Friday, June 23, 2017

When you meet the guy who nobody is his equal



Little KNOWN FACTS:
…There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
…The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
        ….Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better
Ready for this?
People that need it don’t read it!
And some people who need it will not heed it!
Philosophy, one of my dad’s best country attitudes was concerning people who put every one down. He said to me once, “Son, if you have to pull someone down to make you look tall, you don’t stand too tall yourself.”  And another was: “In this life you can accomplish much, if you do not care who gets the credit.” 
                  ( I am right, says the goat)

Need it and heed it is something not everyone can see.  A couple years ago we noticed a crack in the motorhome windshield.  As you know, the cracks grow. Windshield cracks are caused by two things in a motor home.  Like the automobile, we have had cracks caused by flying gravel or debris from the roads. The other cause is related to the coaches themselves,  our coach is 38.5 feet long. If I turn the coach and start up a steep incline the unit can ‘twist’. The twisting stress will crack a windshield.  That usually happens when parking a coach.

The last time a windshield was replaced, the installer said, smugly, “The last installer didn’t know what he was doing.”
I hate to hear that.  If I was natured different (and many times I wish I were) I would have said, "Here is $50 for a trouble call. I don’t think I need your service." Instead, I came inside and told Sherry, “This ain’t gonna be good.”

I heard: ‘the coach is built wrong’, the cracked glass is from China and ‘them Chinks can’t do anything right,’ ( my windshield was labeled ‘Made in the USA’.) I did point that out, but the man said, “That is fake too!” This guy was stuck on himself and could do nothing but run everyone and everything down. “I HATE THAT”.
After the installation I avoided any stress on the coach and windshield, but within a few months the windshield was cracked. It seems that the person who is insecure in their occupation, must tear the other guy down.
                                     (some folk know how to annoy you)
I like the theory put out by good folk. If you cannot say something good. It is best to say nothing.
Nite Shipslog (413)
 This guy probably never worried about windows not fitting!

8 comments:

Paula said...

I like your Dad's attitudes and I hate for people to put other people down all the time. Recently I told a lady about my blood pressure being 200 and was finally prescribed a fourth different kind of blood pressure pill. She told me that doesn't sound right. I wondered did she mean I was likely lying or did she mean my doctor didn't know what he was doing?

betty said...

That is interesting about the motorhome windshield cracks and what can cause them. I agree, if you can't say something good, just don't say anything.

Betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I agree, most who need it, do not heed it. Hope this new window shield lasts longer than the previous one.

Mary Degli Esposti said...

Just checking in to see how you 2 are doing.

And Paula, I don't think she thought you were lying. I believe she was questioning the expertise of your doctor. The combination of medical issues you have to deal with currently are difficult to finesse Exactly. I am sure your doctor is doing his/her best. I hope the 4th one is the charm.

Lisa said...

Just No. I cant stand to hear someone talk down on others especially without proof or explanation. I would have asked him to guarantee his work in writing and be sure to take it back to him when that windshield cracks again.

From my desk
Lisa


Dar said...

It's difficult to live by sometimes but I do believe what I read in our church bulletin once....There's a lot of bad in the best of us and a lot of good in the worst of us and it doesn't become any of us to talk about the rest of us...it meant something to me and it's helped me meld my kids into good people, I'd like to believe, Thanks to God at my shoulder.
As for that windshield and the repair man, I agree with Lisa, get his guarantee and take it back to him when it cracks. Takes all kinds, doesn't it.
love n' hugs from up north.....a cold front came sweeping in and caused me to put my bluejeans on over my shorts....What's with this weather.....I'm camping out on the deck after dark to watch the Northern Lights. Have a great weekend and watch those stress twists.

Mevely317 said...

When I read your opening paragraph (on my cell this morning), I swear I began feeling itchy all over! :)

Ooooh, I could write an epistle about folks who get their kicks out of 'one-upping' others. Love those bits of advice from your dad. We've an individual at work ... pretty high on the food chain ... who's incredibly condescending and speaks harshly about her underlings. Just last week I had to dissuade an associate from reporting K. to the "Wyntegrity" line.
Some days, there's just not enough wine. LOL!

TARYTERRE said...

folks who get on their high horse at the expense of others aren't very nice.