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06-28-2010 03:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor trick refurbishing traditional

We’ve all said that time and again. It’s also VERY True. I’m wondering if that applies ONLY to Woodworking?

Manchester England: Public Works Crew. Finishing up their day. Conversation might have gone something like this.

“Okay John! That was a good days work. All the new CONCRETE and STEEL BOLLARDS are in place (7). Let’s clean up, Pack the Van and head over to the Pub for a few Cold Brews.”

“Okay Mate. Sounds good to me! UHMMMM? Michael?” ” Yes. John?” “I think we might have a Wee Bit of a Problem Getting to The Pub!”


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 03:42 AM


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#2 posted 06-28-2010 03:47 AM

Oops! Lol

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 03:51 AM

How could something like this happen, mate….. ;)

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 04:18 AM

They’ve Got to be Paddys working for WIMPEY Ltd. – (We Import More Paddys Every Year) lol
I remember this but one of the “guys” was not John. They were Michael Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzmichael :-))

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 04:31 AM

That’s pretty funny! Roger, you have an earthy sense of humor, I like that. I was supervising a construction project many years ago, and we were putting bollards up behind the property (which was on an alley) to stop the people shopping in the stores on the the other side of the alley from knocking down the wall and caving in the detached garage. One of the store owners (big-time Beverly Hills, CA jeweler) came out and asked me what the guy was doing. I explained, and he said, I kid you not, “But my customers will dent their cars!”. Pretty funny stuff. Rick, I guess those guys could push over one of the posts to get out, unless they used quick-setting concrete. We were using Kwik-Set, so the posts were set in place in minutes.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 06:04 AM

It’s another way to practice your driving skills…....LOL

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 06:15 AM

When I worked at the college a few years back they were renovating the outside panels and the crane operator dropped a panel right on top of his own vehicle…parked directly below where the panels were being removed! I don’t think Workplace Health and Safety found this as funny as I did… and still do LOL!

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 06:33 AM

Couldn’t they have just Painted themselves into that corner? LOL

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 07:07 AM

Too funny !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 10:32 AM

This is COOL! We’re ALL having a Good Laugh and I’m LMAO over some of the “Return Stories”.

Mark & Atom I’m Laffin’ just imagining those Incidents happenig!!

GOOD STUFF Guys & Gals!!


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 01:53 PM

Looks like they had a few brews before they went to work!

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 03:10 PM

Ha ha ha…good one!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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