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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 12:45 p.m.

8 months lead time for a replacement wear item on a 5 year old piece of equipment?  Do better.  

calteg
calteg SuperDork
5/16/24 12:56 p.m.

Most of my co workers are complete idiots, more concerned with passing the buck than actually solving client's problems.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/16/24 1:00 p.m.
volvoclearinghouse said:

In reply to Ashyukun (Robert) :

Do they redact their Bibles, too?

"And Samson said, With a red ass's mouth-bone I have made them red with blood, with a red ass's mouth-bone I have sent destruction on a thousand men." - Judges 15:16

Not to the best of my knowledge, but I'm also not in a hurry to go look. Probably not though, they use standard KJV.

Your comment though did remind me of one of the final lines of "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival," which made me smile. :)

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/16/24 1:08 p.m.
wae said:

In reply to Toyman! :

That's how a friend of mine bought my Excursion from me.  Apparently the bank branch that he used was absolutely giddy to send him out with that many singles.

My branch was somewhat less than amused.

I nearly E36 M3 my pants laughing.

It's more impressive if it's showing in a duffle bag.

I had to do that once when I was handling finances for an airshow, and the admission charge that year was $6.  I think I ordered $6 in dollar bills

 

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/16/24 1:21 p.m.
Toyman! said:

I very recently bought a trailer that was almost that exact amount of money. I had it all in $100's and I assure you it was far less impressive. smiley 

wae
wae UltimaDork
5/16/24 1:33 p.m.
Karacticus said:

It's more impressive if it's showing in a duffle bag.

I had to do that once when I was handling finances for an airshow, and the admission charge that year was $6.  I think I ordered $6 in dollar bills

 

I don't know...  six bucks in a duffle bag isn't that impressive to me, but maybe that's what the kids today call "showing my privilege" or some crap.

 

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/16/24 1:39 p.m.
wae said:
Karacticus said:

It's more impressive if it's showing in a duffle bag.

I had to do that once when I was handling finances for an airshow, and the admission charge that year was $6.  I think I ordered $6 in dollar bills

 

I don't know...  six bucks in a duffle bag isn't that impressive to me, but maybe that's what the kids today call "showing my privilege" or some crap.

 

Damn, I left off the "k"

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/16/24 1:43 p.m.
NY Nick said:

I very recently bought a trailer that was almost that exact amount of money. I had it all in $100's and I assure you it was far less impressive. smiley 

Let me guess:  80% less impressive.

[edit]  99% less impressive.

 

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/16/24 1:48 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

Maybe 100% less impressive, those are all $1's...

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 2:26 p.m.

Interestingly, I have a brick of $200 in nickels (won at an early 24 Hours of LeMons race, back when they actually did pay out prizes in nickels) and it's physically smaller than $200 in 1 dollar bills.

A lot heavier, though.  

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
5/16/24 2:37 p.m.

Painting a car is really time and space intensive.

 

A lot.

j_tso
j_tso Dork
5/16/24 2:57 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

I don't remember them being that small, but they were definitely heavy. I used to be bank teller and the bigger $250 box of quarters could travel in the drive-thru commercial vacuum tubes, but the nickels had to be hand delivered. They came in $100 boxes like below, pretty sure that's bigger than $200 of stacked singles.

Box of 50 Unsearched Jefferson Nickel Rolls! ($100) Circulated Coins Bank  Rolled | eBay

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 3:03 p.m.

In reply to j_tso :

I misunderstood- I thought each of those big wads above was $100- it was actually $1000.

I also misremembered the bricks being $200 worth of nickels.  Guess I'm only half as nickel-rich as I thought I was.  

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/16/24 9:20 p.m.

I hate to see friends just making terrible choices all around. It's nothing like drugs or stuff like that but it's just sad to see people choosing misery, or maybe being so bad at reading the book of life that they can't see any thing else.

 

It's also.....a massive downer trying to drag them to glory and them not seeing it, even if they see others succeed at the very thing you are leading them to

Every few months I wander into the R/C vehicle realm and poke my head in, just to look.

My lust for an ARRMA 1/7 Infraction 6S is both irrational and persistent. I watched a dude on YT that converted his to run 8S li ion batteries. He had titanium skid plates that shoots sparks. SPARKS!!!! That thing is completely ridiculous and I want one in the worst way.

But then I look at the pile of unfinished RCs on my project desk. I have an Axial SCX10 Builders kit that has sat at 85% completion for 3 years. I have two SCX24 RTR trucks that I have ran once, then just sat. I have a couple of other small crawlers just gathering dust.

I'm also poor. The $650 or so I would spend on an Infraction is hard to swallow. 

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
5/16/24 10:18 p.m.
volvoclearinghouse said:

In reply to j_tso :

I also misremembered the bricks being $200 worth of nickels.  Guess I'm only half as nickel-rich as I thought I was. 

Reminds me of this....

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
5/17/24 9:21 a.m.

Ordered a Stebel Nautilus horn from the River store.  Like, it actually said "Stebel" and "Nautilus" in the heading and was the right price.  Received this POS knock off...

 

Yep, it's going back.  "Electricity Machine Horn".... LOL

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/24 9:42 a.m.

10 PRINT "There aren't enough hours in a day." 

20 PRINT "There is only so much overtime people are willing to work."

30 PRINT "I don't blame them, I hated OT when I was in the field."

40 PRINT "I've paid out over 100 hours in OT so far this month."

50 PRINT "I'm tired of it, the guys are tired of it."

60 PRINT "I still have a line of customers that want service."

70 PRINT "There are no experienced people to hire."

GOTO 10

This is the last couple of months. It's like groundhog day. 

Does anyone have experience in repairing and installing commercial and automatic doors?  Want to live in Charleston, SC? 

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
5/17/24 10:00 a.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

Man, if I didn't have my building and family business here I would be seriously tempted. Good luck. 

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/17/24 10:29 a.m.

Well, replacing the garbage disposal wasn't on my list of things to do earlier this morning, but it apparently is now...

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/24 5:59 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

We can't hire and train bus drivers fast enough for all our openings. This leads us to give our existing drivers a massive amount of overtime to cover open work. Then the news runs a story about how much some people are making in overtime. Now we're at the cutting overtime and leaving work open phase of the cycle. Next month will be the same news broadcasting how service has gotten worse.  

wae
wae UltimaDork
5/17/24 6:05 p.m.

You know the old adage "never catch a falling knife"?

I was reseasoning my griddle when I dropped the paper towel soaked in 500° oil. For the first time in my life my reflexes actually worked and I managed to catch it as it fell. Now I've burned the hell out of my finger.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/17/24 7:33 p.m.

My wife has a fever over 100 degrees. We were supposed to see the sold out cast iron filter show tonight on our way to a weekend away together. 

Well,  that's berkeleyed. 

Wayslow
Wayslow Dork
5/18/24 10:07 a.m.

#2 Daughter got tapped by a gravel truck at a stop light. Driver took off but not before she got a picture of his plate. Crossing guard witnessed it too. 

She called the police and was told they'd be there shortly. Cop went to the gravel business first and spoke to the owner. He then came to see my kid and told her to call the owner directly and see if he'd make it right. If not call him back and he'll pursue charges. 

Anyone want to guess on an estimate? 2012 Mazda 3.

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
5/18/24 10:20 a.m.

At least $3500.  That's like 10-12 hours of work on the quarter, replace the bumper, maybe tail light, 2 hours on the frame machine to pull it, plus paint.  

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