CONSTRUCTION KNOWLEDGE BLOG
August 4, 2011
The ConstructionKnowledge Forum could be a great place for construction folks to connect, tell stories and laugh, and ask things you can’t ask on your job site. To work well, the Forum needs more people posting comments. I know you guys aren’t a talkative bunch, but there are enough of you now that we should be able to get something good happening.
To prime that pump, I’ll occasionally blog some of the previous Forum posts. I think you’ll enjoy them and hopefully head over to the Forum and make a post yourself.
HenryB posted this quick, funny story under the General Discussion category and titled it, A Funny Thing Happened on the Jobsite.
I was on a construction job recently and we were installing petroflex, it was coiled on a reel cart. I watched as one of the guys thought he could reel it out by himself. I tried to warn him. I told him that he might be able to turn it 2 or 3 times but on the 4th or 5th time, he really would need more than his own strength to unreel it.
You know how construction workers are, a bit on the egotistical side and thought he could handle it…even laughing at me, telling me “Maybe YOU would need help!”
I watched as he unreeled…1..2…3 times on the 4th time, it snatched him off the ground and he spun around the reel 2 or 3 times. All I could hear was..”WOoaaaah” as he spun each time. After completeing his 3rd spin, the reel threw him to the ground. He hollered, “I’m hurt and man, you were right!”
This just made me laugh out loud. I can imagine that cockiness quickly be transformed into centrifugal force and then to pain.
One of the comments was, “Moral of the story: Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!”
Please go check out the Forum and make a post. Let’s get some interaction going.