Monday, October 26, 2009

True Story Tuesday by Mr. Daddy

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Pay backs can be so sweet!!!!

I'm not sure what it was that drove us to do the oneupmanship at my previous employer, but it was definitely there.

As I was the only welder on the shift, with 10 or so mechanics I usually had more of a work load than the other guys. I'm not complaining about that - it was the fact that they would usually get done with the work requests on the fleet mechanical problems long before I got done with whatever had broken or torn up that had to be repaired with torch and welder...

Needless to say, that gave them a superior advantage of time; so I had to compensate with deviousness and superior paybacks... Kinda a quality versus quantity thing.

I was being picked on pretty bad by a couple of individuals.

They would come by when I had my welding helmet down and smack the frame or welding table with a big hammer, or sneak in and turn the welding machine way up while I was in the middle of a job, or any number of little things to just annoy the heck out of me...

Well one of the guys had a brand new Snap-on toolbox full of brand new Snap-on tools (his pride and joy)...

One night one of other mechanics needed a screwdriver magnetized for a task he was doing so he came down to the welding room and asked me to magnetize it for him. Sure no big deal, just wrap the positive lead around the shaft a few times turn the machine up ground out the stinger, wait a few minutes and VOILA - one magnetized screwdriver....

As I was waiting for the process to be complete my devious little mind was just free to wander, and as it wandered my eyes were roving to protect my backside from any stray pranksters that happened to be lurking about...

I spied no prankster but my eyes did alight on one shiny new Snap-on toolbox full of shiny new Snap-on tools, who's said owner just happened to have taken the night off...

As my little mind wandered I said to myself.....SELF I bet that if I did the same thing to that shiny new tool box that I am doing to this little old screwdriver, I would have me some good old fashioned payback....

I couldn't wait to finish with that little old screwdriver and try out my new idea...


MY "O" MY did you know that if you make a coil of about thirty or so wraps of a positive welding lead around a shiny new tool box, turn the machine up to 400 or so Amps and ground out said lead for several minutes, or until smoke starts appearing were there should be none...

it will meet or exceed any expectations that you will have for a completely magnetized Snap-on tool box and the entirety of its contents???

I'm just saying!!!!!

When the perp came to work the next night, it almost jerked the key out of his hand when he tried to unlock that shiny new toolbox...*snicker*

And all of the contents were nicely stuck together or to the sides of that beautiful new tool box, and any other metal thing that they came in contact with.....LOL

Don't judge me.... I was just trying to survive in a harsh and cruel world...

(Rach in: Harsh and Cruel? Remember what Mr. Daddy did to his boss??? ;)

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23 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh you sure know how to get em back! Rach must always be looking over her shoulder!

Shana said...

Oh that is great!! I love it! By the way my hubby is a welder too! he always has more work because he is the only one at his job.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

BAHAHAHA LOL!! Quite ingenious!! Would have loved to have seen his face LOL!!

Brandi said...

LOL! I would have loved to see the look on his face too.

Now I'm afraid to post it with all the hype... ;)

Kmama said...

That is a great prank!!

renee said...

GENIUS!!!! what a great prank!!!! my dad is a welder...i wonder if he's ever done anything like that?!?! i'll have to ask him. :)

Stacy said...

That does sound funny! Well, if you can't take it, you shouldn't give it right?? ;)

I was going to have my post yesterday as a TST, but since it is a bit sad I decided not to do it for that.

Pam said...

That was a good one. Great prank.

Pam D said...

snicker.. that was awesome! One question.. can you de-magnetize something like that once you've magnetized it? Does it wear off? Or did he forever have tools that stuck to whatever metal thing he was trying to work on?

pixiedreams8 said...

I would have loved to see the look on his face too! Funny!!

Jennifer Haas said...

visiting from foursons. Love this. All my stories I write are pretty much true stories. I linked up and will have too each week. Thanks! You should visit my site on Thursdays for "things things say."

He & Me + 3 said...

Now that is just too funny. I love it. Did he ever find out it was you?

Foursons said...

I'm so glad I waited the full 7 minutes for your page to download on my coughing, wheezing, relic I call a desktop. And then another 5 minutes for the comment page to load. I am committed- remember that next time I'm sarcastic. :) This is hilarious, and I had no idea you could magnatize things that way. That is quite the skilled labor to have! You must tell us his reaction!

Emily said...

haha! Is is possible to unmagnetize things or was it stuck like that forever?

momof3darlings said...

{evil grin} I will remember this. ;)

You are my hero. LOL

Sorry I'm so late....just been in a mood. I love you big big though! :D

Lisa said...

Gee, Mr. Daddy. Sounds like you had an important job. *cough cough* Making screwdrivers magnetized? Don't they come that way? Or was that before they made them that way! LOLOLOLOL

That was some smart thinking on your part though...... I wanna know too how the toolbox owner reacted.

Aunt Crazy said...

Mr. Daddy, that was HILARIOUS!!! I only wish I could have seen it happening...LOL

Just Stacy said...

oh Rachel, get some nutella next time you're at the grocery store ... like my blog said "chocolate sandwhiches? HELLOOO" ;) I have no idea why I HAVEN'T bought it since that oddly random conversation, but I will have to pick it up now after talking so much about it :)

brian said...

That is sooooo stinkin' funny! This one really made me laugh hard :)

Devious trumps smug every day!

wife.mom.nurse said...

GREAT story! Ha!

They always deserve payback!

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