Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    ALIEN OVERLORD 2,500+ Posts fixthecopier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The Republic of Pineland
    Posts
    4,424
    Rep Power
    114

    Keeping foot out of mouth

    About a month or so ago, I had a call at a place where one of the girls who works there is a friend of mine and my wife's. Had not seen her in a while and I noticed that she looked like she was getting a bit of a stomach on her. The thought that she was with child entered my mind. Common sense told me to keep my mouth shut, which I did. Last week I saw her again and when she said something about feeling a little sick that morning I almost ask. Seconds later she made mention that she was not having a baby. Glad I kept my mouth shut.

    Just last week I was at a customers office. She is one of those people that you can't look at and tell her age. Just not sure. I had assumed she was close to me, give or take 5 years. At one point an older man stepped in to ask her something. After he left, she told me it was her father. What popped into my head was "I would not have guessed he was old enough to be your father". What I said was nothing.

    Last Friday I was at a location talking about the old HP lj4+ I had just picked up. I commented That it would probably remain on my table until some old retired Sargent Major comes in looking for one like he used to have. As it would turn out, the other guy in the room was an old retired Sargent Major. How old? We have the same birthday, this Saturday. He is a year younger than me.

    Today was one of our new salespersons birthday. We celebrate birthdays at work. I had assumed she was older than me, when I saw the sticker on her shirt showing that she was 1 year younger than myself, I was glad I have learned to keep my thoughts to myself in my older years.

    Democracy is still the worst form of government, except for all the rest of them.

  2. #2
    Master Of The Obvious 10,000+ Posts
    Keeping foot out of mouth

    blackcat4866's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lapeer, Michigan
    Posts
    15,216
    Rep Power
    245

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    It has taken a long time, but I seem to have built up a vocabulary of innocuous statements with no real meaning. Useful in every situation and not likely to offend anyone.

    Good work. Saying less is always better than saying more.

    Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one, and nobody wants to see yours. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.


    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

  3. #3
    Senior Tech 250+ Posts
    Keeping foot out of mouth

    Ctl-Alt-Del's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    388
    Rep Power
    32

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one, and nobody wants to see yours. =^..^=
    Opinions are like feet, most people have two of them and they both stink.


  4. #4
    ALIEN OVERLORD 2,500+ Posts fixthecopier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The Republic of Pineland
    Posts
    4,424
    Rep Power
    114

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    It has taken a long time, but I seem to have built up a vocabulary of innocuous statements with no real meaning. Useful in every situation and not likely to offend anyone.

    Good work. Saying less is always better than saying more.

    Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one, and nobody wants to see yours. =^..^=

    You are correct. I have seen some techs invite themselves into a customer's conversation. I assume I am there to fix something and the same rules apply on site as at the house...Don't speak unless being spoke to.

    As for the baby thing, she would have had to be holding the baby in her arms and I would have still ask who's baby it was. Seen way too many guys step in that one.

    Democracy is still the worst form of government, except for all the rest of them.

  5. #5
    Field Supervisor 500+ Posts
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    the west
    Posts
    541
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    Blackcat states the obvious. I have learned to do my repair quietly and speak only when spoken to.


  6. #6
    Service Manager 1,000+ Posts theengel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North Bend
    Posts
    1,103
    Rep Power
    30

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    Keep your head down, eyes on your work, and mouth shut. That's how I always try to play it. EVERY time I don't follow those rules, my foot goes right in my mouth.

    The worst is working around a group of women. I would swear, by the conversations I 'overhear,' that they're trying to embarrass me. I remember one group of girls go around the room describing what kind of underwear they had on. I'm sure my face was beet red the whole time, but I didn't utter a single word.


  7. #7
    Senior Tech 250+ Posts
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    chas
    Posts
    302
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Keeping foot out of mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by theengel View Post
    Keep your head down, eyes on your work, and mouth shut. That's how I always try to play it. EVERY time I don't follow those rules, my foot goes right in my mouth.

    The worst is working around a group of women. I would swear, by the conversations I 'overhear,' that they're trying to embarrass me. I remember one group of girls go around the room describing what kind of underwear they had on. I'm sure my face was beet red the whole time, but I didn't utter a single word.
    When I first started working on office equipment there was a secretary that deliberately did whatever she could to embarrass a tech. Her favorite trick was to ask, in a nice stage voice on the other side of the divider, another secretary if she had seen the new hot tech the people sent to fix the copier, typewriter, or whatever. Problem was she did it with me. And just by coincidence the other secretary was my sister. My sister has the same devious and warped sense of humor as I do. She answered yes I know he is kind of good looking but he's even better looking getting out of the shower in the morning wearing nothing but a towel. The game was up when everyone started laughing at her. especially when I got up walked around and told my sister "I'm telling mom you picked on me again"


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the Android App
click or scan for the Copytechnet Mobile App

-=-=-=-=-=-


IDrive Remote Backup

Lunarpages Internet Solutions

Advertise on Copytechnet

Your Link Here