They call me Slicer  

complexlysimple 35M
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7/24/2006 5:33 pm

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7/27/2006 3:36 pm

They call me Slicer


Okay I guess I may have acquired a new nickname "Slicer the barrel openner"...

Guess I was the first one ever to punch a hole in a barrel at work....

.... almost wish I'd made a better showing than I did then.

Anyway I was on the forklift at work starting to move several skids of 55 gallon drums, when on the first pallet I was going to move I went to slide the forks under one went down and one went up ...into a barrel of metal cutting lubricant....

Fortunately the hole I made was/is about the size of a needle head ..or pencil point so not a lot of the lubricant got spilled.

I'm going to take it as it isn't a big thing since the one to give me the name was my supervisor ...

I don't think it's going to stick though ...I mean it was lubricant ....it's hard to get anything to stick to lubricant...

I'll admit I'm not pleased in the least that I did it .. me and my high standards, but on the otherside of the equation it seems like I do handle a majority of the outgoing barrels...

I even got to load a truck today.... 8 barrels on 2 skids and 1 skid of pails... it's the first time I've done that ... not that bad really.

I guess I wouldn't/don't mind handling the barrels, it's not like that many get shipped out that often ...and I suppose given size differences I am probably the best equipped to wrestle these barrels around ...they weigh around 500lbs and I weigh around 300lbs -about half again as much as the next closest person in the warehouse...

My muscles are kind of sore though.... I don't much of a work out anymore ...proabably a good thing since I gain muscle mass fairly fast .. almost all I have to do is just hang out in a weightroom to get stronger/bigger ...not a good thing on the knees

BaronessK 53F

7/26/2006 1:53 am

That's why I'm working where I'm working {physical labor versus mental}, for now at least. Ran a million dollar company in B'ham...but without the authority to hire people who were worth a shit! We sure as hell could have used you...specifically me!

Now, when ya gettin' around to telling me the rest of that 'math' problem, cubby?


complexlysimple replies on 7/26/2006 4:00 pm:
yeah, I've had expirences similiar ... "your in charge, but you have no control"

As for the 'math' problem I've kind of put that in th back of my mind again... it's not gone -just snagged & twisted a bit ..well that and I need to dig out my school books to find a few things (I really need to get them on a shelf ..after I get a shelf to put them on)

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