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Old 09-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #81
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #82
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #83
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My 2nd month on my own, I had to use the restroom and took care of business, well I flushed and the toilet overflowed and wouldn't stop. The shut off had no handle and I had a pool of water on the floor. My plunger was at another job 20 minutes away. The second I open the bathroom door, my client was staring at me and asked me what happened. Duh, isn't it pretty obvious! I'm still laughing about it even though it happened 10 years ago!
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My 2nd month on my own, I had to use the restroom and took care of business, well I flushed and the toilet overflowed and wouldn't stop. The shut off had no handle and I had a pool of water on the floor. My plunger was at another job 20 minutes away. The second I open the bathroom door, my client was staring at me and asked me what happened. Duh, isn't it pretty obvious! I'm still laughing about it even though it happened 10 years ago!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #85
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i had an interesting experience with a deaf couple yesterday. I was doing a trade show with Chris and crew. So i was there and as people walked by "hey guys, got any questions?" blah blah.
so this couple was at one end of the booth for a few minutes and according to my colleagues they were very openly doing sign language (i didn't see ****) so finally they came over to me, and my friends were all holding their breath "oh god hes not gonna ask, oh he won't ask will he "
Well sure enough "hey guys got any questions for us today" and well lets just say the both of us were really confused. I was confused, and im sure he probably was... "hey Jaya can you come handle this one, i have an incoming call from Chris"
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #86
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This is great. A whole thread with grown men talking about $h!tting themselves and m#sturb#ting. All begun by a Handi-Hack talking about his Hack Job.


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I was on a big job, we hang around until about a month after the clients move in because of variations, I had the black pulling cover from some fibre optic cable which is essentially a 18 inch black rubber dildo... I thought it would be funny to put an old recipro blade in there and sneak up on people with the cordless sawzall and assualt them, it was until I was chasing a guy around with it in our lunchroom when 2 office ladies walked past... Not really much you can say.

On a big site it was the end of lunch and we were having a farting competition, I must have had one up the spout because I followed through... Waddled down to the toilet portacom and cut my undies off with my dykes containing the broken arrow, cleaned myself up with water from the cistern and TP then called my mate to watch that the coast was clear whilst I got the goods to the dumpster.
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This is great. A whole thread with grown men talking about $h!tting themselves and m#sturb#ting. All begun by a Handi-Hack talking about his Hack Job.


I have 4 older brothers so I always think farts are funny....I think I failed a girl test somewhere based on that.

I was cutting wire and I pinched a boob in front of a 'new to us' GC earlier this year. I keeled over laughing and clutching my chest, the GC got all concerned because he didn't realize I was laughing and he really couldn't check on the possible injury. Meanwhile Bill is down in the hole laying block going "no, no she's fine, just leave her.....she'll be fine in a minute".

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #89
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Stumbled out of a club around midnight. Figuring my friend would be outside. No dice, so I stumbled over to a nearby building. Prop'd myself straight and decided to give him a call.

Got through, I said "where are you?" he replied with the same question, I answered "outside". Few seconds pass and he says "outside where?". I replied naming the club. He then hung up. Confused I waited a little while and then ran into him.

Didn't think anything of it until the following monday. Showed up to work, boss says man you were ****faced on saturday. Apparently I was talking to my boss and when I told him I was outside he peered through his window expecting to see me drunk standing on his front lawn.
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I was siding a house one winter and the J-channel kept cracking. No matter what I did, it would crack when I cut the 45. Needless to say, I was getting frustrated.

I had a window all done, just needed to nip the J and snap. I ripped that piece off, ripped the rest of it off, threw my hammer down, I think I kicked a passing dog and then let out a string of curse words that would make Ron Jeremy blush.

Just as I was doing this, the HO walked around the corner. I turned beat red, but all the HO said was "Rough day, huh."
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Of course then there's always the gotta whizz and no bodies home, but this bush looks good. At least until you get started and they pull into the driveway.
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Then, you're just helping them save on their water bill.


If they're on a well...well...
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I was siding a house one winter and the J-channel kept cracking. No matter what I did, it would crack when I cut the 45. Needless to say, I was getting frustrated.

I had a window all done, just needed to nip the J and snap. I ripped that piece off, ripped the rest of it off, threw my hammer down, I think I kicked a passing dog and then let out a string of curse words that would make Ron Jeremy blush.

Just as I was doing this, the HO walked around the corner. I turned beat red, but all the HO said was "Rough day, huh."
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While replacing an old cracked, plate glass door lite for a customer with new tempered lite,I proceed to tell him how much safer the door is. I even tell him that tempered glass is stronger than his existing plate glass and smack the center of the glass with my hand. I don't know who was in shock the most him or me as the lite shattered in to a million pieces.Thank GOD I always carried extra door lites on my service truck.From that point on I would just do the work and let my supervisor do all the talking.
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This is for the employer I just left building log homes. We were doing the finish work and I was selected to finish out the pantry / laundry room. 10' x 12' or so and I had to lid it and do the walls with T&G pine. Ok no sweat, slapped it all on there including a bump out for the plumbing behind the W/D and some floor to ceiling shelves. Boss came in, took a long look around, nodded and walked back out. (One of those types where if he doesn't rip you a new one for your work then he is happy, no attaboys there.)

So everything was cool for a couple days and I was onto the window trim. Everybody is bustling because the owner is coming to do a walk through. One of those folks that is way better off than the rest of us and usually has an entourage of about 4-5 people with him. So they're doing the walk through and no serious issues arise. A couple of the people with him are just walking around pointing out different things of interest and so on.

What gets me though is there is this one older gentleman and he is literally stopping and staring at things for what seems like 5 mins or so, then moving on to something else. Well he goes into the room I just finished and is sitting there staring at the wall by where the W/D will be. Doing the whole 5 mins or so and I can see him there while working. I start wondering to myself WTF? So he walks out and starts talking to the one guy who maintains the properties of the HO. He comes up to me and was like come here and check this out. So all three of us are in the little room and the old man is like "Where is the dryer supposed to vent to...?"

Sure as heck I look up and down the wall and there is nothing but the hot and cold water hookup and shiny T&G pine... no exhaust hole...
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Wow. I'm glad this thread was resurected. Funny chit!

I had a female employee once that had to "tee tee" on a job. No porta potty. She used the tall bushes. Later that day she asked me about the funny looking "lights" on the corners of the house.
They weren't lights, they were cameras.
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A year or two ago, we had a roof to go on, and the contractor was in a rush, so boss asked us to work saturday or part of. So I agreed to it. There must of been some mix up in communication as I thought it was a half day, so I didn't bring a lunch. We are out in the woods, about 10-15 minutes away from the grocery store. So when boss calls lunch time, Im a bit weirded out. Thinking I was going home. I typed out a text to my GF saying how I was going to be late, staying longer, forgot a lunch, and nowhere close to get one.

Accidentally sent that text to the boss. It's not that bad, he said, don't worry we will be gone soonish. But still, my heart sunk when he said I sent it to him.... ooops.
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I worked with an old horndog that was always looking for women to watch. One day he wasn't wearing his glasses and he says to me "Ain't much to look at, but look at the t*ts on her", pointing to a roof top deck we overlooked.

I never told him it was a fat old man
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I was replacing an old rotted wood window on a bathroom. I was scheduled to put it in first job of the day. Met the man the the front door and then climbed up on the roof to remove it. Everything went well except I found some rotted siding and replaced it and needed to get some paint color matched. So I come back the next morning and climb up on the roof go paint, as I am in front of the new window the wife comes into the bathroom and drops her robe and then sees me and screams. Nobody told her I was comming back. Husband flies outside, yells at me to leave. He helps me get everything to the truck and writes me out a check and thanks me for my work but shoos me into my truck. Laughed all the way home.
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I was replacing an old rotted wood window on a bathroom. I was scheduled to put it in first job of the day. Met the man the the front door and then climbed up on the roof to remove it. Everything went well except I found some rotted siding and replaced it and needed to get some paint color matched. So I come back the next morning and climb up on the roof go paint, as I am in front of the new window the wife comes into the bathroom and drops her robe and then sees me and screams. Nobody told her I was comming back. Husband flies outside, yells at me to leave. He helps me get everything to the truck and writes me out a check and thanks me for my work but shoos me into my truck. Laughed all the way home.
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