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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M&P15T, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    I moved from Michigan to Arington, VA, about 18 months ago.

    At work this moring, (I'm kitchen designer), I got a call about a very minor cosmetic issue with an appliance. I had to EXPLAIN to this person the very easy and very obvious way to do this repair, using a few dabs of clear silicone caulk.

    Then, I had to explain what silicone caulk was, and where to get it.

    I am most definitely not in the Mid West anymore.

    A fellow co-worker just offered that that person on the phone probably makes 300k a year, and is too ****ing stupid to figure out something so easy.
     
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  2. simotek

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    That's Arlington for you! We have no shortage of girly straight men here.
     

  3. puckhead

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    I get that he should know what caulk is. But of you did the job shouldn't you fix any problems no matter Howe small?

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  4. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Seriously, when he asked "What's silicone, and where do I get it?", I pulled the phone away from my ear and looked at it like it was from an alien planet. Just dumbfounded.

    I wouldn't even have the balls to call and ask such a stupid question.
     
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  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    This was just a random "how do I fix this?" call, not one of my clients or any work we did.
     
  6. chewybaca67

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    Sounds like a lot of folks in Santa Fe too.
     
  7. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    maybe his dad died when he was a wee boy and his mom never knew or had anyone around to show him whats up as he grew up.


    the 300k a year girl man is probably more right though
     
  8. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Normally losing parents young means you have to learn how to figure things out for yourself at a young age. So I'm betting on the rich girly-man that's never had to figure things out for themself, always just paid others to fix things.
     
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    you should see them run out gas or have to change a tire! lol!
     
  10. simotek

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    Girly-man is a lifestyle choice these days and it is very popular in Arlington. I know plenty of guys that have chosen to give up their balls and be total nannies. Totally straight but man are they girly. I know many gay guys manlier than them. Can't change a tire. Can't even air one up.

    Me, I admit I am metro as hell, and I am usually watching Project Runway while cleaning my guns. But damnit I am still a man and can do anything and everything a man should be able to do and then some. Very handy especially when it comes to car stuff or knowing about sports, guns, beer, etc.

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  11. simotek

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    Even my gay professional pole dancer cousin changes his own oil!

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    There must not be an app for that. :upeyes:
     
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    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Friend of mine lived in the Reston area for years, and she hated it there. The way she described it made me never want to live in that part of Virginia. I obviously wouldn't fit in.
     
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    M&P15T Beard One

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    Keep in mind, Reston is still outside the Beltway. Not quite truly in the DC area. Close......but not quite.

    I can tell you I don't fit in here. But, this is where I'm at, so I've got to adapt a bit professionally. I'm learning how different customers are here versus the Midwest.

    Really, really different.
     
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    That 300k girly man has more than likely lived in his mommy and daddy's basement till he was 30 only to just get off his a** and finally move out only to squirm when faced with a real challenge.

    Oh dear lord the house is falling down because there isn't any whatchamacallit on the sinky/countery thingy.:upeyes:

    I would have told him "sir just away from the counter",i'll be right over,then when i got there i would have done the caulking and charged him 4 times what i should,make him pay and be on my way.
     
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  16. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Dear Penthouse Gayman's Forum. . . .

    I was sitting around complainign about my kitchen. I called the kitchen guy. He told me to get out my silicone . . .

    The rest is history.


    :rofl:
     
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  17. Nanuk

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    Fixed it.:rofl:
     
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    Lot of widow and divorce kids where I grew up. I was one of the widow kids. As teenagers without fathers we took care of each others cars and houses.

    roofing
    drywall
    engine and tranny work
    electrical
    plumbing
    paint, house and car
    tile

    You name it

    Necessity and desperation are great teachers.
     
  19. M&P15T

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    I definitely agree. One learns when one is forced to handle situations and fix things.
     
  20. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    I lived in Arlington, VA for 4-5 years. It was...

    interesting.

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