Saturday, September 19, 2015

The other day I saw a guy set up a nailer

 to drive two 8d nails. 

He ran the hose out, loaded the nailer, waited for the compressor to fill up and shot two nails. Then he coiled up the hose, emptied the compressor and put everything away.

I can't figure for the life of me why he didn't simply just grab a hammer, drive the nails and be done with it. Then again he may be like a lieutenant I saw once in the army.

The supply sergeant had a wood handled hammer and some wag sp/4 cut the female end off of a zip cord extension cord. He then drilled a hole in the base of the wooden handle and epoxied the end of the extension cord into it. Volia! Instant electric hammer.

Enter the lieutanant who needed a hammer to nail two boards together.  The Sp/4 handed the lieutenant the hammer and pointed to the electrical outlet. The lieutenant plugged the thing in and nailed the boards together.

Needless to say everyone kept their mouth shut and watched the young lieutenant nail the board together. When he was done he unplugged it and handed it back.

As he was handing the hammer back he blushed and said to the SP/4, "I guess I just made a fool of myself, didn't I?"

"Yes, Sir, you did," replied the specialist.

This guy that went and set up the compressor for two nails reminds me of the lieutenant.

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1 comment:

  1. Damn Pic, the guy was on the clock, much more profitable to set up the nailer.
    Plus if something is wrong "Hey, I used the nailer, can't be my fault"

    DonOhio39 (arfcommer)