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Maybe OT, maybe not, judge as ye want to be judged
Last night, I go into Big Lots here in Maysville, KY to pick up a 6" bench grinder. $25, last one on the shelf.
I goes up front to pay, plop down my MBNA MC, and the cash register scrolls a message: CALL FOR AUTHORIZATION. No biggie, one call does it all.
Well, the Rhodes Scholars running the cash register cant find the numbers for the CC cos for about 15 minutes. Once they do, its another 10 minutes to call and get the freakin authorization code. THEN they cant find the manual CC imprinter. That takes another few minutes, and THEN they cant get the blooming thing to work once they get it.
Evelyn Wood version: It took 45 minutes of my time, and I still didnt get the freakin grinder. They were apologetic, and saved it for me to pick up today, but MAN was it tiring. I would have given up, but when the world goes Mad Max, a good grinder can be a life saver.
One lady, stuck in the line behind me, was gracious about the whole thing, and said she was just plain curious as to how it would turn out. Amused detachment or equivalent.
So, is Big Lots going to go manual when the time comes? Dont bet the farm on it!
PS: I know what, maybe she's one of them Agent Provoc... Privoc... Preuvoca...oh, heck, one of them danged agitators.
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), December 22, 1999
...and what exactly is a bench grinder anyway?
-- Hokie (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
It's a motor with a stone wheel at each end. It spins and allows one to grind away metal, plastic, etc. Really handy for interrogating looters.
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), December 22, 1999.
Hmmm, letme see, grind, feet, hands, heads??????LOL...u b 1 sick kookie....lol
-- consumer (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
Hey kook is George coming home for Christmas? Might be nice to have Batman around it it hits the fan.
-- Johnny (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
Did you remember to buy the generator too? Gonna need one for that E'lectri grinder you have....
-- A. Guy (Aguy@getit.com), December 22, 1999.
As far as the traditional use of a grinder in extracting information from someone, you've never heard the phrase:
"Nose to the grindstone"?
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
A. Guy, already went full blast wind/solar. No 'legtristy bills at da Kook mansion!
-- Y2Kook (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.