My apologies for my shout. But, please? Do not reply on the spam thread about "clean rooms". It and they have no legitimate purpose for being on this site. The more they get bumped back up to the top, the more they like it and return to do it again and again.
You think our "back porch" and thread drifts are disgusting to wade through? Try sifting out a hundred or more of these things!
Sorry, Wayne ... but the comments of members to some of these
irreverent spams are funnier than our regular dialogue. I have no
issue with some fun threads amongst the posts about dogs, grand-
kids, and other barely relatable T threads. And no one discourages
When all the posts become dry and not about side topics or humor,
the forum becomes dull and less "human". It is the fun and "human"
side of this forum that makes it fun and attractive and the busy place
that it is. Remember the MTFCI forum ? Hello ? (echoes off vast deserted
i'm not respond too Wayne. the fixing person needs delete. i enjoy make joke but "clean room" no business hear.
A clean room in a third world country is like a screen door on a submarine!
Burger is right!
American Pickers came by this morning, and now all my Garages are "Clean Rooms." No more worries, no Ts to try to start and get cranky about. Life is a breeze! Also took all my trains, so I don't have to worry about doing my train layout either. Now I can sit at the computer ALL DAY and read and post to the forum!
Oh wait, a white van with two guys and a large butterfly net just pulled into my driveway. And Linda is smiling at me funny. . . .
Note today's date!
^^^^ Please Fred. Obnoxious yes, right only a margin of the time
It is a shame you have no sense of humor. Such a dullard.
Your own personal shock paddle to restart your excite when
it goes into loose turmoil of yearly clean room anguish.
I certainly don't want to see politics or other touchy subjects on here, but I really enjoy the playful banter and occasional jokes.. after all laughter is the best medicine .....and I am one sick puppy!!!
Rich Eagle !! I had no idea you were fluent in Chinese !! ;- )
Fruent? What make you think that?
No, and I don't want to offend any of my Asian friends, but my grammar has been influenced by instructions on many of the cut rate power tools around the shop.
Spend a little time on Engrish.com for a good laugh.
Actually, I'm pretty sure the gibberish comes from genius computer translation programs. Speaking of humor, I hope folks can have a laugh without being offended. I sure as heck have no clue when it comes to foreign languages, anyone who is passably bi-lingual deserves some credit. Heck, I sure haven't mastered English !!
My favorite Chinese-printed safety instructions on some kitchen or bath appliance:
"WARNING!! Not for the other use"
Huh?? I can see that on a screwdriver being used as a pry bar, but. . . .
About 30 years ago, I got a "some assembly required" thing for our then young kids. The entire instruction sheet, referred to every piece of the thing as "spare part". Attach spare part "D" to spare part "C" using spare part "X" and 2 spare part screws "G".
Thirty years later, every few days, I still get a good chuckle out of about ten pages of instructions written like that. No shelves. No sides. No hinges. No connecting brackets. Just spare parts.
I keep looking back here to see the repartee, and enjoy it. Thank you.
That original poster on this thread, however, really should be put down for his intolerance! Don't you think?
The original spam thread should be read and ignored. Left to die the ignominious death spammers deserve.
"If motor become hot, switch off in no time." We buy The cheap stuff and then complain. I'm sure hiring someone to write instructions in clear English would add to the cost. We are all victims of human nature.
I had an employee years ago. His hobby was cage fighting. Every few Mondays he'd
show up to work all beat up, or at least scuffed and bruised. Casinos and other events
centers held competitions where guys who liked this stuff could fight for titles and prizes,
and that was his idea of a good time.
He was a big boy, about 6'2", 280lbs. Not real lean, but not a tub either.
On a job that backed up against some commercial stuff, we were about 4 floors up
when I heard this squeaky little voice calling out "Hoo cah di ? Hoo cah di ?" Because
of the neighborhood, parking was a PITA and Todd had parked his car near a dumpster
behind a Vietnamese restaurant and the 95lb, presumably Vietnamese owner wanted it
At some point, the little guy looked up at me and expanded the questions and comments
to "Di yo cah ? Yoo moo cah na !", pointing at Todd's car.
I was up in the open rafters above the rest of my guys on the top floor. I called Todd over
to the edge and said "I think this guy wants a word with you". When Todd poked his head
over to see, the little guy went ballistic, like a chihuahua angrily yapping at a pit bull. Todd
laughed and went down to move his car, the little guy chewing him out the whole time.
We all got a good laugh, knowing that Todd's hobby was to ball guys 3x the little guy's size
up and thrown them IN a dumpster. Todd was very polite and just said "Yes, Sir!".
Some Asian employees that worked with my Daughter asked her "What Waka waka do" mean? She had no idea until she heard a supervisor yelling "What the f...k are you doing?" to someone.
Yeah, I responded on "that" thread. Didn't think. At all.
The OP of this thread shouldn't be put down, I don't think. I wouldn't know how to put you down Wayne! At present, I think you're a great guy! :-)
On the language issue (wow, some threads do drift around-it's fun! Guilty as charged), one time at a birthday party I told the little boy in the high chair (phonetically spelled sorta)
"Auf Veederzain dare Kinder. Eesh hobba kronkin copf! Hehehe!" I thoroughly quieted (silenced!) a whole room full of Hispanic speakers (almost all speak/understand English just fine btw).
Wow was my wife teed off! I might catch it about that and my lack of tolerance but what is the official language of this country as of a couple hundred years ago?
The boy is my grandson.
A gentleman by the name of Hugh was a Viet Nam refugee from the 70's. 25 years later his English was just fine. Nice guy.
Guess I got Duey C fooled, eh? (Thank you anyhow) By the way, I do speak and read German at a barely passable level.
I unfortunately don't have but a minute or so today, but did want to add here. I do enjoy speaking to people from other countries. And believe we should continue to be a beacon of hope to people from other parts of the world (I really hope the light does not go out!). However, I have also always believed that anyone going to another country, and staying longer than just visiting (certainly anyone staying long enough to get even a temporary job), should learn the language of where they plan to be for more than a very short while. At least learn some of the basics. And I do not feel this way because I am arrogant, or controlling. But because it is in their best interest to do so.
Many times, when debating the issue, I would use the example of "what if"? An accident? Injury? Lose your friend/translator? And then, one day (middle of the night actually), it happened.
I was driving a considerable distance, at about one A M, a drunken idiot passed me. I was only doing a bit over 65 mph on a two lane highway with a speed limit of 55 when he flew round me like I was crawling. He stayed on the wrong side of the road for almost a half mile before nearly hitting (what turned out to be a big fuel tanker rig) head-on (bet the tanker driver's shorts were stained!). At the last moment the drunk swerved onto his side of the road continuing on at high speed. About a half mile beyond the near miss, I went over a small hill, and saw the wreckage in the light from a streetlamp. Glass from a small car had exploded way above the top of the streetlamp, and was just beginning to fall down again (a totally surreal image in the glow of the streetlamp). The drunk had hit a small Toyota sedan with four farm workers inside. None of the four spoke a word of English. I had 911 on my cell phone before I could pull up and stop. I was doing what I could, me and my very limited Spanish, giving what aid and comfort I could. One more non-professional came by and stopped, spoke no Spanish at all. The first Highway Patrolman that arrived, and the firemen, and the ambulance driver and crew, as well as the second Highway Patrolman all spoke no Spanish. Not one other person there, besides the four injured, and me, spoke Spanish. And I didn't speak much of it. Maybe, some of it was the shock, but none of the four injured admitted to speaking any English. But it was pretty clear they were farm workers. And my broken Spanish was enough to calm them, and translate injuries.
I did have to speak with an assistant district attorney about the drunk maybe a week later. I was told that all four survived with relatively minor injuries. The drunk eventually copped a plea to his charges, after I told the ADA that I would be at the courthouse with bells on if they needed me.
Got to get back to where I have to be tonight.
Why was your wife teed off because you spoke German ???
Can we please not respond to SPAM as well as the whining, bickering threads? If no posting on those threads, they will eventually sink to the basement where they belong.