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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 8 posted January 02, 2002 18:18      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I found a tool in My box that was not working properly. My 1" dial indicator was sticky and it worked fine the last time I used it. Someone borrowed it and returned it without letting Me know it was inoperable. This is the second time I found a tool was bad and was not not reported to Me. I closed My tool box to most of the shop and for now I only let a couple of trusted friends use My tools. I don't like to tell people they can't borrow things but I do not enjoy replacing things they break. I am thinking of making a sign up sheet and checking out My tools but not sure if I should let them be used by the masses. They make the same money I do and can get their own. There is also a stockroom upstairs that has many of the tools they need. Why can't they just admit they broke it and stop being so sneaky about it. I feel like I am working with children. Of course, children is a step up from pets. maybe I should keep a rolled up newspaper next to My toolbox for those naughty creatures. I think they could use some discipline...........Z
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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 1 posted January 03, 2002 18:09      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The indicator was easily fixed, so I loosened up on the access to My box. Now I keep it locked, this way they have to find Me to borrow a tool. Of course, I make them earn the privelege. I just love messing with their minds, it is soooooo easy sometimes. Today, I made someone describe in detail the tool they wanted to borrow and its intended use. That was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. For the next guy, I pretended not to know what the tool was he wanted to borrow. Then once he was sure I knew what tool it was, I acted as though I never had that particular tool though he borrowed it last week. What can I say, I love what I do. It's not easy being Me, but somebody has to do it.....Z
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JainDough
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Icon 3 posted January 03, 2002 18:47      Profile for JainDough     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Allow everyone to freely borrow at anytime, the catch being you get decide which tool If you're feeling ornery, hand someone an acetylene torch and watch them singe their eyelashes off
(sorry, feeling extremely evil today)

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hell is other people -Jean Paul Sartre


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Geekatrix
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Icon 14 posted January 04, 2002 06:46      Profile for Geekatrix     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
Of course, I make them earn the privelege.

What...is your name?

What...is your quest?

What...is your favorite color?


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Evilbunny
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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2002 18:20      Profile for Evilbunny   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
http://www.colorquiz.com/
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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2002 09:56      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Evilbunny:
http://www.colorquiz.com/

Been there, done that, I think it is on another message board >;o)............Z


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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 6 posted January 05, 2002 09:57      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Geekatrix:
What...is your name?

What...is your quest?

What...is your favorite color?


Zorro The Fox
To build the greatest BDSM empire in seattle
Black

If I guess wrong will I be thrown off the bridge into the valley below?...........>;o).........Z


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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 12 posted January 05, 2002 10:00      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by JainDough:
Allow everyone to freely borrow at anytime, the catch being you get decide which tool If you're feeling ornery, hand someone an acetylene torch and watch them singe their eyelashes off
(sorry, feeling extremely evil today)


I could dip the tool in grease and tell them I expect My tools to be returned clean >;o) ..........Z


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Geekatrix
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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2002 14:43      Profile for Geekatrix     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
ZTF, I'd hardly expect you to have a narrow bridge and valley at your place of work...but then again, SupportGoddess has something even better in hers. I'm sure you can come up with some alternative punishment for all those unworthy would-be borrowers of tools:

Name: Bob
Quest: Your most expensive and highly prized tool
Favorite Color: Green..err..no...black?

AAAIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 6 posted January 05, 2002 23:07      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Geekatrix:
ZTF, I'd hardly expect you to have a narrow bridge and valley at your place of work...but then again, SupportGoddess has something even better in hers. I'm sure you can come up with some alternative punishment for all those unworthy would-be borrowers of tools:

Name: Bob
Quest: Your most expensive and highly prized tool
Favorite Color: Green..err..no...black?

AAAIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


The sulfur pit sounded good, but we got something much worse. I suppose I could lock them in the men's room after a spicy lunch. There are some really smelly people working here >;o)............Z


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Tau Zero
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Icon 1 posted January 07, 2002 15:23      Profile for Tau Zero     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Is it ever a good thing it's after hours here... if people heard me laughing like I just did, they might start wondering WTF I'm doing.
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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 14 posted January 07, 2002 17:56      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Tau Zero:
Is it ever a good thing it's after hours here... if people heard me laughing like I just did, they might start wondering WTF I'm doing.

Making them wonder is half the fun .........Z


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