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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAToyota View Post
    My grandfather used to say "He's so educated he's lost all his common sense..."
    Ha! That's funny. The one I've heard is "more degrees than a thermometer but he can't find the men's room door." Same concept.

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    Phila...GOOD ONE
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    My Favorite one was....


    "Can you fix this (cast IRON) tie rod off my old tractor?"
    Me "why yes I can"
    "how long will it take?"
    ME "about an hour and a half"
    "why so long"
    ME "cause these things take time"
    "cant you just weld it up?"
    ME "sure I can"

    The Next week:

    "your **** weld broke"
    ME "thats unfortunate"
    "well, fix it"
    ME "that'll be $65"
    "what?!?!?!?!?!!!! its your shi**Y work, I shouldn't pay again"
    ME "If you want it fixed right you will"
    " I paid you to fix it already"
    ME "and you got what you paid for didn't you?"
    ME "to answer your question from last week, yes I can "just weld it up",
    will it work, NO"
    "why $65?"
    ME "cause I have to burn $15 worth of stuff just to heat it up to the condition that it becomes weldable, then I have to setup everything to weld it , which includes grinding, and cleaning an old rusty part"
    Ok

    An hour or so later............

    "Its fixed, and that'll be 65 bucks"
    "bullsh**"
    "hey , maybe I need to cool this thing off with some ice water"
    "why would you do that?"

    I made $70 bucks that day.........turns out that I didn't have change.
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    blackbird,
    hope you didn't help out that egghead anymore!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    I have that happen alot. Especially when I go to do dumpster repairs for my best client(best because he does pay, and gives me alotta work) but he is always always complaining agout how long it takes. Then I have to tell him that, these are cheap, old rotted out 10ga doghouses, that when I cut them out, I have to keep cutting until I find good metal. He just doesnt understand, "oh just weld it he goes" And I say, I'm gonna do it right, or not at all. Then he goes ok... I'll never understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phaxtris View Post
    i get that 'oh it will only take 5 minutes', i tell them every time 'NOTHING, and i mean NOTHING takes 5 minutes'
    My wife would disagree with you!
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    wow...thread revived after almost 9 months of being dormant.

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    yeah, but still very funny!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsjeff View Post
    wow...thread revived after almost 9 months of being dormant.
    That's the beauty if this forum IMO

    The other day I had a lady tell me all she needed was a small weld and it would only take a couple of minutes...I blew her off and went back to work.
    I don't even mess with idiots like that anymore cause I know they'll just keep looking untill they find somebody as dumb as they are. And I'll still get to fix it later. It's happened several times now

    Heck I just barely can make myself happy doing everything I know...why would I want to increase my worrying/stess level any worse???
    Anymore anything I fix gets beefed.
    And if they want me to MAKE something fast I make sure I NEVER work for those fools.
    I never will understand WHY people want to minimize the welding process.
    I even get people that tell me "I could do this myself I just don't have a tig welder" ....I just say "oh ok" and just keep on giving them their welding lesson!

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    FusionKing: And I'll still get to fix it later. It's happened several times now
    Yeah, but at least NOW you can charge your premium price!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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