Field Expedient Repair – Or Not…

A perfectionist meets baling gum and chewing wire…

Can Not Get Good Help

I have a somewhat odd sense of humor. I have been known to say “I ought to fire the guy who does my thinking for me” or some similar comment when I discover a mistake.  Sometimes this doesn’t work out quite as planned.

Some years ago, I dropped a pencil while preparing to hang a monitor, and saw Bob watching to see where it landed. Planning to pick it up later, I said “Never mind.  I’ll let my lackey get it.”  Unfortunately, I was a little slow getting that out, and he was already handing the pencil back when it registered…

Today, a few of us were having a discussion when Alan returned from a service call. Alan dropped a tag, and as I bent to pick it up, I heard Bob say something.  As I hand the tag back to Alan, I finish processing Bob’s comment and the penny drops.  Bob said “It’s okay Alan, your lackey will get that for you…”

Well played, Bob, well played.


3 responses to “Can Not Get Good Help

  1. Linda October 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    That was a while ago. Looks like Bob has a pretty good memory. 😉

  2. Sara Healy October 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    That’s a funny story to tell about yourself. The penny did INDEED drop:~)

    Humor is such a personal thing sometimes. I have a very dark humor and can laugh at some odd things. I have to be very careful about when and where I let my dark side out to play.

  3. Linda April 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Just dropping in to say Hi and re-reading your posts. I hope you can get back into it, you really are funny!

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