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The Zen Way of Life

REF Member Posts: 61
because after I win the lottery I want to work for you. Man is that funny stuff. I needed a good laugh.




  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    A good way to live :)

    Subject: Zen wisdom

    1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not
    walk ahead of me, for I
    may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just
    pretty much leave me the
    hell alone.

    2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a
    broken fan belt and a leaky

    3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're
    going to steal your
    neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

    4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced,
    you can't be promoted.

    5 Always remember that you're unique. Just like
    everyone else.

    6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

    7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try
    missing a couple of car

    8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a
    mile in their shoes. That
    way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and
    you have their shoes

    9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not
    for you.

    10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
    Teach him how to fish, and
    he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

    11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that
    person again, it was probably
    worth it.

    12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to
    remember anything.

    13. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time

    14. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a
    lot of that comes from
    bad judgment.

    15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
    it in half and put it
    back in your pocket.

    16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

    17. There are two theories to arguing with women.
    Neither one works.

    18. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much
    when your lips are moving.

    19. Experience is something you don't get until just
    after you need it.

    20. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    21. Everyone seems normal until you get to know

    22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping
    pill and a laxative on
    the same night.

    23. There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental

    24. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way
    to take it too

    Enjoy !!

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,230
    Scott is having...

    ...TOO MUCH FUN!

    Weezbo, we need your help here. Your tundra is being walked on. Numbers 12 and 23 struck a l-i-t-t-l-e too close to home. Thanks!

    Yours, Larry
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338

  • Darin Cook_3
    Darin Cook_3 Member Posts: 389
    Here is tidbit of wisdom for you Scott

    This is actually a Markism :

    A persons sanity is directly proportional to the number of cats they own.

  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Inversely Proportional?

    Caoul dit be that the relationship is inversely proportional? Not that I have anything against cats or their owners, but I know a few people who own multiple cats and the ball of twine does not seem to be wrapped too tightly. Hey! I own cats...
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    Reminds me of a builder

    I worked for that seemed to always have a lack luster clean up crewscrew. I told him, pay peanuts get monkies. He told me vice versa.

    hot rod

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  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909

    Inversely proportional.

    I think the scales start tipping after 3.

    Just one example: A customer I had installed a boiler for called me 5 years later and asked if there was anyway that someone could call her house and turn the boiler on. I said that that could not happen. She exploded into fury, screaming that she KNEW that "drug dealers and crack smokers" were calling her house and turning on the heat.

    One year later she was removed from the two family home that she owned. She lived on the second floor and her 30 cats lived on the first. I kid you not.

    Mark H

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  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    Thanks for being On Watch Larry *~/:)...

    A guys gotta keep up with this sorta stuff *~/:)

    Things like this are important in ones hydronic tool kit :)

    Happy 4 th of July everyone. Are you all feeling United ?

    this work stuff is highly over rated...however when you are a multi dimensional personality it is easier to get a second opinion :)
  • Jon_2
    Jon_2 Member Posts: 109

    Mark, Your story reminded me of a customer that I had replaced a contactor on his a/c condesating unit five years ago. The other day, saw him at the Post Office, and asked hm how it was working in this hot spell we are having. His reply" I don't know what you did, but the hot water heater quit last week and it was because you worked on the a/c." I relied "That's strange for I never entered your house five years ago when I replaced the contactor on your condensating unit. You stood in my way the entire time I was at your place." He told me I owned him a new hot water heater for I was the last person to do any work at his house and I was the blame for its failure. I thanked him for informing me of its failure and if I was him, I would be looking for someone to install a new one and not to bother calling me for I would not return to his house for any work for the rest of his life.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    :)) Thats wild :)

    i was nailing some cosmetic facia on a guys house and his toaster went bad the next day ..the next morning he is talking some nonsence how the work i did caused it and it just happens to be like 100 feet away from the kitchen! Maybe when the leg falls off the couch its time to pick up the tools and the check and employ an exit stradgey *~/:)
  • Chuck Shaw_4
    Chuck Shaw_4 Member Posts: 66
    at one place I worked

    we used to joke that "the cat was having kittens" and somehow that would come back to us...

  • Chuck Shaw_4
    Chuck Shaw_4 Member Posts: 66

    double post
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
    It's an obsesion

    with some people to connive their way out of financial responcibility.

    This activity becomes a hobby for them. There is no act or behavior that would cause them shame or remorse. In their minds it all is very justifiable.

    Sad, Don't you think?
  • Jon_2
    Jon_2 Member Posts: 109
    It's an obsession

    You are right, this guy is the same person who was going to get discharged from the Army Reserve because of his losing his eyesight. His OIC made up excuses why he could not take a physical for 8 years so he could get his pension. After he got the pension from the Reserves, he sued them as the cause for his loss of eyesight and is drawing a 100% disablity pension all so... He is one low life scum bag and will continue to be one until he is screwed into the ground.....
  • Jaitch
    Jaitch Member Posts: 68
    one of my best inssanity stories.

    I once was called to a mobile home, and condemned the oil furnace. We installed a new unit - during the install, the HO insisted that the driver for her previous oil supplier was shooting at her to kill her. (Truck sometimes backfired coming down the road by her house). Installed furance and heard nothing until I was served with papers - she was suing our company.

    In court - in front of the Magistrate she told the story of how we installed the furnace and had installed a switch in our offices to make the furnace malfunction on command. The Magistrate had to put his head in his hands to stifle his, er shall we say emotions?

    Lawsuit was dismissed - she used our comapny as a credit reference for the next oil company and when I got the call I immediately asked to speak with the competition's service manager. I don't know if he took on that account or not.....
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