Let The Pros Handle It #socs

Don’t ask me what it is. Wonder (an AI text-to-artwork program) created it from the sentence “let a professional handle it”

Soon after we moved to Georgia, we called a flooring company to replace the vinyl floor covering in the kitchen. The guy who came out to install it reminded me, no kidding, of Jerry Van Dyke, from the TV show Coach. He did an excellent job and we were happy with it.

About a week later, Mary noticed that there was a tiny bump in the vinyl, like something was caught underneath it. Further examination determined that it was a nail that was holding the underfloor, and that it just needed to be pounded down. As lousy as I am with tools, I figured banging a nail down wasn’t that complicated a task, so I got a hammer and prepared to do just that. Mary stopped me, saying, "John, I think we need to let a professional handle it."

So, she called Jerry (that actually was his name, making it even funnier) and told him about it. He came by the following week, assessed the situation, took a hammer and, with one blow, banged the nail back into place. Mary thought that was a riot, so she called me and told me how he had fixed it, making sure to point out that he had covered the floor with a dishtowel first so he wouldn’t damage the vinyl in the process.

So, that’s the difference between an amateur and a professional: a dishtowel.

Linda is our hostess with the mostest for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word about Crest toothpaste. Have regular checkups, watch treats, and brush after eating with Crest!

27 thoughts on “Let The Pros Handle It #socs

  1. Well that’s better than when my ex used car pain to paint the closets in the basement and realizing it was just epoxy A so it never truly dried! He also had the pain all over his hands and arms up to his elbows. I got my mom to bring over some special stuff to clean him up. I sent him down there to get him out of my way thinking he can’t do any harm. Oh…the paint came from his dad.. .it was from the 1960s. I never thought to look at it.


  2. LOL – a dishtowel to the rescue! When we sold my mom’s house, we decided to upgrade the flooring in the kitchen so we hired a professional. A new subfloor was added and then the vinyl on top. We walked into the room, it looked great, but we noticed it made a sound in several places so we asked them to fix it. They put on a different layer after fixing it, so we went downstairs to look at the ceiling to see if there was any indication of where it might be squeaking from. We discovered that the pro had used a million nails that went right through the floor to the ceiling. A million is an exaggeration, but it looked like a nail bed that could kill someone if the ceiling fell down. πŸ€”πŸ˜ Even the pros use shortcuts to get the job done, I guess!
    On a side note to go along with your AI photo, have you checked out http://www.chatopenai.com? It’s only as smart as data up to 2020 (I think) but it’s fascinating to see how it answers questions.


      1. β€œA towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

        ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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    1. I can now pull the handicapped card to justify hiring someone to do the odd jobs. When we bought the house, Mary made me promise “no power tools, and no paint.” She knew me better than I did.


      1. I wonder if you know this little home improvement tip. Let’s say I’m going to hammer a nail into a wall to hang a picture, etc. If I place a small piece of Scotch tape over the spot where the nail will be inserted, the tape will prevent chipping paint or little cracks in the wall. You’re welcome! πŸ˜ƒ


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