I`m an auto mechanic and while I didn`t do this myself I jumped right on it when I heard about it. the shop hired a new kid and one ofthe other techs had him jump in the car and tell him that he just installed a new seat and it needed to be calibrated while he stayed under the hood with a scanner. he had the kid bouncing up and own in the front seat for a couple of minutes, i walked by in the middle of this, stopped, looked at him and asked "what the he"" are you doing?" he replied "I`m calibrating the seat". I just looked at him and said "oh OK" and walked away laughing my butt off and the other tech was doing the same. we still talk about that one! the other one was having the new kid the same one on his first day take the squeeges over to the Ford shop to have them sharpened because they barrowed the squeegee sharpener. the Ford shop (they were in on this too) sent him over across the street to the Jiffy Lube because they have it now. he came back in the shop about 20 min. later and goes "there is no such thing as a squeegee sharpener is there!?" all 10 of us just busted out laughing! great kid, he never got po`ed about anything we did to him.
Gotta love a fun friedly work environment where everyone gets along!
Son Brandon 11yrs
Daughter Marissa 10yrs
07 Cherokee 32B
02 Excursion 4X4 V-10 4.30 gear 5Star tuner Y-pipe mod Hellwig sway bar
Reese HP dualcam Prodigy brake controller
A bad day of camping is
better than a good day at work!
New mechanics often went to the bridge for a couple of relative bearings.
It was all in good fun and the new folks got a tour of the ship and a lesson in Navy nomenclature. Come on, fellow sailors, I know there's more.
You need relative bearing grease, prop pitch, prop wash and 10" of new waterline.
You know there was an old mechanic joke about your car needing a muffler bearing. well don`t laugh....Dodge has a listing for one. it`s basically a sleeve to fit to different size pipes together. I think someone putting the parts catalog togehter was having fun!
In Navy boot camp I was assigned to the mess hall for a week. One cook sent me to the far kitchen to ask the other cook for the "automatic bananna peeler". I went to the far kitchen and asked the cook, and without batting an eye, he said, "Tell him I'm out, but I have a squeege sharpener if it will do." I immediately reported back to cook one the response.
You'd think in Navy boot camp mess hall, that with a new influx of boots each week, that they'd get tired of it, week after week, month after month, and year after year, but evidently some things never get old.
I don't find it offensive, even being the butt of it. I don't think it's offensive unless the person is impared in some way, or it has the possiblity of having negative consequences. One of the things I've read in these forums is some people think it's entertaining to remove the cotter pins from the hitch pins on RV's temporarily parked. I don't think THAT's funny at all.
Gotta be careful what you ask for since many of those items are now available from places like KaleCoAuto.
A buddy of mine on a construction site was sent out for a skyhook but having been around the block a few times, went and had a cup of coffee and then reported back that the skyhook was on order and would be there in a couple hours since it had to be flown in by helicopter from Houston and was only going to cost $10K/hour. Apparently the ones who sent him to on the wild goose chase were a bit worried until they found out that the joke was on them.
'93 Jayco FS3500 TT behind a '92 Dodge D250 powered by 5.9L Cummins
'94 Vogue Prima Vista powered by 8.3L Cummins w/ 6spd Allison
While completing inventory at a car audio installation bay, we always had the new guys count the bulk crimp connections. There were thousands of butt connectors, ring terminals, spade connectors... If they got overwhelmed, we gave them a break and let them count tie straps instead. We let this go on for the first hour. it was good for a laugh at the end.
When I started in the industry, I was asked to get some odd tool, can't remember the name of it now. Called the snap on dealer, and he had never heard of such a thing. I asked my dad, and he went to the garage and returned with some bent up wrench. He told me to take that in to work the next day. Funny that some of these things do actually exist.
I'm a high school teacher, apparently the students are still using the same old things on the freshmen that we did 20 some years ago.
Apparently, every high school has a pool on the roof. Apparently, almost every high school has a senior lounge complete with hot tub that some of the slower juniors are still looking forward to getting to use the next year.
Vehicles: 2011 Ford Fusion (for car camping), 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C50 (motorcycle camping) Tents: Boulder Creek Hunter Ridge 4 (cheap 4-season tent from Bass Pro Shops), Alps Mountaineering Vertex 4, Kelty Grand Mesa 6, Big Agnes Fairview 4