Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Handyman status retained!

My wife emailed me this morning while I was at work, telling me that the garage door went up half-way then stopped and it was making funny noises. She was able to get it down, but could not get her car out to take the kids to school. Luckily, my Pathfinder hasn't sold yet, and she could use it to get them there.

I left work at lunch and came home to assess the damage. Turned out that the plastic drive gear was stripped (plastic, who'd a thunk?). I made some calls and found a gear kit in town which had waay more parts than I needed, but it was that or buy a gear off eBay and wait, or buy a whole new opener. I grabbed the kit, cleaned the old parts and put it all back together. Aside from having to adjust the chain afterword, it worked like a charm!

I win!

Double post :S

Handymen triple post for self-affirmation.

Gah! Stupid phone!

LiquidMantis wrote:
Handymen triple post for self-affirmation.

Compose once, post thrice.

Stengah wrote:
LiquidMantis wrote:
Handymen triple post for self-affirmation.

Compose once, post thrice.

And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'

I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

trichy wrote:
I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

What are the runner up explanations that cover the other 15%?

Jonman wrote:
trichy wrote:
I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

What are the runner up explanations that cover the other 15%?

Couldn't quite make it to the bathroom?

trichy wrote:
I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

With a partner?

Jonman wrote:
trichy wrote:
I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

What are the runner up explanations that cover the other 15%?


Well, he can't see the other side of the glory hole; there's always some uncertainty.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Jonman wrote:
trichy wrote:
I'm about 85% sure someone is having sex in the office next to mine.

What are the runner up explanations that cover the other 15%?


Well, he can't see the other side of the glory hole; there's always some uncertainty.

That's an unusual corporate culture, to be sure.

I saw his wife go into the office, he closed the door, and unless they were having a competition as to who could imitate a Russian weightlifter's noises more, they were having sex.

trichy wrote:
I saw his wife go into the office, he closed the door, and unless they were having a competition as to who could imitate a Russian weightlifter's noises more, they were having sex.

"Honey, our microphone is broken so now I can't finish recording the audio for my Russian weightlifter animation!"
"Why not drop by the office tomorrow? You can use the microphone on my work computer."
"Are you sure?"
"It'll be fine!"

Hey, Trichy's the one who implied there's a 15% possibility of that.

trichy wrote:
I saw his wife go into the office, he closed the door, and unless they were having a competition as to who could imitate a Russian weightlifter's noises more, they were having sex.

Question 1: How unprofessional would that be considered in your workplace?
Question 2: What's your stance on extortion?

Jonman wrote:
trichy wrote:
I saw his wife go into the office, he closed the door, and unless they were having a competition as to who could imitate a Russian weightlifter's noises more, they were having sex.

Question 1: How unprofessional would that be considered in your workplace?
Question 2: What's your stance on extortion?

:evil:

Answer 1: Tough to say. I'm still new to the office, so I don't know if this is a relatively common occurence.

Answer 2: I'm definitely pro-extortion. His office is nicer than mine.

trichy wrote:
His office is nicer than mine.

Was nicer.

Gravey wrote:
trichy wrote:
His office is nicer than mine.

Was nicer.

Next week: mandatory blacklight installation

Tanglebones wrote:
Gravey wrote:
trichy wrote:
His office is nicer than mine.

Was nicer.

Next week: mandatory blacklight installation


trichy wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Gravey wrote:
trichy wrote:
His office is nicer than mine.

Was nicer.

Next week: mandatory blacklight installation


:-?

Tonight: Go to head shop, get trippy fluorescent poster and black light.
Tomorrow: "Hey man, you gotta check this sh*t out OH GOD"

A new feature was recently added to the software I work on, and it has a name that people have started abbreviating as SIV. Now I can't read any emails or bug reports about this thing without thinking that our software has somehow contracted simian immunodeficiency virus.

I'd just start thinking about Civ, which would eventually demolish my productivity.

Mantid wrote:
Conversaions you woud only hear in the South-West USA:

"You know, it's starnge. Looking at my phone list, I know more 'David's than 'Jose's."

Those are the Dave's he knows, he knows. Those are the Dave's he knows.
Some of them are David's...but most of them are Dave's.

Amoebic wrote:
Mantid wrote:
Conversaions you woud only hear in the South-West USA:

"You know, it's starnge. Looking at my phone list, I know more 'David's than 'Jose's."

Those are the Dave's he knows, he knows. Those are the Dave's he knows.
Some of them are David's...but most of them are Dave's.

And them come from different moms..

The boss of my workplace brought his Irish Wolfhound with him to work today. God, I love dogs. So utterly, perfectly, lovably dumb. I swear to god, the minute I have the financial wherewithal, i'm adopting one from the shelter.

I hoped I'd never face a job interview again, yet I have one this afternoon.

On one level I'm sorry my attempt at leaving the hospitality business and joining the family firm hasn't worked out, on another I'm looking forward to getting back to something I'm good at.

Oh, and making money again, that will be nice.

Prederick wrote:
The boss of my workplace brought his Irish Wolfhound with him to work today. God, I love dogs. So utterly, perfectly, lovably dumb. I swear to god, the minute I have the financial wherewithal, i'm adopting one from the shelter.

Amoebic wrote:
Mantid wrote:
Conversaions you woud only hear in the South-West USA:

"You know, it's starnge. Looking at my phone list, I know more 'David's than 'Jose's."

Those are the Dave's he knows, he knows. Those are the Dave's he knows.
Some of them are David's...but most of them are Dave's.


Weird coincidence: I just overheard our product owner reference this sketch.

Two hundred sets of polyhedral dice are surprisingly heavy.

Teneman wrote:
Two hundred sets of polyhedral dice are surprisingly heavy.

This is why encumbrance rules are no fun.