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Dead Men Tales: Uncle Tony

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edited April 2022 in THE MAIN WALL



Uncle Tony

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some funny stories about his Uncle Tony and this wonderfully wacky business.

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  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 1,076
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    Happy to report the ball busting continues on in my supply house, however the sales reps stopped bringing donuts long ago. I guess Uncle Tony lost that war, may he rest in peace.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    They probably stopped when Tony left the building. Glad to hear the ball busting goes on!
    Retired and loving it.
  • kevink1955
    kevink1955 Member Posts: 88
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    Supply houses sure have changed, parts counters are now attached to showroom where they sell gold faucets

    I remember my first days in HVAC going to Traco in Copiague. Manager Bill and his wife Mary were the greatest people I ever met. Later on, after Bill passed away his son Guy became manager.

    Under Guy's manager-ship a large jar appeared on the counter with some sort of pickled animal testicles in it. The place became a interesting place to kill a few hours and get absolutely nothing done. Sometimes got me frustrated as I just need to grab parts and go but it is a place from my past I will never forget. They could also tell you how to get to Abco if you asked Lol

    Never see anything like it in Ferguson Lol

    jamplumb
  • cubbydog
    cubbydog Member Posts: 42
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    Was uncle Tony an ex cop?
  • ArnoldKleinman
    ArnoldKleinman Member Posts: 2
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    I worked at AMAF Flushing and Huntington in the 70's. It was exactly as you wrote. There were guys that almost spent the whole day there. But what an education. I learned a lot about controls and people. It has helped me be a better tech. and to know how to deal with customers (hardest part of the job). As I get close to 50 years in the business and get ready to retire, I won't forget the time I spent behind and in front of the counter.
  • cubbydog
    cubbydog Member Posts: 42
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    The donuts and the badge!
    heathead
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    Tony wasn’t a cop. He was a sailor. 

    Oh, and AMAF Flushing!
    Retired and loving it.