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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by willys36, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,050

    from Nicasio Ca

    Rookies... wait till you pour paint in the gun without putting the needle back in.
  2. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,341

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    I'm 75 and got my second heart valve replacement last week. I live in the country and can pee from the porch, in the yard, in the driveway, any where along the 2 mile dirt road to get here. My DNA is thus widely scattered. Sometimes I even get my zipper down. That is my next personal restoration project. I was going to get my hearing fixed next but I don't want to hear people talking about my wet pants.
    Whenever I find my self in a room and I don't remember why I'm there I just start putting things away and organizing stuff. That works well as long as I'm not at someone else's house.
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  3. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 3,622

    from illinois

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  4. I have a wonderfully snappy response to your post, but first I need to step away for an hour or so to try and find my glasses...

  5. Darin Younce
    Joined: May 8, 2019
    Posts: 591

    Darin Younce

    around 20 years ago , I sprayed por15 under a big dump truck .Next day I got up and climbed under and checked how it was looking and saw a couple places that needed to be touched up , got out my sprayer , crawled under and hit a few spots , thought something was not right , then I realized I forgot to put my mask on. I swear I coughed for 2 days over just a few seconds of spray.
  6. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,600


    Im 62 and still doing my electrical work. Many times I go out to the truck to get a part and forget what it was, I root around until it comes to me and proceed looking like a good electrician.. LOL

    I do stay concerned about getting knocked on my a$$, that $hit don't play, especially with salty skin...
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  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,544


    I'm glad that searching for misplaced stuff in the basement is offset by the discoveries of stuff I forgot I had. List them right away on eBay so it never happens again. Bob
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  8. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,341

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    If you haven't forgotten where I put the list.
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  9. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 220


    I used to open a beer and then forget where I set it down. Had heart surgery so I no longer drink, problem solved. Now if I can find one of my many pairs of cheater glasses, I can look for my water bottle, work for a few minutes and then try to remember where I left my cane..
  10. I'm totally fine, I was never valuable to society in the first place. :D
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  11. big john d
    Joined: Nov 24, 2011
    Posts: 259

    big john d
    from ma

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  12. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,197

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I see there are many things we share as a group..not just Hot Rods.
    Surprised nobody hasn't brought up the dropsies, for no apparent reason I seem at time to just release pressure on what I'm holding and to the floor it goes, most of the time to that black hole in the shop, not to be seen again, until I do find it later searching for something else, only to wonder what it was for.
  13. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,778


    I can relate to this one for sure!
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  14. Chicster
    Joined: Aug 5, 2018
    Posts: 276

    1. Missouri H.A.M.B.ers

    Yep, I keep the magnet on a stick handy cause I know there's gonna be a nut, bolt, washer or something hit the floor.
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  15. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,380


    Holy shit! That's a relief. I thought it was just me that dropped stuff.
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  16. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,435

    from Michigan

    You guys are absolutely cracking me up this morning.
    Started my day out real good.

    I've been sandblasting the inside of the indoor swimming pool. It's kinda like being IN the sandblasting booth. I'm taking precautions... windows open, exhaust fan, mask, goggles, hood, etc. I do a section, then get the hell out of there and let it air out.
    There have been a couple times I've forgotten to put my mask on before I started. LUUUUUV the smell of pulverized glass in the morning.

    Okay... everybody have a good day trying to kill themselves!
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2020
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  17. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,049


    I've spent half my life looking for the tool I just set down...and it's getting worse:eek: And everything I drop nowadays, seems to end up under something, requiring me to get on my hands and knees to retrieve it...which is a whole new (some what painful) adventure in itself:mad:
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  18. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 750

    from Finland

  19. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,611

    phat rat

    Sure is a big family of "brothers from different mothers"
  20. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,728

    ramblin dan

    There's been times I ended up buying something at a swap meet only to find it was something that I had sold the year before I bought it back. Being forgetful does have it's advantages. You can hide your own eggs for your Easter egg hunt.
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  21. Yours was a matter of brain fade, and true health risk, but personally I have always found the first people who have to put PPE on to do most minor of tasks are the same ones who are completely reckless in all other aspects of life.

    The same guys who have to put ear plugs to run a grinder for 30 seconds are the same ones who drive around with music so loud you can hear 100 feet away with doors and windows closed.

    They are the same ones who use dust mask because there is a little dust in the air then go out and chain-smoke at break and lunchtime.

    Then do things like use pallet jacks as scooters, pick themselves up and ride on the crane. Leave work and drive over 20 or 30 miles an hour speed limit without seat belts on.

    I am not saying don't be safe but a little moderation goes a long way.
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  22. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,267

    jimmy six

    Yesterday after breakfast my wife asked where my coffee cup was.... searched all over even places I never went that morning... found it right where I left it in the microwave still warm......the golden years are getting a little rusty:eek:
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  23. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,812

    from Ks

  24. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,298

    Marty Strode

    Last night I was modifying a set of stainless headers, and stopped to re-tip the tungsten. After getting distracted, and started to weld, with a filler rod in my hand, and noticed I hadn't replaced the tungsten. I looked all over for the missing tungsten, and the frustration ended, when I found it in my left hand. It probably wouldn't have worked as filler rod, anyway.
  25. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,605


    LOLOL too funny

    I do that alot anymore..... and it always comes as a often as it happens, you'd think a guy would learn.
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  26. Before I retired I would commonly say. "I'm old and I forget $hit." Now I still forget.
  27. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,860

    from kansas

    What I really love is spending 10 minutes digging out every tool I need to do a job, another 10 minutes going thru it in my head to make sure I have every tool I'll need.

    THEN I crawl under the car with the tools only to find out the very first tool I need is still sitting on the bench 30 ft away!! Then its crawling out and going to all 4's until I can work my way back to a standing position only to do it all again....
  28. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,812

    from Ks

    I was replacing the receptacle end on my welder cord. This cord comes from the breaker in the wall box. I shut the appropriate breaker off and took the old plug off. Then proceeded to cut off the end of the wires with my strippers. BRIGHT light, !!BRIGHT light!! I still have not found those strippers, no shit! And I have looked everywhere. I must have thrown them when the fireworks started. My electrician buddy came over and said, hey you old fart why didn't you just shut ALL the breakers off instead of one?? I said cause I knew which one it was! He laughed for five minutes. Lippy
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  29. When you are born, before you ever leave the hospital, the doctors should be telling you about this kind of stuff that's in store for you. (Maybe they did and I forgot. :confused: )
    I used to be able to think about more than one thing at a time. And I could make a 'day plan' and stick to it. Remembering a measurement from last week while at the parts store today? ........meer child's play. :cool:
    My mind was a cross between an encyclopedia and a Rolodex. Do you think it's a coincidence that since encyclopedias and Rolodexes are now extinct my mind is down to only hitting on 2 cylinders? .....I don't think so.
    And another thing; I used to have skin like a Rhinoceros. Nobody told me that when I got old, just the thought of
    picking up a pair of pliers would give me a blood blister*.

    *I apologize if by mentioning pliers any of you old guys got a blood blister. I didn't mean to.
  30. mohr hp
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 382

    mohr hp
    from Georgia

    Thanks guys, I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. My Dad says it only gets worse.
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