Go figure

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by metalman, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    John Smith started the day early having set his


    alarm clock



    (MADE IN JAPAN )for 6am.


    While his coffeepot



    (MADE IN CHINA )



    was perking, he shaved with his



    electric razor



    (MADE IN HONG KONG ).





    He put on a



    dress shirt



    (MADE IN SRI LANKA),







    designer jeans



    (MADE IN SINGAPORE)



    and



    tennis shoes



    (MADE IN KOREA)



    After cooking his breakfast in his new



    ele ctric skillet



    (MADE IN INDIA)







    he sat down with his



    calculator



    (MADE IN MEXICO)



    to see how much he could spend today. After setting his



    watch



    (MADE IN TAIWAN )





    to the radio



    (MADE IN INDIA )



    he got in his car



    (MADE IN GERMANY )



    filled it with GAS



    (from Saudi Arabia )



    and continued his search





    for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.



    At the end



    of yet another discouraging



    and fruitless day





    checking his



    Computer



    (Made In Malaysia ),



    John decided to relax for a while.



    He put on his sandals





    (MADE IN BRAZIL)





    poured himself a glass of



    wine



    (MADE IN FRANCE)





    and turned on his



    TV



    (MADE IN INDONESIA),



    and then wondered



    why he can't find



    a good paying job



    in AMERICA ​


    ...W
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Too bad, ain't it Winston.

    One other problem I see also is that they don't even make functional BRAINS in America anymore. Wonder what offshore outfit has the out source to provide those.

    John.
     

  3. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Here's one for you though, maybe the reason we don't buy American is that we can't.........
    The winding handle on my trailer jack broke last week. I called Fulton in Wisconsin to get a repair kit.
    They have them, they even gave me the part number but they won't deal with me directly.
    They gave me the names of a couple of dealers in my area. I called them and neither had them in stock.
    Both offered to order the kit ($9.98) but both warned me it would take about a month to get them from the warehouse because they (presumably Fulton) don't take the small orders seriously and they constantly get bumped.
    ...W
     
  4. cheapNdisgusting

    cheapNdisgusting Well-Known Member Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Russ
    It seems like the larger companies forget where they came from.

    However,

    I went to the local parts house in Puxico Mo. several days ago. I needed a 1/4" 6 point wrench for an impossible brake bleeder valve. All he had in stock were 12 point. Jack explained that this is what the supplier sent. I explained what it was for and Jack actually went in the back and came out with a 6 point wrench from his personal tool box, handed it to me and said "use this one till I can get some ordered in". I was dumbfounded. I go there maybe 5 times a year and he didn't really know me from squat. I borrowed the wrench and 3 days later his wife called and said that my order was in. The new wrench (snap-on) cost me $6.50.

    All the trouble he went to, trusting me with his persolal wrench, phone call, ect, probably profited him the grand sum of $.50 cents. He cared. This is what we need more of.
     
  5. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Russ that is pure werkin man good buisnes and I'd spend a extra doller with that man anyday if he treated me that well fer sure! YES SIR we do need more of that!
     
  6. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Yep,I agree with that,,,
    If someone does something for you, do something for them... It works pretty good.
    If you do something for someone,, don't expect anything back, but, if something does come your way, all the better..
     
  7. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I trust people like that too & try to lend a helping hand when possible. Sometimes I get burned but it still hasn't stopped me from being that way.

    I had some people that were broke down in their boat a few weeks ago, I drove a considerable distance back to my shop to get gas cans & took them back to the boat, so they could get going. The shame is that the attendant was @ the fuel dock nearby & said that he didn't have time to wait for them because they were getting ready to close.

    I believe, "What goes around, comes around":wink: