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bgd73 06-29-2007 10:58 PM

so your a part time carpenter?
 
A neighbor with a beer in his hand asked me this.
A large beer mind you. Although he was 4 foot something tall, maybe my sober vision was impaired about proportions.
He said, so what do you do?
A little bit of everything.
He points at the chimney of another neighbors house and says , that guy wants the top of his chimney redone, there is some part time work for you.
I didn't know how to say politely "WTF does a chimney top have to do with a carpenter?"
But I didn't. No way to make friends with the neighbor, besides I did say a bit of everything. :)

Darylh 06-30-2007 11:38 AM

I had a good chuckle on this one. sooooo are you going to do it, lol lol

AtlanticWBConst. 06-30-2007 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bgd73 (Post 50915)
A neighbor with a beer in his hand asked me this.
A large beer mind you. Although he was 4 foot something tall, maybe my sober vision was impaired about proportions.
He said, so what do you do?
A little bit of everything.
He points at the chimney of another neighbors house and says , that guy wants the top of his chimney redone, there is some part time work for you.
I didn't know how to say politely "WTF does a chimney top have to do with a carpenter?"
But I didn't. No way to make friends with the neighbor, besides I did say a bit of everything. :)

He's obviously confusing the term "Handyman" and "Carpenter"....

Maybe you and him could split a 36 pack and discuss it on some lawnchairs in your tank tops, shorts and slippers from 11 am to 11 pm on some weekday....:wink:

yummy mummy 06-30-2007 08:20 PM

What sense of humour you have.
I'd love to work for you. :laughing:

ktkelly 07-04-2007 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 50981)
Maybe you and him could split a 36 pack and discuss it on some lawnchairs in your tank tops, shorts and slippers from 11 am to 11 pm on some weekday....:wink:


A lot of really great work gets done that way....:yes:

After 12 hours and a lot of brewski's, it's determined that the project is better left undone...:laughing:

Benni 07-28-2007 05:34 PM

It's a common misconception. Maybe people think that if you are handy with woodwork you will be handy with anything.

My hubby is also a carpenter and he had a good chuckle when I showed him your post.

Bad Karma 07-31-2007 09:28 AM

Funny story, but too true. I am an amateur carpenter and I have had a coworker use that as a transition to ask me questions about welding.


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