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It just ain't working for me
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Lazy Al    Posted 07-28-2004 at 04:44:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Went to an auction last Saturday and in one of the boxes of stuff was one of those little bells that you tap with your finger to ring for service .
I sit it on the dinning room table and all I ever get when I tap it ,Is a dirty look No service that's for sure . I even had to speak up and say , I'm getting a little hungry here you know , I suspect it will disappear soon . Good thing she has a good sense of humor
Al


toolman    Posted 07-28-2004 at 10:09:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
AL if all your gettin is the LOOK , then ya best be warned ,cause usually the LOOK is followed up with the SKILLET.


screaminghollow    Posted 07-28-2004 at 09:08:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the early 60's I worked at a F.W. Woolworth store after school. I hated those darn bells and let the boss know. (I would ask folks if they needed help) The boss lived across the street from my parents. When the boss retired, I was invited to the retirement party. He had a gift for each of us. My gift was one of those infernal bells. Along with it was a note, that said as long as I made sure the customer's were asked if they needed any assistance, the bell stayed silent. That whatever I may do in life, I should make sure that the people I am dealing with, do not need to ring the bell. At the time, I thought it was a pretty corny sentiment. I found the bell and note in a box of my college stuff a year or two ago. That bell now sits on my desk.


DigitalMat    Posted 07-28-2004 at 10:28:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scream, it's amazing how much smarter old people get, the older WE get! My parents are getting smarter all the time.


Indydirtfarmer    Posted 07-28-2004 at 10:37:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The one thing I remember more than ANYTHING, from growing up around my father was him saying (Numerous times) "The older you get, the smarter I'll get" It took me about 30 years to realize what he meant. Old man was about as smart as they come.......I thought he was a big dummie when I was a teenager. John


Indydirtfarmer    Posted 07-28-2004 at 10:06:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There's a certain lumber yard I deal with in downtown Louisville. They are the only lumber yard in town with a union crew. (Teamsters) They have a buzzer (with button) you're instructed to sound when you pull in the drive-through pick up area. The yard help will stand there motionless, untill you push the button. I'd like to have the time to set there someday, without buzzing, to see how long they would stare at me.

I don't want to start anything about the union/non-union issue. Just thought I'd mention their affiliation with the Teamsters......John


Al    Posted 07-28-2004 at 09:32:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hate those bells too and won't ring them unless it is absolutely necessary . I will stand around and wait untill some one see me . Same way with blowing the stupid car horn . but this little bell has been a joke since I bought it home . so I thought I would post it .
Al


DigitalMat    Posted 07-28-2004 at 08:20:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
At my house that would funny once, or maybe twice, but after that it would disappear.


Broken Noggin    Posted 07-28-2004 at 06:04:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
It dont work cause you didnt get the accessory to go with it.... Maid. Now maybe ifn you dress up ur wife in one of those little tuxedo looking short skirt outfits, she may fall into place but dont hold your breath waiting!


Indydirtfarmer    Posted 07-28-2004 at 04:52:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It MIGHT dissapear (if you're lucky) It may just appear up your ..........(If your wife is like mine. John


SusieQ    Posted 07-28-2004 at 09:24:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinda funny, I remember those bells, when working also..........now iffen you have it at home, and believe me guys, you had best be on your deathbed, cause dinging that bell with the wife, will get you to the pearly gates of whatever site you may be headed, sooner than you thought. Haha.


bob    Posted 07-28-2004 at 19:38:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
bout 20 years ago i had a very serious burn all over my front(29 days in hospital),when i got out i was still fairly sore.i mostly stayed in bed except for meals.dw got me a bell to ring if i needed something between meals,well i never did ring it at that time.about 10 years later while laying down for a nap,dw was laying beside me reading a book.i spied the bell and thought to myself"does that bell really work?"i eased my hand to the bell and very gently put the bell about 3 inches from her ear and really shook it hard,YES the bell works,dw said the next time i rang that bell,she would shove it where the sun don't shine.the bell sits today in the same place i put it on that day.thank God for a dw with a sense of humor.bob


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