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**sigh** From the "When it rains, it pours" Department

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Biker, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Ducky.. Just flippin' ducky. Have competing firms coming in tomorrow morning to bid on the security contract here. And what did I just do? Burned myself heating up some chili in the microwave. Chili all over the place, including my uniform (white shirt). Guess I'll be living in my jacket tomorrow when everyone starts coming in. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
  2. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    Let me guess. You're at work and can't get home to change. Any access to Shout towelettes or anything similar? More importantly, how are you?
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, and home is an hour's drive, too. Thank goodness for military ingenuity. Went into the loo and washed the shirt the best I could with hand soap in the sink. Hanging up drying right now. Not spotless, but should be good enough to get through the morning until relieved at 10.

    Chili was yummy and my pinky hurts. Other than that, no other problems.
  4. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    Sounds like a plan! Always cover chili or any high moisture content item when heating in a microvave. Things like potatoes should be poked a few times first. The idea is they generate steam and can go 'boom' as you found out unless measures are taken.
  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Burned my finger on the stinking bowl as I was pulling it out of the nuker. Yelped, and dropped the bowl. As luck would have it, this microwave is in a shelf ABOVE the counter. ACK!
  6. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    From now on, the magic word is: hotpads. Amazing how hot things can get in a microwave. I have seen second degree burns from microwave use. Safety first. Steam is very dangerous.

    As for the security contract, the company that can give you the backdoor to your favorite porn site wins. ;)
  7. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Better be MY company then! I like this posting! LMAO
  8. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    In that case, do what any good, old fashioned American company representative would do.

    *rig the results* *put the fix in* *make the big bribe*

    *get the decision maker on camera with the broad*

    Time tested competitive methods. ;)
  9. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Oh hell. Figured it would be a hell of a lot easier than that. They have to call me to get let in through the front gate. **snicker**
  10. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    No problem. A friend in need and all that. Rocco and Guido can make emergency trips on short notice and have just informed me they have a full stock of horse heads.

    Contracts drawn up and ready to be signed. Unbreakable, lifetime (yours) with raise in pay (tremendous). Very short lifetime (theirs) if not signed.

    UN conventions require I do not go into detail over an open internet connection on the manner of 'persuasion'. Suffice to say it will be based solely on the technical merits, your good looks, cooking skills, and your client's wish for a long, healthy existence. ;)
  11. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    And keep another shirt handy...I always have a packed bag in my vehicle. (Can never know when a vacation--or a hasty getaway--might occur.)

  12. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah.. Thing is, I looked at that other shirt right before I left the house, too. Thought to myself.. SELF! You should probably bring that with you tonight. Naw. Carry enough crap in here already. DUH!! Hate it when I don't listen to "Self".. **chuckle**
  13. Misu

    Misu Hey, I saw that.

    If you have some oxy clean around, that thing works magic on food stains. Also, seltzer water works well.
  14. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    "Self" always knows best! Right after MOM, of course!
  15. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Not too bad.. Just yanked the shirt out of the closet and it doesn't look too bad. Tiny spot still on the upper sleeve, but not really noticable. WHEW! Think I'll stay away from seconds tonight. LOL
  16. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Biker, there are better reasons for not having chilli the night before a big presentation. At least on the other side fo 50 there are.
  17. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    **chuckle** Yeah, but all I'm gonna be doing when I get off work is head out to the house for some sleep, then turn right around and come back in. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about giving the presentation. But should look presentable to those that WILL be deciding who the contract goes to after it's all said and done.

    Hopefully our company will continue on with the contract and pick up the expansion as well. I get a promotion out of it if it happens. :)
  18. FrankF

    FrankF #55170-054

    It gets worse when you get the bids from the two companies. Last month I solicited quotes from two companies that manufacture computer modules. One was $106,000, the other was $120,000. Most other things being equal, I ordered from the lower bidder.
    Well... last week I got the phone call from the higher bidder... "when are we going to see a purchase order"? ("you're not going to..."). The guy was so pissed he hung up on me.
  19. No_Lady

    No_Lady New Member

    Did you make that the HOT batch that you always talk about?
  20. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    This one was rather tame as I made plenty and knew some of the guys at the transfer station would be testing it out as well. Gonna get 'em all hooked, then make up my normal, diesel starting batch.

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