Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108 , 8:21 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
Readin', thinkin' and listenin' way too often lately.
THERE ARE STORIES TO TELL:
Any builder will say that renovations are the most difficult (and expensive) of construction projects - especially if the house is inhabited.
Another thing they will say is:
"Never work for family members."
Obviously I have learned nothing from 50 years (off and on) in construction.
Had a good jolt yesterday when the plumber and my helper and I sat down for a break.
Both of these guys are working in the modern world while I am back in the late '90s, early 2000s when I ran jobs like this fairly successfully. I got a kick from the banter from these guys on a break: where we have traveled, who is the best supplier and which local bar (there are no local bars) has the best looking female bar-tender.
Most bars know that you are better off to have a woman look after the bar. Male bartenders can handle most problems but if it gets weird they tend to get chippy while a lady can say to a customer:
Fella looks around and no matter how plastered he is he knows that if he messes with this person the rest of the clientele will happily throw him into the street and stomp some sense in there just for fun.
The male barkeep has to be either a lot meaner or smarter.
'Course that was in "the old days".
I haven't spent an hour in a bar in the last 20 years.
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