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Really getting bored now

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    I guess it's a good time to stop chewing on pen covers...time to buy some gum.
     

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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I never understood that habit..... and yet, so many people do it.
     
  3. Notarealsignguy

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    anxiety
     
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  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Quite a few habits are born out of that very thing.
     
  5. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    30 single-sided 4mm coro signs due by end of business today

    BEACH
    CLOSED

    PER ORDER OF THE OKALOOSA COUNTY
    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND
    96 TEST WING COMMANDER

     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Business as usual here since my shop is at my home. I spent this morning in town stocking up on extra misc. supplies in anticipation of vendors having issues. I have enough inventory and work to do, I just need to make sure I keep enough shop supplies on hand to make it happen.

    Without mentioning specific names, I was informed that a national manufacturer of industrial tape may focus their efforts more toward the medical side of their business making surgical masks. I stocked up on a year's worth of masking tape and other related materials just in case there's hiccup in their supply chain. If the national brand is limited, store shelves will clear out of the house brand, and then it's the same story as the other necessities we've seen disappearing lately.

    I'm not trying to cause a panic, but how many other things (shop supplies such as tape, paper products, solvents, etc...) are at risk of quickly disappearing as they become diverted for other uses?


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  7. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Don't worry, mine understand the spoon just fine. Well the 6 year old. The two year old is still too damned adorable!
     
  8. WildWestDesigns

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    Back in my day it was the paddle with air holes. She whistled on the way down.
     
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  9. JBurton

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    Yesterday while filling an order for 75 "no visitors allowed" signs, we roped the fab guys into the vinyl room and were having a grand ole time. I get a call and kindly quiet everyone down to answer just in case it's a customer. Nope, it was visa mastercard discover cardholder services. I pressed to connect, then answered "Arkansas Covid-19 response center, how may I direct your call?" Everyone enjoyed the brief exchange.
    Today I picked up some confetti filled eggs. Gonna go peg some folks when they come to get their checks. Gotta get that levity wherever you can find it.
     
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  10. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    But they're not even half used yet...there's still room left to chew....all along, (and on ends) of the clips.


    JB
     
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  11. rydods

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    It's going to be race season here soon and I usually avoid it like the plague (no pun intended). Too much sponsorship crap. I'm thinking it may be a good side project if it doesn't get shut down entirely and if we're slow. Guy just picked up his stuff he ordered a couple weeks back and paid cash. :)
    If this continues into the summer, I'm thinking of just locking everything up and finding a nice little camping spot out in the middle of nowhere to avoid everyone.
     
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  12. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I hear Alaska has some nice summers and only a 12 pack of corona at the moment, so bring your own beer!
     
  13. GAC05

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    I'm using the downtime to attempt to train my cat to sniff out the COVID virus, as they do with dogs on some cancer wards finding melanomas before tests show anything. No good results so far. I have him watching CDC Youtube videos but every time I turn my back he switches back over to cat videos.
     
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  14. GAC05

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    Like incessantly refreshing signs101 to see the latest forum battles?
     
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  15. Notarealsignguy

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    Like frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer
     
  16. WildWestDesigns

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    Just from my observations, something like that would have to be coupled with anxiety for that to happen.

    In general, habits born out of anxiety are more destructive in nature. Again, just from my own observations.
     
  17. Notarealsignguy

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    I was kidding and also eat my pens. Theres a lot of life left in those caps
     
  18. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I agree, she left the best parts untouched.

    In general, habits born from the coca plant are hard to stop. ..That's just my exper...or observation.
     
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  19. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    I hope I don't need to counselling for my pen cap habit...just thinking with the virus going around it's not a good idea to put things in your mouth. When I do installs I put the squeegee in my mouth. I stopped doing that last month. If only I had more hands....
     
  20. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Dont worry, everyone puts the squeegee in their mouth. I just haven't found a good place to put the knife...thing rolls all over the place. I'm lucky my head hasn't been cut open given the amount of times I've left it on a ladder step and it falls as I move it.
     
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