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Old 04-24-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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"No man! I like to squeeze that roller out ! Don't want to waste any paint!"

"I cant drink water its gross! Coffee or dr pepper that's all my body lets me drink "
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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Do you think I will be ok with that flat tire. Its only flat on the bottom. Not kidding, really happened.

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You know you're opening up a hell of a can of worms here?I'm with you.This should be real good.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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" does that cordless drill use batteries ? "
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"Why do you need so many tools"
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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Can you wire these lights to 277 volts so they use less electricity?
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:22 PM   #7
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"I'm going to college for acting".
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #8
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I "was" going to come to work, But the weatherman said it "might" rain.

(for the record) it didn't rain............
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Anything a customer says that starts with "I watched a YouTube video and..."
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I can't come to work today... my chips won't fit into my lunch cooler so I need to go shopping for a new cooler.
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"Why are you looking for the garbage chute?"
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Can you match the other guy's price?



To which I reply, only if it's higher...
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True story: a friend's buddy is a state trooper and he pulled over a lady in a car for recklessly swerving in front of an 18 wheeler doing about 50 mph just so she could pull into a strip mall parking lot. The truck nearly jack knifed trying to avoid hitting her. When the trooper asked the lady why she pulled in front of a truck like that because she could have been killed, the lady responded: "Well they have more tires on the road so they can stop a lot faster than a car."
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That's why dualies do so well on our icy roads.
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When the weekend warrior catches me at the supply house door and asks ...So what's the going price these days ??

My response is. And will always be the same. It depends on what you have.

They always come back with a .....Oh really?
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Customer talking with electrician...pointing to 3 way switch at the end of the hall " I would like that switch to be in the on position when the lights are on instead instead of the way it is now"
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Most anything preceded with "I don't mean to keep bother you, but..."
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Don't tile where the shower door frame goes because you can't drill through tile.

I asked for a piano hinge not 1-1/2" hinges. They're the same just smaller.

Why is this mosaic wall tile falling apart on the floor.

Cheap paint is just as good as expensive paint.

We're re-using the old framing lumber for framing.

The faucet pop-up doesn't close it's hitting the backsplash. It's supposed to be that way.

I went to get permits, while I was there I asked if the carpenters could do the plumbing and electrical.

The tile border you installed around the mirror isn't square. No the mirror I bought was cut crooked.

Isn't installing a toilet paper holder and towel bars included in your bathroom remodel? No that's not my responsibility.

There's plenty more these are all from the same contractor.
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I want to use my 20-year-old Honda 750-watt generator as a back-up for my entire house.
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Plumber- Dont keep pencils in your truck during the winter.
Me- Why?
Plumber- because they will blow up.
Me- What?
Plumber- Haven't you seen how trees blow up during the winter? Pencils are made from trees.

Me- Get out of my sight.

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