Glock Talk banner

Dumbass safety rules

331 Views 15 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  itisbruno
Two days ago, this British gentleman, who is buying this stuff from our customer, told me that I can't bring the Russian interpreter into the PCR while power is on.

I gave him my classic, "are you retarded, or something?" look, and he said, "Well it's in case of an accident".

I wanted to say, "Well, she's in this office, right now, and the lights are on. Isn't she in mortal danger at this very moment? I mean, after all, she doesn't have a penis."

Instead, I said, "I've been doing this for 20 years, and she's no more likely to be the victim of any catastrophe than any of us. I would not have her in there while I was energizing the system, because I have seen 80 kilo breakers blow off of the wall, but once everything is online and stable, it's no more dangerous than being in this office."

He said, "Regardless, I'd appreciate it if you would keep her out of there unless there is no power on."

Ain't that just great. I'm supposed to teach Russian electricians how to operate and troubleshoot a system, but I can't bring her into the PCR at the only time when I can demonstrate how this stuff works.



Then there are those damned "reverse alarms" on forklifts, cranes, etc.

WTF is that about? If you can't tell you're about to be run over by heavy equipment, is a beeper really gonna save your ass?

Hard hats.

The same guy came out and told me that I needed to be wearing my hardhat out on the yard.

I looked up at the clear blue sky, scanned it, and couldn't, for the life of me, determine what could possibly fall on my head from there.

I said, "Yeah, I reckon someone could throw a wrench from that derrick over there (200 meters away), and bean me right on my noggin'."

Sometimes it gets so damned stupid that I have to wonder how people can survive anymore.

We're actually training them to be stupid, so that if the reverse alarm fails on a crane, the dumb ****s will get run over, and their family will sue because the ****in' pager on the crane wasn't working.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

· Viva Hate
Joined
·
20,894 Posts
Ahhh... this is the same type of thinking that has the guy in our warehouse spending 30 minutes putting on a gas mask and a space suit to do 5 minutes of spray painting.

I break his balls for it everytime too:

"Ground control to Major Tom..."
 

· Cajunator®
Joined
·
37,740 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Between the safety rules and PC bull****, how do we get anything done anymore?

When I was in Siberia, the security guys wanted to give me a ticket for not wearing clothes with that 3M reflector **** on them.

It was white nights! Daylight 24 hours a day!

They were concerned that a backhoe might run over me or something.

I told them that I'm not stupid enough to stand in front of a backhoe while it's about to run me over at 3 kilometers per hour.

I flat out told them that if their security guys kept ****ing with me, that I'd not lift a finger to get their rig drilling.
I raised so much hell that the Russian toolpusher told the security guys that they'd best just leave the American alone.
 

· Viva Hate
Joined
·
20,894 Posts
A backhoe in mid day? :rofl:

Do they make you put a cork on the end of your fork so you don't poke your eye out at chow time?
 

· Señor Member
Joined
·
7,772 Posts
cjlandry;11351000 said:
No, but they do give fearful looks when I use my Kershaw Leek as a toothpick. :cool:
You should start rumors about americans not considering it murder to kill stupid people. While cleaning your teeth with the knife.
 

· Viva Hate
Joined
·
20,894 Posts
He already shows them photos of his gun collection... He's spreading the image of Americans as gunslinging ornery cowboys across the world, and I appreciate it. :supergrin:
 

· Cajunator®
Joined
·
37,740 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
TylerDurden;11351253 said:
He already shows them photos of his gun collection... He's spreading the image of Americans as gunslinging ornery cowboys across the world, and I appreciate it. :supergrin:
Mr. Chernovsky, (who fought in Afghanistan, back in the day) told me the other day, when he saw my AR's, that he prefers the AK over the M16.

I showed him a pic of my Saiga S-308, and told him that the AK is a fine weapon, but it's much better when it's chambered to fire a real rifle cartridge.
 

· Viva Hate
Joined
·
20,894 Posts
cjlandry;11351349 said:
Mr. Chernovsky, (who fought in Afghanistan, back in the day) told me the other day, when he saw my AR's, that he prefers the AK over the M16.

I showed him a pic of my Saiga S-308, and told him that the AK is a fine weapon, but it's much better when it's chambered to fire a real rifle cartridge.
How is that Saiga working out for you anyway?

Nice potential for an inexpensive .308 platform there if it's accurate enough.
 

· Cajunator®
Joined
·
37,740 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
It's more accurate than I am, but even with the Williams peep sight, it's not nearly as easy to shoot as the AR, Garand, or FAL, which are also more accurate than I.

If they made a proper aperture that could somehow mount on the rear of the receiver without moving, I'd love it. As it stands, a scout optic might do the trick, but I don't like depending on glass or electronics for shooting.
 

· Viva Hate
Joined
·
20,894 Posts
cjlandry;11351404 said:
It's more accurate than I am, but even with the Williams peep sight, it's not nearly as easy to shoot as the AR, Garand, or FAL, which are also more accurate than I.

If they made a proper aperture that could somehow mount on the rear of the receiver without moving, I'd love it. As it stands, a scout optic might do the trick, but I don't like depending on glass or electronics for shooting.
Yeah, only have my hunting rifles have glass.

Now you reminded me that I need a Garand - the first one I ever handled/shot was like a laser beam at 100 yards with old military ball.
 

· Cajunator®
Joined
·
37,740 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
TylerDurden;11351429 said:
Yeah, only have my hunting rifles have glass.

Now you reminded me that I need a Garand - the first one I ever handled/shot was like a laser beam at 100 yards with old military ball.
Get it while the gettin's good. They're not making any more, and the prices rise every day.

I've had a few rifles over the years, and I've yet to find a rifle I can fire as easily and accurately as my 64 year old Garand.
 

· Devious Member
Joined
·
40,072 Posts
I rode bikes without a helmet and crashed, rode in the bed of pickup trucks, had bottle rocket fights, and yes, I have even swam immediatly after eating.

Our society has tunned into a bunch of precious snowflakes.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top