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Mr. Stanley's Water Line Story
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Post 1 made on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 22:06
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I'm new to the forums (and the industry). A friend of mine found out that I registered here and insisted that I inquire about this story.

(I know the search function would be more fruitful here, but I suppose he wants me to hear other people's reactions... I have no idea what to expect, or what this is all about, I only aim to appease my friend by asking)

So... what is this that I hear regarding Mr. Stanley's Water Line?
Still looking for a discrete "Off" code for my wife...
Post 2 made on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 22:38
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LOL
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Post 3 made on Thursday September 11, 2008 at 03:28
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Search me!!!???
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Post 4 made on Thursday September 11, 2008 at 05:52
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Did he wear out his plimsolls? I will ask.
Post 5 made on Friday September 12, 2008 at 02:43
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Sheesh, I haven't heard the word plimsolls for 20 years. My in-laws are from England but we don't talk.... thank goodness.
When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.
Post 6 made on Friday September 12, 2008 at 03:33
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On September 12, 2008 at 02:43, GregoriusM said...
Sheesh, I haven't heard the word plimsolls for 20 years.

I haven't either. It's amazing what dormant memories can be stirred, by even the most innocuous of comments.

My in-laws are from England but we don't talk.... thank
goodness.

Ah . . .

PS
I did ask, but one gets the feeling he thinks of me in the same way as he does of a certain Ms Palin. N.B. I do wear glasses (to read), but the figure isn't quite as svelte.
Post 7 made on Friday September 12, 2008 at 11:58
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I bet a search would almost be useless.... That story, although funny, has been hammered to death and any search would give countless hits on just off handed comments. Truth be told, I don't think I ever read the original story. I did get bored at work one night and created this in honour of his blunder...:

Photobucket
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Post 8 made on Friday September 12, 2008 at 22:05
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On September 12, 2008 at 11:58, smokinghot said...
I bet a search would almost be useless.... That story,
although funny, has been hammered to death and any search
would give countless hits on just off handed comments.
Truth be told, I don't think I ever read the original
story. I did get bored at work one night and created
this in honour of his blunder...:

s177.photobucket.com]¤t=stanleywithdrill.png"
target="_blank">"
border="0" alt="Photobucket">

:) Hilarious!
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Post 9 made on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 00:12
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TRY:

Mr. Stanley - The Man, The Myth, The Legend...

I think that is what will bring that post up.
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 10 made on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 00:51
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Man.... I'm sorry Stanley, but that's a great read.
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Post 11 made on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 03:12
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All of my UH OH's

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UH OH: Time running out.. walking very fast thru kitchen headed towards control room.. kicked cats water bowl and it flew across the room and broke into a million bits.

CYA Solution: Pulled another bowl from cabinet, filled with water, cleaned up broken bowl, picked up new bowl from crate & barrel and replaced next time i was out.
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UH OH: Customer has no lighting in highrise condo, suns going down, new cabinet with glass doors, me with a ladder... its dark now.. i go to move my ladder and forget to close the glass door. Broken glass door. Big chunk of wood gouged out of the floor.

CYA Solution: N/A I couldnt fix this one :).
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UH OH: I mount a plasma, pocket door wont open.

CYA Solution: I spray expanding foam into the hole i made in the hollow door then use wood putty and sand paper to finish it off. Customer just had place painted so i was able to touch it up.
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Things i have done to myself

Van towed, many times while i would "run up for a second".

Fell sideways off ladder trying to reach the second speaker, never did that again.

Backed van into a trench the landscapers dug in the dark. Couldnt get the van out. I had to take brick pavers and build the trench out while backing up and pulling forward until i was finally able to drive out of it. It was the dead of winter during a snow storm.
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Post 12 made on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 22:13
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39, and i thought I was a goof!


I recall in my very early install days, standing in the middle of this huge living room, stripping wire with a razor knife. The carpet was this special, white, $60 a sq. ft. stuff... I slipped with the knife and slashed my finger open, and bled all over the place.
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 13 made on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 22:57
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I'm guilty of that on more than one occasion as well.

I still end up stripping most wires with a razor blade because I can never find where I put the stupid strippers. I need about 5 pairs.

Oh, and thanks to Daniel's awesome new search feature, I think I may have found the right story:

[Link: remotecentral.com]
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 14 made on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 01:27
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it was a nomination for the RC television series.. something like the office, but for CI

-I sure hope it was a full moon on a Monday
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Post 15 made on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 10:48
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On September 13, 2008 at 22:57, OTAHD said...
Oh, and thanks to Daniel's awesome new search feature,
I think I may have found the right story:

Seems like my plimsoll quip wasn't quite so far off the mark after all.
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