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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    The paper machine's speed controlled drive system
    was down and the company was losing $10,000 an
    hour in profits. They placed an emergency call to the
    General Electric repair service and, since it was 3:00
    am on Saturday night, the only repair man they had
    available was old Charlie.

    Old Charlie had been a repairman for 35 years and
    was only two years from retirement. He had seen it all
    and wasn't impressed by much.

    As old Charlie pulled up to the guard shack at the plant
    entrance, he was waved through and greeted by no one
    less than the plant manager. "Thank goodness you're
    here. How long will it take you to fix it?"

    Now Charlie had had nothing more than the sketchiest
    description of the problem but he replied without
    hesitation, "Oh, about fifteen minutes."

    "Great!" replied the plant manager, "My men will show
    you where the drive controls are and get you anything
    you need."

    After three hours of testing, reading prints, asking
    questions, the drive system was still not working.
    The plant manager became increasingly enraged
    and accosted old Charlie,

    "I thought you said you could fix this thing in FIFTEEN

    "I can and I will, " he replied, "As soon as I figure out
    what's wrong with it!"

  2. greenlead


    Jul 30, 2004
    NE Indiana