work related II  

nietchze 43M
195 posts
8/20/2005 12:27 am

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work related II

So a woman walks in today with a shopping list from her husband. He is at home working on "The project" and apparently is either to involved to leave to get these items, or more often than not he would rather send his wife in rather than come in and look like a fool himself for not knowing what the fuck he needs.

So she does ask some legitimate questions, which I answer, cause you know, it's my job. I find her some stuff she would need, and then this jewel of wisdom passes her lips:

" How do you get nails out of the door frame?"

I didn't think much of it at first, sometimes people think projects are harder than they really are, and imagine there's some special tool for everything. So I told her:

" Oh a pry bar or claw hammer would be fine, Ma'am"

To which she replies " A what....?"

So to make a long story short I spent the next 20 minutes explaining the intricacies of a pry bar to her. While I'm holding one, trying to impart to her the complicated and in depth theories of A FUCKING LEVER. The whole time she has this quizzical look on her face. As if she just drank two gallons of piss and still wasn't sure whether it needed more cream and sugar.

These, are my customers......

pseudohippie 49F

8/20/2005 10:54 am

I think you learn about levers in grammar school. You certainly get on a seesaw even before then.

I wish her grammar school teachers could read this post. Or maybe just those who decide the chronology, content and methodology of educational curriculums.

But I've been thinking about this for a few minutes and I can't come up with a good example of "regular life" lever usage. Not everyone needs to open a can of paint, or pry something apart, or lift a wedged Windsor chair to open a door (which is why I personally own a 4 ft. long pry bar). Maybe she sometimes opens some kind of jar with a nail file? uh...not such a good example...

Anyone got a good example for the project manager's wife?

pseudohippie 49F

8/20/2005 10:55 am

p.s. I had to stick the pry bar through a ground level mail slot in a door and lift the damn chair from the "sunken" foyer area. Just in case you were wondering.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
8/21/2005 1:39 am

I hope you sold her the pry bar, even though I would say 99.999% of people who own a hammer own a claw hammer. Most household hammers are claw hammers.

I so don't get this level of stupidity. Has she never had to remove a staple from a piece of paper?

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