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Yelling Fire In A Crowded Woodshop

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Blog entry by dennis mitchell posted 02-07-2007 03:47 PM 773 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d just gotten married. Just gotten out of school. We were struggled a bit financially. I was hired on at a local woodshop. They had about 4 to 5 of us working there and I was the only smoker. I have managed to quit this horribly addictive habit THANK GOD. Any way one day after chain smoking two cigarettes on break I get back to work. Pretty soon I start smelling a fire. I go tell the boss and we start hunting for it. Well first we smell it in one area then one guy smells it over here. So I head over there. Then in the other room. Soon we have every one looking. We have all smelled it in a different place but we can’t find any smoke. Finely after a good 20 minutes the boss give up and puts us all back to work…Did I tell you how broke I was. I had on this second hand pair of jeans that were a couple inches to long. They where work pants so I just rolled them up…and they filled up with sawdust…and a burning ember from my bad habit. Good thing my new boss had a good sense of humor or I’d be flipping burgers instead of eating sawdust for a living.



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#1 posted 02-07-2007 04:12 PM

that’s a funny story – the smell of fire kept following you!

I can see a trend here re: fire warnings. The Universe is definitely telling us to check our fire equipment!!

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#2 posted 02-07-2007 04:23 PM

great story. Funny how that smoke smell went everywhere you went.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#3 posted 02-07-2007 05:27 PM

Funny, I knew a guy who always used his pants cuffs for an ash tray, he didn’t want to start forest fires. LOL (This is the truth)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 02-08-2007 07:30 AM

Better than yelling ”CHOCOLATE”! (Anyone here old enough to remember the Smother Brothers?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#5 posted 02-08-2007 07:44 AM

Oh, sure… Dennis is on fire and y’all think it’s funny. You guys are a twisted bunch.

And I thought I should be the outlaw….

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#6 posted 02-08-2007 01:54 PM

I remember the Smother Brothers but I don’t remember “CHOCOLATE”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 02-08-2007 02:14 PM

The dumb one, (was it Dickie?), told the story of a guy who worked in a chocolate factory. One day he was working above a large open vat of chocolate and slipped of the scaffolding falling into the chocolate. He yelled out ”Fire, fire!

Tommy asked his brother, “Why did the man yell fire?” Dickie answered, “No one would have paid attention if he had yelled ”Chocolate!”

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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