers.I advised that the water pressure in this neighborhood runs 100-110#.I said leave it alone and use her telephone to get the right person.Long story short,two hours later,this was followed by a frantic phone call as to where to shut the water to the house off.That was because Ms Macho cut the copper without turning any valves.She had folks from a restoration serice there as well as a plumber for the better part of the day.After a week she never returned my tools,I had to go get them.My tools had been allowed to stand in a mop bucket and were rusty.We had words. I dislike people that abuse animals and good tools. Mike no longer loans but still checks parking lots for pets trapped in hot cars. Mike
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:56 am

stovepipemike wrote: her hubby was away for the week on business she was going to surprise him

And I bet he WAS surprised. :lol:
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
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Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: BillMarti On: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:51 pm

stovepipemike wrote:I simply have to follow up on what Billmarti said.A while ago came a knock at the door.It was the neighbor woman across the street that told me I seemed to be one of the few on the street that had "man"tools,whatever that meant.She explained that since her hubby was away for the week on business she was going to suprise him with a new bathroom sink.She went on to explain that a modern woman can do anything a man could do...period and she needed to borrow what tools were necessary.I told her that these homes all had a wiped lead joint under that sink and she would not have the experience to go after it.I also advised if she had not shut off the water ever,the water valves at the meter likely would not hold due to deteriorated washers.I advised that the water pressure in this neighborhood runs 100-110#.I said leave it alone and use her telephone to get the right person.Long story short,two hours later,this was followed by a frantic phone call as to where to shut the water to the house off.That was because Ms Macho cut the copper without turning any valves.She had folks from a restoration serice there as well as a plumber for the better part of the day.After a week she never returned my tools,I had to go get them.My tools had been allowed to stand in a mop bucket and were rusty.We had words. I dislike people that abuse animals and good tools. Mike no longer loans but still checks parking lots for pets trapped in hot cars. Mike

:rofl: toothy :funny: :woot:
BillMarti
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520