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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    In theory, you learned how to learn. So get a welder, and make it work.

    I managed to talk my wife into getting me a welder for my birthday. Took me a few years to get up the courage to use it. But I learned quickly, and now have no problem doing body repair on my cars. Other than the total lack of motivation to do it.
    Wow, if I had to talk my wife into getting me something for my birthday that I then didn't use for a couple years I don't think I'd hear the end of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    Wow, if I had to talk my wife into getting me something for my birthday that I then didn't use for a couple years I don't think I'd hear the end of it.
    I always invoke the "just in case" rule. Gotta have it just in case...
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Depending on how large your purchase is at Amazon, you could redeem the value of points and pay for the remainder of the purchase on the charge card?
    The widget costs $x. I have more than $x worth of points already.

    I could use the points directly at Amazon. I'm then out $x worth of points.

    or I use my credit card and get $.05x worth of points. I could then pay the credit card using the $x worth of points I already have. Essentially, the cost of the transaction is now $.95x worth of points.

    Why wouldn't I always do the latter?

    edit: Even in the scenario where the item costs more than your accumulated points, it would still make sense to charge the whole thing to the credit card, then throw the points at the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    I always invoke the "just in case" rule. Gotta have it just in case...
    mr les tried to say he needed a Ford Blazer (when they were the thing) because he needed to haul X which he did only once every few yrs. I just laughed and told him he should just say he wanted one

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    mr les tried to say he needed a Ford Blazer (when they were the thing) because he needed to haul X which he did only once every few yrs. I just laughed and told him he should just say he wanted one
    Chevy Blazer. Ford Bronco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    mr les tried to say he needed a Ford Blazer (when they were the thing) because he needed to haul X which he did only once every few yrs. I just laughed and told him he should just say he wanted one
    Isn't hauling X illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    In theory, you learned how to learn. So get a welder, and make it work.

    I managed to talk my wife into getting me a welder for my birthday. Took me a few years to get up the courage to use it. But I learned quickly, and now have no problem doing body repair on my cars. Other than the total lack of motivation to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    Wow, if I had to talk my wife into getting me something for my birthday that I then didn't use for a couple years I don't think I'd hear the end of it.
    I had every intention of using it right away, but when you've never used one, it's a little scary to try it. Now I use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Arc? Mig? Tig?
    MIG. To me, they are the easiest to learn. Some good tips on knowing what they process should look like and sound like along with what a good weld should be when you are done- for about 90% of what a normal person needs, you can learn MIG on your own.

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    Chevy Blazer. Ford Bronco.
    Bronco- I knew I got it wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Isn't hauling X illegal?
    You must spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Remember the events of June 17, 1994, and you'll get it right in the future.
    Hahahahahaha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Remember the events of June 17, 1994, and you'll get it right in the future.
    Ridin' South On A White Bronco was a trophy/achievement in Red Dead Redemption. You had to evade cops while riding a certain horse. Still funny.

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    Being called in for overtime at work when there was hardly anything to do. Got there at noon, finished the tanks that were in the room by about 2, cleaned meat spatter off the wall for a half-hour, went to break for 40 minutes, came back and found no new tanks.

    Honestly, if they want us to work overtime, make sure we have something to do. It's not a job where we can shuffle papers and look busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Being called in for overtime at work when there was hardly anything to do. Got there at noon, finished the tanks that were in the room by about 2, cleaned meat spatter off the wall for a half-hour, went to break for 40 minutes, came back and found no new tanks.

    Honestly, if they want us to work overtime, make sure we have something to do. It's not a job where we can shuffle papers and look busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    As my uncle would say- are they paying you? If they are say thanks.
    They pay me, but I wish the overtimes would have us do more. Today was only 3.5 hours; when there's something to do, we at least go 6. $120 > $70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    As my uncle would say- are they paying you? If they are say thanks.
    Money isn't everything, he could've used those hours enjoying something. I've been there, sometimes you'd rather be at home.

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    Catching up, since I've been MIA for months. People really can't us a washing machine, and we think we should teach them? This should be like a life test, if you can't figure out how to use a ****ing washing machine yourself, you maybe deserve to have to wear stinky, dirty clothes.

    All of that stuff, I was taught some of it, the more advanced stuff, but like working on cars, I never took a class, never was taught by my dad. I just figured it out. It is called problem solving. Learning how to figure stuff out is WAY more important than the individual thing you figure out.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    So there was some discussion at work at week ago (give or take) about sending someone from our group to Germany for a business trip on August 7th. I said I was available but my passport was expired and would need to get a new one. Well, I follow-up again thinking that another person was selected and I'm told that I'm being sent. I don't have flight info yet, I don't have hotel, and I need to find all of my citizenship papers.

    It grinds my gears for three reasons:
    1. Why couldn't my boss follow-up or let me know when she made that decision?
    2. Why oh why didn't I follow-up again?
    3. I'm leaving out of town tomorrow night. That means I'm going to have to make an appointment at the State Dept. downtown either tomorrow or when I get back from Michigan. Tomorrow is going to be a complete scramble. Monday is going to be really pushing my luck for timing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    So there was some discussion at work at week ago (give or take) about sending someone from our group to Germany for a business trip on August 7th. I said I was available but my passport was expired and would need to get a new one. Well, I follow-up again thinking that another person was selected and I'm told that I'm being sent. I don't have flight info yet, I don't have hotel, and I need to find all of my citizenship papers.

    It grinds my gears for three reasons:
    1. Why couldn't my boss follow-up or let me know when she made that decision?
    2. Why oh why didn't I follow-up again?
    3. I'm leaving out of town tomorrow night. That means I'm going to have to make an appointment at the State Dept. downtown either tomorrow or when I get back from Michigan. Tomorrow is going to be a complete scramble. Monday is going to be really pushing my luck for timing.
    Doesn't your company use a service like CIBT to deal with travel documents? When I needed my passport done quickly, I just sent all of the information, and the picture, to CIBT, my company paid them some expedited fee, and they sent a passport in like 5 days.

    http://cibtvisas.com/passports
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