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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby M0rd3kaI » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:53 pm

Lol Rerun, you bring back memories of a few months ago that I'd rather have forgotten... I thank you for that though, because the past few months have been dull... boring... and well "Wake up, food, computer, food, computer, bed" will have been my day, SO, I'll rather tell a true story of my previous jobsite some time in November last year.

Twas a hell-hot morning... just like every other morning, and I was dressed in long sleeved shirt upon long sleeved shirt, reason for that is that the nights up in the Northern Cape got so bloody cold you will be awoken by your own shivering... I skid you not, so due to the immense heat inside of the very humid and confined tent our boss provided us to sleep in for 2 months, I was already awoken on the wrong foot... or floor... by my phone's alarm. And guess who shows up?? None other than the WASTED beyond all recognition (I swear it was about 06:00 and this guy was good enough to be on WhenIWasDrunk) mr. Chippa (God knows what his real name was, he was too drunk to ever remember and we called him Chippa due to his obsession with little packets of chips called 'chippa'... go figure) He then came into our tent -mistake number one- and asked for money -mistake number two- when we told him politely (under the circumstances) to get out of the tent and either work for his money or not to ask us for anything, he turned around.... completely.... i.e facing us again... and said hi again as if he just walked into the tent and asked for glass bottles (Good greef the beggers and glass bottles there, I swear I walked down the street with 4 bottles once... they followed me like vultures, just waiting for one to drop) we then told him no again...

Mr Chippa then felt the need to ask for money... again... so it went on until finally one of my co-workers had enough and... well... 'escorted' him outside.

So that was the morning. Ok, moving on to the afternoon... the day went ok-ish, we pulled about half a stage maybe a full stage I can't remember (apologies, we were building a 70m cellphone tower and the parts are labelled in stages, each stage is about 4m long unless stated otherwise) and that being the..... ahem... MIDDLE OF SUMMER in the Northern Cape, it was about 42 degrees........ Celsius, no wind, no humidity... ok, got sunburned in about 15-20 minutes so we worked on because that would just add to the similarity between us and ripe tomatoes.

Now the crown on that cake was the food allowance that was given. we were given a total of R50.00 per person per day for food (which is the equivalent of $6.50...) that would've been ok, BUT seeing as we were really in the ass side of South Africa where the closest civilization is 3 hours drive away, lunch consisted of a single pie and a 1.25L soda. and even that was R25.00-R40.00 give or take, depending if you're eating yesterdays 'leather bits in gravy pie' or today's 'beef s*** in some dough.'

The evening -again, as soon as the sun goes down, you're pissing ice- we were all huddled up around the kettle on a gas burner to boil some water to make dinner, a tin of chicken with some 2minute noodles (also called Ramen apparently) That is IF you can afford it.

So no, my day (back then) was s***. Thank you for asking. NEXT!

Oh and P.S. krazyivanthedivine, Plastic bag + pink pistol + toilet = best hiding place for firearm.
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby krazyivanthedivine » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:35 pm

rerun wrote:The magazine is obviously religously based, however the March topic is "Anger Management". Irony

I am sure tomorrow will be better


ROFL!

I get religious extremists all the time, especially since this area is very french/catholic. I can't tell you how many pamphlets I've been given by people after I fill their oil tanks. I'd expect them to call above to smite me seeing the price of heating oil these days. I just shove them in my pocket and toss them in the road once I'm on my merry way. :thumbsup:

M0rd3kaI wrote:Oh and P.S. krazyivanthedivine, Plastic bag + pink pistol + toilet = best hiding place for firearm.


I ended up taping it under her car seat, only 2 more days until I don't have to worry about getting a very angry phone call while I'm topping off someones tank. :lol:
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby axe11154 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:18 am

krazyivanthedivine wrote:I don't have xbox, so I wouldn't know. I would never pay for online, that's why I go playstation.

But playstation has hidden fees?
Like how they increase your internet bill
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby M0rd3kaI » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:41 am

krazyivanthedivine wrote:
M0rd3kaI wrote:Oh and P.S. krazyivanthedivine, Plastic bag + pink pistol + toilet = best hiding place for firearm.


I ended up taping it under her car seat, only 2 more days until I don't have to worry about getting a very angry phone call while I'm topping off someones tank. :lol:


Well that can work just as well, I mean as long as she doesn't drop her Mascara tube or lipstick and go hunting for it, you should be fine.
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby krazyivanthedivine » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:33 pm

M0rd3kaI wrote:Well that can work just as well, I mean as long as she doesn't drop her Mascara tube or lipstick and go hunting for it, you should be fine.


Beh I'm confident. Only gotta go one more day, tomorrow is the big night. We going out to the most expensive restaurant in P.I. which means I have to actually dress nice... Then we're going dancing at the local jazz club and have a few $5.00 beers. It really makes me laugh, because the people we will pretend to be tomorrow night aren't anything like our true selves, especially me. However, this diesel jockey hasn't dressed up in a long ass time, so I'm curious to see if I still got that swag from high school dances :wink:.

Back to the topic at hand, I pulled a major doosie today. It was 60 degrees out, unheard of for march in this area. All the snow is melting pretty quickly and dirt driveways are starting to collapse from frost being gone.

I wish I had known that before I drove down that 700 ft dirt driveway in Mapleton this afternoon. I filled the tank fine, but when I backed into one of the turn arounds, my rear axles SANK into that driveway. Worst of all I had only dropped about 300 gallons since my last fill up shortly before lunch... so the weight in the tank did not do me any justice. I had to wait an hour for a large tow truck to come and pull me out. Worst of all, the ruts from my tires were about 2 1/2 feet deep, So I had to take more time out of my day to rake the damn ruts. Needless to say, I'm glad tomorrow is Friday... Minus the fact that we're supposed to get a good chunk of snow. Drivin' bobtail gets pretty sketchy on unplowed roads!
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby M0rd3kaI » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:31 pm

"Dress nice" to me means 'Clean Jeans and T-shirt' no one will get me into more formal wear than that and I will challenge anyone who tries. anyway, hope all goes well though. Geez... sadly I never saw snow in my life... well if you count the frost in the freezer, then yes, but I don't so no.

Back to topic (just to sound legit) As I said in my previous statement the past few months have been the same, and this was my day of lame suck...

Waking up at about 15:00 for God knows what reason... I head off and get food, PC, food PC, and I'm still here... So sadly my day was almost exciting, but nothing happened that did so.
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby krazyivanthedivine » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Snow sucks. Snow is funny when you watch people that don't know how to drive in it and freak out. I'm used to driving around 2,500 gallons of KABOOM in the white fluffy stuff, so getting behind the wheel of my pickup in a storm is just fun.

You say you work on a computer all day, but you mentioned cell phone towers? what you do for work?
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby Mooooooooooooooooooo » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:06 pm

:P There's no snow in Maine....We call what you guys have "Frost".



Come on up to Manitoba...I'll show you some snow. :P


I drove 135 km of black ice and Kamikaze deer just to get to work today, Two months ago I hit a f***ing wolf with my car. When the snow fills the ditch and you can't tell where the road ends and the ditch begins.....That's winter.


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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby M0rd3kaI » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:24 am

krazyivanthedivine wrote:You say you work on a computer all day, but you mentioned cell phone towers? what you do for work?


Although I am at the computer, I don't work there, it's getting time past, sending emails etc that I'm there, I really don't have anything better to do which is sad, but oh well, Motifake needs to deal with me now. I'm actually a RAT.... no seriously, I'm a RAT, as in Rope Access Technician. (for those of you who don't know, I use Ropes to Access areas which are inaccessible in normal circumstances to inspect, maintain, build, repair, paint, clean, etc.) also called 'Work at height'

This little idiot barely visible on the ladder is me... (honestly, I'm not that creative to make it up) I was busy climbing a 545ft leg of an oil rig off of the coast of Port-Gentil in Gabon to (oh, wait for this, you'll love it) attach a wire sling to a light and take a few photos...

(P.s I was fiddling with the wire running down the front of the ladder that somehow got stuck behind a broken ladder brace... I didn't win...)

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Oh and Moooooo+ lol, if ever I get the chance I'd come up there anytime... I still want to see snow... or frost, down here in South Africa, the winters don't even go below 40 degrees F but it does go well above 100 degrees F if we piss of the summer enough
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Re: How the #?*! was your day?!

Postby krazyivanthedivine » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:30 pm

Mooooooooooooooooooo wrote::P There's no snow in Maine....We call what you guys have "Frost".



Come on up to Manitoba...I'll show you some snow. :P


I drove 135 km of black ice and Kamikaze deer just to get to work today, Two months ago I hit a f***ing wolf with my car. When the snow fills the ditch and you can't tell where the road ends and the ditch begins.....That's winter.


I'm just having fun with you guys (But I'm telling the truth).

This was a great Idea for a thread.


Lol Moooooooo, what you described is the rest of maine. I live at the tippity top where the average winter night gets to -40 F and snow melt usually floods all the towns for a week. Manitoba is probably worse, but I wouldn't count us in Aroostook County exactly out of the runnin'! Around here as soon as you leave town at night you gotta be really careful for not just deer, but suicidal moose. And try driving an oil truck when the storms are that bad... I'm pretty sure that's why I'm losing my hair at an ever increasing rate.

And wish me luck gentlemen, I'm about to put on a dress shirt and tie and go out for the fanciest date I've ever been on. I even brought my pickup through the carwash on the way home. I usually wash my truck once every May, so I mean business!

Hopefully this night ends in a more adult oriented version of this :attackkiss:, not like this :chair:
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