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The poor painter, alone again.

Benny the dog has gone to work with my customer and now I have to talk to myself for the day.
Nobody to hang out with at lunch time.
Nobody to alert me when the mailman is here.

What a letdown.

No man should have to paint shoe molding alone.


So, what am I listening to today?
 

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The poor painter, alone again.

Benny the dog has gone to work with my customer and now I have to talk to myself for the day.
Nobody to hang out with at lunch time.
Nobody to alert me when the mailman is here.

What a letdown.

No man should have to paint shoe molding alone.


So, what am I listening to today?
Are you familiar with the Hidden Brain podcasts? Or LeShow.
 

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I wish I could bring my buddy. He's too clingy I can't get anything done with him he won't hang

It's great if you can. My buddy works in a automotive parts distribution business. Between the warehouse and office maybe 70 employees. One of secretaries brings her dog. Anytime I pop in to say hi the dog is cruising around the place. It's great.
 

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Back in 08 I lived in San Diego, during the big wildfires. My best bud lived right on the line of the fire spread. He was coming in to the office, but didn't want to leave the dog at home, so for a short week we had an office dog and it ruled.
Completely changed the vibe in the workplace. It was probably the best week we ever had there.
Sometimes you need to roll back from the desk and pet a dog, man.

Mark, listening to the current(Vegas) episode of Hidden Brain.
Good one to get me hooked. They're taking about themes I think about a lot, especially at work, since I work for the EXACT social class they're taking about.
 

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Mark, I'd you haven't listened to the Hidden Brain ep "Close Enough" ..... don't!

Waaaaay too close to home. Ha
 

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Mark, I'd you haven't listened to the Hidden Brain ep "Close Enough" ..... don't!

Waaaaay too close to home. Ha
Too late. That was another good one.

If that was the one that talked about "parasocial" relationships, I'm grateful for it. It helped me kick some youtube habits.
 

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Yeah, it's taking about the idea of being either sucked into watching others rather than doing ourselves.
 

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The poor painter, alone again.

Benny the dog has gone to work with my customer and now I have to talk to myself for the day.
Nobody to hang out with at lunch time.
Nobody to alert me when the mailman is here.

What a letdown.

No man should have to paint shoe molding alone.


So, what am I listening to today?
Geeze, what a sad sack. I work alone nearly every day. I enjoy time with myself. And yes, I talk to myself.
 

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Only intelligent one in the room :whistling.

I just keep telling myself that.
 

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Unless it's a crazy ankle biter or a runner, I also enjoy the HO's dog(s) hanging out with me. Haven't had a good one in a few months...just cats recently.

So cool to have a fun distraction on the job once in awhile.

So many memorable dogs over the years that we sometimes call the jobs by the dogs name instead of the customers last name.

"We'll go to Scooby's house and trim then go work on Chloe's kitchen" and everyone knows what job we mean.

Dogs are awesome!
 

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One of my first jobs in the biz was Eddie's house.
Eddie was a young St. Bernard and the single largest animal I've ever interacted with.
If Eddie jumped up to greet you, he would put his paws on your shoulders and be your much taller dance partner.
Eddie's job is also memorable for being the only time I've ever seen the results of a full gallon of paint dropped from the top rung of an extension ladder.
Truly impressive coverage.
 

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Today I listened to three episodes of Hidden Brain while recaulking a bathtub, which I have officially decided I'm never doing again.
No matter what they're paying, it's not worth it.
 

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One of my first jobs in the biz was Eddie's house.
Eddie was a young St. Bernard and the single largest animal I've ever interacted with.
If Eddie jumped up to greet you, he would put his paws on your shoulders and be your much taller dance partner.
Eddie's job is also memorable for being the only time I've ever seen the results of a full gallon of paint dropped from the top rung of an extension ladder.
Truly impressive coverage.
:thumbsup:

Scooby was a brown lab and a master bath remodel for him. My least favorite was Bruce.....back around 2008 we did a kitchen remodel for him and everyone on the job wanted to punt him like a football. (Careless owners let him loose every day and bit nearly everyone there including me a few times) When they did restrain him, he barked every second of every day at us. We were there for 5 days.:censored:
 
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