"I really didn't want to say, 'I told you so...'"

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 21st Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3kq8kq3e/
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An incident occurring during a process in manfacture of carbide inserts

The backdrop

I'd recently been assigned a machine where carbide inserts were smoothed out with a carbide-embedded silicone bristle brush. The tooling and machine were new to me, and I still had much to learn. I soon discovered that the tooling was quite worn, not working at all as it should, and some of the "fixtures", as they are called, could be quite troublesome.

The question... followed by dramatic proof!

While attempting to run one order of 'inserts', as they are called, I discovered that my worn tooling was causing the inserts to fly out of the holders or fixtures. The table turned clockwise, and the newly placed insert, in the holder, would fly out when contacting the brush that was supposed to smooth off the sharp corners. I was actually catching them in my left hand as they came out in my direction.

My supervisor happened to come around, and asked me, "How'se it going?" I explained my problem with the inserts flying out of the holders. At that moment, one of the inserts flew out, and I attempted to catch it as I had the others. But, as luck would have it, it bounced off the palm of my hand and flew through the air, smacking him dead-center in the forehead!! Stunned for a moment, he simply replied, "Yeah, I guess they are!!" And without another word, he walked off.


Humor At Work, Humorous Story

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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
21st Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing the incident.

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author avatar vpaulose
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice info. Thank you brother. Please write more Christian views you have experienced in your travels. I follow you. Please follow me.

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author avatar Glenn Addington
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks!! Will do!

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author avatar Retired
9th Apr 2012 (#)

Well written.

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author avatar Glenn Addington
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks!! I have written 26 pieces - some are humor items, others are Christian, and 3 are Communion or Eucharist Meditations. Please let me know what you think of my other stuff. Thanks again!!

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