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Youthful Statements

Ted_9
Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718
"why do you want it like that?"

"It looks level to me"

"are we working late today?"



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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    I am bemused

    by my young helper and the way we see and do things differently. A lot of the times he will say things that make me smile to myself and say, I used to think lke that. I've been thinking up a list of youthful statements that reflect what I see as lesson not yet learned, such as; "Why measure?, it looks like it will fit." followed by "it's close enough, force it" and the ever popular, "why carry a vacuum cleaner in my truck? It takes up too much space." Any additions to the list would be welcome. WW

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Good tools

    are too expensive.

    The guy who worked on this before me was a real idiot.

    My boss has no idea what he's doing.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Ron Schroeder
    Ron Schroeder Member Posts: 998
    Like don't worry

    it'll fit they maake bigger sledge hammars, and You can't see it from my house
  • Ron Schroeder
    Ron Schroeder Member Posts: 998
    Dan

    The guy who worked on this before me was a real idiot.

    But sometimes I was a real idiot when I worked on it the fist time;-)
  • JCA
    JCA Member Posts: 1


    My personal favorite....My Bad !

    No s#!^ **** Tracey, it WAS your bad..Do something about it . (I know Milne Loves that one too). Chris
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    I know about that.

    Dopey Kid story
    Retired and loving it.
  • joel_19
    joel_19 Member Posts: 931
    $$$$$

    "My boss is a crook!, look at what he charges people and what he pays me" .

    " I know i'll start my own company charge less than him and make more!!"
  • Jamie_6
    Jamie_6 Member Posts: 710


    Great story Dan! There's a lot of dopey kids in all of us! Especially me:)

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  • why it

    Why it doesn't have circ. pump on this boiler?.... My "helper" asked, now part owner of former company after finishing replacing the steam boiler
  • Terry_14
    Terry_14 Member Posts: 209
    Lets use the old one

    The old one still works why change it? The old Lady never comes down here anyway.

    How come you get all the easy jobs?

    The truck was trashed after a job! Well it was beer thirty, and there is always tomorrow I get paid by the hour!

    Terry
  • Tony_23
    Tony_23 Member Posts: 1,033
    Who cares

    "Who cares what it looks like, it doesn't leak."

    "So what if it took twice as long as you figured, you're charging enough."

    "How would you know how long this should take ?"

    BTW, ALL these statements were from guys over 30.

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  • Jeff Elston
    Jeff Elston Member Posts: 289
    What I say!!

    ME:"What happened here? Did you use your level?"

    Helper: "Yes"
    Me: "Where is it?"
    Helper: "Ummm"
    Me: "How can you use it if its not here? Get a level and fix it!"
  • Dave Yates (PAH)
    Dave Yates (PAH) Member Posts: 2,162
    The Order of Siam

    Sounds like candidates for induction to the great & secret Order of Siam.

    Ceremony must be conducted at sunrise or it won't be very effective.

    Candidates gather to face the rising sun. You face them and while chanting the following, each one must bow to the sun between each part of the chant.

    Slowly chanting and bowing between each phrase:

    "Oh-Wa" (bowing)

    "Ta-Goo" (bowing)

    "Siam" (bowing)

    Those who become enlightened are welcomed over to your side and the chanting continues until all are inducted.

    If you become enlightened while following the chant at home, please keep it to yourself. You can e-mail me if you think you've been enlightened and reveal the secret(G). I'll confirm if you're correct or not.

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    Oh no!!!

    Over thirty is a shame. How about, Why bring the entire tool bucket? We only need the screwdriver.

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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    Statements

    Not so much pertaining to the heating trade.....But very well could. Also not so much to the younger generation. I always liked the ones the oldtimers came up with.

    I'll never see it from my house! "Old Timer"

    Damn, Cut it twice still to short. "Apprentice, or Hill Billy"

    Put your **** skinners on it, and pick it up! "Irish Ole Timer" Translated... Get your hands outa your pockets, and pick it up.

    30 years in the trade, and I never seen anything like that! "speaks for itself"

    Just worry about the front of the shovel, the back will take care of itself. "Real old timer"

    Did you pick up all the tools ? Yeah. Then where is my level. Oh I forgot. "Apprentice"

    Is it breaktime yet? "Apprentice"

    Is it lunchtime yet? "Apprentice"

    Is it time to go home yet? "ALL"

    How long are we going to work in this rain? "Apprentice, and Whossie"

    A chicken has a head only this big, and it knows when to come in out of the rain! "Old time farmer gone operator"


    If you knew what they were saying about you, You would'nt show your face on the job. " Gruff old timer messing with apprentices head"


    Gordy
  • Guy_6
    Guy_6 Member Posts: 450
    pressure

    The gauge says just a little over zero- that's like nothing. I'm going to unscrew this thing now....
  • bob_50
    bob_50 Member Posts: 306
    You gotta

    be plumb, level and square if ya wanna git to pipe heaven.
  • bob_50
    bob_50 Member Posts: 306
    Stick it

    in the hole, hold it straight and turn it to the right like a plow bolt. Ray Charles could see that's crooked. Welder to fitter: hold still you got white caps on the bubble.
  • Ron Schroeder
    Ron Schroeder Member Posts: 998
    An old Irishman to his young helper

    Ye may want to tell me that story agian as ye a&& is sucking wind me boy ye a&& is sucking wind
  • Blackoakbob
    Blackoakbob Member Posts: 252
    Not even\" good Morning\"...

    Just " I hope we don't have to lift anything heavy today, I have to bowl tonight and I don't want to stress my arm."
    Or " I hurt my hand last evening helping my brother build his shed. Do you think your insurance will pay for me to see a doctor this morning?" As he holds up his black, purple and green swollen hand!
    I just love it when work gets in the way of having a life!
    Best Regards.
  • jim lockard
    jim lockard Member Posts: 1,059
    with the ever classic

    "We do not need the hand truck." Or the big ladder, I get the channelocks you can do anything with them." J.Lockard
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    YA Know

    Things have changed since you used to do this !

    YA Right !

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  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    How about

    "crank the Pressuretrol up, it's a big house/building".... funny how the gas company likes to do this....

    "It's steam, it's supposed to be noisy" I actually had a helper who said that once- he got a good chewing out.....

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  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    My favorite helper lines


    "It's all done except........."

    "I got three bad transformers"

    "I wired it right but it doesn't work"

    "I can't work late tonight, I have an Amway meeting"

    Mark H

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  • Ted_13
    Ted_13 Member Posts: 40
    \"well that didn't work\"

    "We can say it came out of the box like that, you know shipping damage. They'll have to give us a new one."
  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    more quotes

    um, where are we gonna be next week

    (friday morning) um.... are we working late today, I have to go to the bank before they close ( what about saturday?) um I am going away for the weekend, don't have time to deposit my paycheck

    (so are you done yet?) um....yeah.....all I have to do is..

    (where's my level) You told me I have to check what I did....(fine, you have your own frikin level don't touch mine) Yeah but I forgot it at home, my mom wanted me to fix the washing machine

    (helper comes back from supply house and 3 out of 4 things are wrong size) You told me that you called it in, and the guy said he had everything (Didn't I tell you to two way me so we could make sure that everything was right, and to add more things if I need them?) um yeah, I guess I forgot sorry

    don't worry the homeowner said that she turned off the breaker for us

    yeah, the homeowner says the water is off




    Cosmo Valavanis
  • KAG
    KAG Member Posts: 82
    Hay Man

    Do you know that your drill doesn,t work? Reply Well not in reverse it won't? 2" bore bit @ 30 min then the question was asked! I wonder if he got home yet?
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