View Full Version : Heres a tip for the Grandpas,
03-23-2001, 03:24 PM
Color code your clamps with a little spray paint.Color will be your choice now you can say to that grandchild "hand PawPaw that yellow thing"( not that 12" clamp). He or She will feel like they are really included in your shop doings. I did it for my wife, I give her hell all the time about how the Bohemians can't under stand plain English. Don't get me wrong I would not trade her for a million.BTW do you know the difference between a Bohemian and a Bohunk? A Bohemian is a Bohunk with a job, thats not to popular with her LOL
03-23-2001, 06:30 PM
I agree to a point. However, if I had tought my Son's to hand me the yellow spin tite, instead of the 5/16" spin tite. they would have had to learn it later, with a red face.
Instead, they impress the hell out of thier bosses knowing by sight the difference's on sight just what size they need for any given bolt or nut. For example.
I believe that if one must go back for the requested tool they will get tired enough to listen intently enough to get it close to right the first trip.
See I told you all I was an a**hole. Need more proof?
OK, I went and bought 21' of 2" pipe yesterday for a project at work. The girl told "Jr." to get a 21' piece of 2" and cut it in half and bring both piece's out for me.
"Jr." cut a chunk of 1 1/2" in half, dropped it on the floor (bending it), hauls out only 1/2 of the section, and gets to try agian.
This time he does the same thing with 2" pipe. Cuts his finger bad on the damn pipe, and another grunt has to haul the pipe out while "Jr." gets first aid.
I told the girl he's lucky he isn't my apprentice or he go home with a sore bottom (my boots are big AND hard.) She chuckeled.
I left with two sections of 2" pipe with an unusable end on the dropped one. But the 1" of waste wasn't worth another wait for somebody else to cut for me.
Bottom line is they lost me as a customer, I'll go over the hill the other way for the rest of the parts for my project at work. To another supplier. That particular sale was just $422.00 worth of parts.
If "Jr." hadn't been the fumble butt he is, I could have fattened thier till with the addtional materials I'm going to purchase on my Co. card. Now another will get the sales.
All because "Jr." couldn't get it right, twice. I won't deal with morons twice.
So teach those kids both DickLaxt, Make sure you tell them why they got the yellow clamp for PawPaw, because it is a 12" clamp, at the time they hand it to you.
Then they will understand.
Kids are way smarter than we give them credit for. Feed them right, write the right stuff on that slate everyday and you AND they will be a hell of a lot better off.
The younger they start, the faster they learn. Since they are helping and learning anyway, give them all the love you can, tell them what the yellow clamp is.
I like the heck out of your idea! And I praise the teaching and work ethic you are instilling. Just don't sell that little mind short of what it can comprehend, it's as good as yours or mine. Just a tad cleaner.
Feed it all you can. Those shining eyes are always watching. And there is nothing phoney in those hugs, just pure love.
All to soon they will be standing at the alter and on with life.
Concider that a pat on the shoulder and a handshake my friend.
03-23-2001, 07:26 PM
Sonny Im talking about when they are to young to know what 12" clampis in respect to size but they do know their colors.
In regards to your trip to the store------it seems you have been having a little black cloud following you around lately LOL.
I asked a clerk for a 5/16 dowel rod the other day and he handed me a 3/4 and you know what else they are color coded at ACE Hardware. All sizes
03-24-2001, 05:09 AM
Yep, but along with the colors, my friend, feed them the rest of the story. They'll respond. And real soon they will impress the heck out of you. :-)
As for the little black cloud, I refer to it as "Murffey's Law". And ifen I ever find that ledgislator, they'll be lookin down the wrong end of my sawed off double barrel shotgun. That's the real culprit.
Now I'd like to send you on another little trip. Because your a good friend! Down in announcenments, under Larry Rhine's post about Formal education, do a little mining. See that last post I tossed up and check out the other link. It's a long trip my friend.
But one I share from time to time. With folks I like. Like you and the others here. It's the alter sonny, and a heck of a lot to read. But it's where I've been, where I'm coming from, and where I'm going. It's old and unkept but still alive. Amazeingly enough, like me.
It's the whole storm. I just haven't taken the time to move it or to maintain it.
And as gentle as I have found you to be in your postings, I am sure you are a great Paw Paw to those little ones. No offence intended my friend on the prior posting. Just a different point of view. :-)
I love the heck out of my Grand kids. All 8 of them. As well as the 5 kids Betty and I have between us. A tight family.
To me Family is everything.
Later my friend.
03-24-2001, 05:40 AM
Crap, precision typing.
If I could figure out my dumb password I could edit. But I'm not that smart.