Confusion, interuptions, and enlightenment

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 1163 days ago 1153 reads 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday was quiet a day. I had a doctors appointment, and since I don’t get into town very often anymore, I needed to pick up an air stapler. We left the doctors, and went to the big box store. I got the air stapler and staples and rode along for the rest of the stops.
We got home and I grabbed the stapler and went to the shop.I barely got the thing out of the box and Momma says, time to test and take your insulin, so off I go the take care of business.
Back in the shop, I get everything out and found this filter with the manual and other goodies.

This thing is at least 3 1/2 inches across and I can’t see how on earth this filter can be a part of this stapler.It might fit the framing nailer, but not this stapler! Oh well, I don’t know everything, so lets actually read the manual and find out where this is used. Half way through a page and a half….interruption…...try reading again, interruption….....try to read a gain…..the wife comes over as asks what is wrong. ” Will you people get out of the shop and leave me alone until I figure out where this filter goes.” I holler out of frustration. Maddie picks up the filter and says, “You mean this? I found it in the house and just brought it out to see if you might need it.”
And they wonder why husbands kill their wives!

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

LOL. I hear ya…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

It’s when I have taken something apart and put it back together, and find extra parts, that I start worrying.

Between my wife and the cleaning gals, I am used to things ending up in strange places and I am always skeptical that it belongs.

Now, when I am doing surgery, and I end up with extra parts…........that’s when I really worry…......(-:

Nowadays we never are missing things, meaning left inside, they count everything including the number of nurses before I can close…......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 1163 days ago

well ya know rand i got this box of extra parts i still dont know where the go, so im going to send them to mattie and let her place them around and see if you can figure them ouT…LOL..NOW I KNOW IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO COULD…how about the bottom cabinet of that new saw…isnt there a drawer down if this wont work, i guess dr jim might have a few places to place them…but since they do count every fart and sneeze in them operations now…that wont work…well that filter story was a hoot…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 1163 days ago


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Greg In Maryland

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#5 posted 1163 days ago

Rand, you poor man. You have my complete and utter sympathy. What a horrible thing your wife made you do—actually read the instructions. It is fortunate that you have a very good explaination, otherwise we would have to take your man card away from you. It is well that we didn’t have to resort to that.

Stay well!

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

Yeah. Be careful, the next thing she will have you do is stop for directions. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

Ya they also wonder why men die sooner than women too, big surprise with the amount of added stress we go though.

-- Juan, Fresno CA.

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#8 posted 1163 days ago

Grizz, if you send that box, it will come right back with a “return to sender”. lol

Jim, I wonder if I can got one of the OR nurses to lay that filter around the table somewhere. he he

Greg, thanks for not taking my card away. It means the world to me. lol

Wayne, remember to old Hank Snow song, “I’ve been everywhere”? That’s me and my Rand McNally. lol

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#9 posted 1163 days ago

I find when my when my wife starts aggrivating me I go to the kitchen and start opening drawers and sorting thru stuff. She gets mad and kicks me out of the kitchen so I go to the shop. I win.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 1163 days ago

well if your going to get that way about it…im going to send it C.O.D…... AND… mark the outside that is says , new tools inside…you couldnt resist that….lol…....maybe if i mark it …from grizzly with the words owners manual..i know how much you like to read those..that will suck ya in…but now thinking on it…ill just mark it .new shoes inside…i know you barefoot contessa’s need new foot wear…lol…glass slippers for that garage…now that would be a picture for wood magazine…just make sure you clean them toe nails….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 1163 days ago

jes how many fingers you got?? ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 1163 days ago

;-)) ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 1163 days ago

Laugh big time here.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 1163 days ago

Oh, hell! Is that the same thing as wandering/rummaging around; a quiet search becoming a little bit of a temper tantrum… building into a rant. Then, realizing the grinding bit you were struggling/fuming to find was already in your Dremel… waiting for you? HA!
This is too funny!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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#15 posted 1163 days ago

finely we got you Rand …. and you better be glad its a filter and not the 4×8 duobble bowed
snakewood she winged you with …. LOL
the filter is to be set just behind your lips to take away all the bad words and your sucktion
so we can get new gloats in the rest of the world without hearing a swearing rumble in the horison

have a great day with the stapler

take care

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