Life lesson #247
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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Life lesson #247 on 12/30/2011 15:10:23 MST Print View

When installing interlocking rubber floor tiles (gym flooring), and using a rubber mallet, don't have your face above the rubber mallet when you're smacking the flooring to smooth out the connections.

Corollary: And you probably shouldn't be drinking Irish whiskey, regardless of how good it is, when you're doing the install. And The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers and Heroes is some fine Irish whiskey.

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip)

Locale: San Diego County
Thanks on 12/30/2011 15:13:35 MST Print View

Thanks for the tip, Doug. If I ever find myself installing that type of flooring, I'll try to remember your tip ;)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Life lesson #247 on 12/30/2011 15:16:33 MST Print View

Luckily your head was there to absorb the impact. And the alcohol helped to deaden, well hopefully the response. Knowing you I am more surprised that you are only on lesson #247. I think you're skipping sections.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Life lesson #247 on 12/30/2011 16:23:37 MST Print View

"I think you're skipping sections."

I sometimes use the same number over and over. Recycling is good for the planet.....

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Life lesson #247 on 12/30/2011 16:28:40 MST Print View

I'm laughing as I visualize this. Sounds like a 3 stooges routine.

jim draucker
(mtnjim) - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah Valley VA
Opportunity Knocks on 12/30/2011 18:32:31 MST Print View

You could make a series of videos for OSHA ;) Happy Holidays Doug


Jim

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
flooring on 12/31/2011 05:15:35 MST Print View

If i decide to install that type of flooring I'm going to hire Doug. It could be entertaining (just teasing). Hope it didn't hurt too much.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
Funny on 12/31/2011 05:40:53 MST Print View

Doug,

I enjoy your humorous posts.

"you're a funny guy" ala the Goodfella's movie.


Dave

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Life lesson #247 on 12/31/2011 11:09:54 MST Print View

"When installing interlocking rubber floor tiles (gym flooring), and using a rubber mallet, don't have your face above the rubber mallet when you're smacking the flooring to smooth out the connections."

After visualizing the outcome, I shall henceforth refer to you as Bulldog. ;0)

Happy New Year, Doug. Now go finish that bottle and forget the flooring until next year.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Life lesson #247 on 12/31/2011 12:26:35 MST Print View

"I sometimes use the same number over and over..."

Works well with birthdays also!

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "Life lesson #247" on 01/01/2012 09:18:24 MST Print View

Doug, you are hysterical! Your postings really crack me up. Have a fantastic 2012!