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Old 06-29-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-30-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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I had a good chuckle on this one. sooooo are you going to do it, lol lol

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Old 06-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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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....
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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so your a part time carpenter?


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

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

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