Monday, February 19, 2018

Story: Rudest Person I Ever Had To Serve

While working in paint, we had a concrete sealer to repel dirt and water on garage floors that was typically meant to be a top-coat to garage floor paint. So this guy comes in with his wife/partner and wants more of it and both them look like they live in a poverty-stricken trailer park. They had done a formula change on the clear sealer so the old one was gone and the company doesn't inform you if there was going to be a replacement or not. I told him I was out and I wasn't sure if I could get a replacement. He then asked if I could special order him some but the way that works is it can be done but it has to be a whole case which had four gallons. 

Well he only need one, and that was a big conflict. If I had been him, I would have gone somewhere else and gotten a similar thing especially with it being a clear sealer. It's like if one place stopped carrying a brand of polyurethane for wood, well you can get polyurethane anywhere else, two aren't that much different as long as you don't change from water-base to oil-based or vice versa. He threw a big fit about how my work wasn't going to give him something to help him finish his project and would not take "no" for an answer while becoming a big angry man-baby. He eventually left and my co-worker Pat says she knows who he is and he does that kind of crap all the time. I really hope karma bites him hard one day. 

Fact of the Day: Emilia Lanier

Emilia Lanier was the first woman to be a professional poet in England. In her personal life, she gave birth to the son of Henry Carey (they did not marry) who was the maternal cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Photos: Replacing the Bedroom Furniture Hardware

 This is just one piece to a whole room set. But we got these from the previous homeowners, and they certainly are old but still useful. The knobs and pullbars were certainly showing their age. Two knobs were bent as well which I hated looking at all the time.

The Brothers Grimm (2005 Film) Review

 The Brothers Grimm is a movie I remember coming out when I was still in high school. While Matt Damon was pretty famous by then, I wouldn't really notice Heath Ledger as a wonderful actor (at that time, I never saw A Knight's Tale or 10 Things I Hate About You) until The Dark Knight came out a few years later. While she had been in plenty of movies by this point, this was also a few years before Game of Thrones made Lena Headey very recognizable as Cersei Lannister. For the uncultured swine though, the Brothers Grimm were two real brothers in Germany who modernized many of the fairy tales that we grew up on as children. I knew this was not going to be a "historical" piece. 

SC Lawmakers Want to Make Non-Straight Marriages Into Parody Marriages

Throughout the course of human history, liberal ideas eventually become the status quo, but the conservatives of each time period don't embrace change but just kick and scream until progress is done. And nobody quite kicks and screams like the right-wingers of South Carolina. A handful of far-right lunatics want to dub any LGBT marriage as a parody and the bill's language suggests that the state of South Carolina will not recognize the marriage equally either. Now the smarter "lets get elected" Republicans are going to probably kill this bill in committee, but it does anger me that these morons are even trying, and to make matters worse they think they are in favor of "small government" with their Christian-Sharia laws.