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Luci

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« Reply #2490 on: March 29, 2014, 08:10:23 AM »
This wasn't so much a case of "That should be obvious" but more of "I thought it was common knowledge!"

Today we learned that two of our coworkers did not know what masking tape was.
They knew packing tape, duct tape and painters tape, but not masking tape.

It really surprised me!

In my world, masking tape = painter's tape, because both are to mask the parts one doesn't want painted, and are sold next to each other in the paint department; tan, green and blue, all cozy. We use it for other purposes of course.

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« Reply #2491 on: March 29, 2014, 02:45:52 PM »
This wasn't so much a case of "That should be obvious" but more of "I thought it was common knowledge!"

Today we learned that two of our coworkers did not know what masking tape was.
They knew packing tape, duct tape and painters tape, but not masking tape.

It really surprised me!

In my world, masking tape = painter's tape, because both are to mask the parts one doesn't want painted, and are sold next to each other in the paint department; tan, green and blue, all cozy. We use it for other purposes of course.

painters tape can be used as masking tape, but masking tape shouldn't be used as painters tape. 

Painters tape has less tack to it and will not pull off existing paint or primer, or drywall paper* when removed.  The new painters tape also has some kind of sealant on the edges to help prevent edge bleed. 

*ask me how I know this*

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« Reply #2492 on: March 29, 2014, 03:18:26 PM »
This wasn't so much a case of "That should be obvious" but more of "I thought it was common knowledge!"

Today we learned that two of our coworkers did not know what masking tape was.
They knew packing tape, duct tape and painters tape, but not masking tape.

It really surprised me!

In my world, masking tape = painter's tape, because both are to mask the parts one doesn't want painted, and are sold next to each other in the paint department; tan, green and blue, all cozy. We use it for other purposes of course.

painters tape can be used as masking tape, but masking tape shouldn't be used as painters tape. 

Painters tape has less tack to it and will not pull off existing paint or primer, or drywall paper* when removed.  The new painters tape also has some kind of sealant on the edges to help prevent edge bleed. 

*ask me how I know this*

I used painters tape, it bled, pulled paint off the wall and cost more than masking tape which actually did the job  ::)

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« Reply #2493 on: March 29, 2014, 07:06:16 PM »
I used an early version of painter's tape instead of masking tape - the maroon wall paint bled along the edges on the white painted moldings at the bottom of the wall, along the edges of the backsplash, counter, and cabinets in the bathroom, and along the door moldings. 

Maroon on white paint or counter top material (solid material of some kind - but not sure what was used when the house was built about 30 years ago) is NOT going to be easy to clean up nor can I remove the traces without sandpaper or chemicals.  I really didn't want to repaint ALL the molding in the house...as after ten or twenty years, it is no longer exactly the same color all through the house, depending how it has aged in a particular room.
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« Reply #2494 on: March 30, 2014, 05:44:08 AM »
One of my coworkers thought tendonitis and carpal tunnel were the same thing. I showed him my anatomy texts.

I don't think this one is something all adults should know.

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« Reply #2495 on: March 30, 2014, 06:54:55 AM »
I had to tell my mother that pork and chicken are meat and vegetarians don't eat them.  Apparently in her mind meat = beef. 

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« Reply #2496 on: March 30, 2014, 09:14:17 AM »
I recently had to tell a young lady (mid 20's) that, no - we were not driving from Texas, USA to Ireland.

On one cruise to the Caribbean a group of bikers were on board. At each port they were met be a local motorcycle club and given an island tour.

  You could say that they rode to Bermuda. 

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« Reply #2497 on: March 30, 2014, 10:30:11 AM »
That helpful video on the internet in which a young man called Matt demonstrates how to change the bearings and drum shaft on a tumble dryer? When you order the spare parts on line, take a moment and bookmark the video for later.

If you don't bookmark it, then the correct search terms are 'tumble dryer bearings repair' and not 'Matt shaft'.

Otherwise the search findings are... interesting... but not helpful.

Do not ask how I know this.

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« Reply #2498 on: March 30, 2014, 10:49:14 AM »
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I had to tell my mother that pork and chicken are meat and vegetarians don't eat them.  Apparently in her mind meat = beef.

I have a reproduction of an 1879 cookbook published in the US South. There are 5 chapters on fleshy foods.
Meat
Beef and Veal
Mutton and Lamb
Poultry
Fish

"Meat," of course,  means "pork," what else?  (Pork was the staple meat in the southern US for a very long time.)

One of my favorite Not Always Right posts is of a woman looking for ham that is not honey-glazed, because her vegan daughter can't eat honey.

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« Reply #2499 on: March 30, 2014, 10:56:07 AM »

One of my favorite Not Always Right posts is of a woman looking for ham that is not honey-glazed, because her vegan daughter can't eat honey.

LOL!!   ;D

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« Reply #2500 on: March 30, 2014, 11:36:07 AM »
One of my coworkers thought tendonitis and carpal tunnel were the same thing. I showed him my anatomy texts.

I don't think this one is something all adults should know.

#1 - Mom was a science teacher when I was a preteen and went back to school when I was in 8th grade.  She ended up working in medical research at a time when their office got everything human or otherwise in the way of publications on anything related to their own research.

#2 - Lil Sis had carpal tunnel surgery about twenty years ago.  I had tendinitis in 2001 and again more recently...no surgery needed. 

But I realize that my science background is unusual - most people don't want to hear about pithing frogs and other science experiments while eating a meal.  I have an unusual tolerance for gross stories if I find the subject matter interesting...I do prefer space science, geology, and archeology to anatomy & medical science, though.
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« Reply #2501 on: March 30, 2014, 05:44:45 PM »
I had to tell my mother that pork and chicken are meat and vegetarians don't eat them.  Apparently in her mind meat = beef.


"That's ok.  I make lamb."

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« Reply #2502 on: March 30, 2014, 05:53:13 PM »

One of my favorite Not Always Right posts is of a woman looking for ham that is not honey-glazed, because her vegan daughter can't eat honey.

LOL!!   ;D

Some vegans don't eat honey as animals were used in making it.

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« Reply #2503 on: March 30, 2014, 05:54:39 PM »

One of my favorite Not Always Right posts is of a woman looking for ham that is not honey-glazed, because her vegan daughter can't eat honey.

LOL!!   ;D

Some vegans don't eat honey as animals were used in making it.

But the point is that the vegan daughter wouldn't be eating the ham regardless....

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« Reply #2504 on: March 30, 2014, 05:57:10 PM »
Ah...I see. It's Monday morning, so excuse my brain.