Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hands on Jed

Y'all know how I like posting about things I use at work. Well, I got me some new gloves, and I am going to tell you about them after I tell you something else.

Today as I was locking up the bays at work when the main electrician for the Facilities department came up and said he really liked what I had done with the lights at one of our river parks.

Now let me back up a little and tell you about this man. He is a difficult case to say the least. Don't get me wrong he ain't evil all the time, just real-real unpredictable. I was his main helper for about nine months and I found the best way to deal with his polarity shifts was to keep moving. I figured a moving target is harder to strike. Don't get me wrong either, there were times when I was up the line from him and wanted to send him a little 480 volt surprise when he was in a real rude mood. Just a little humbling heart failure. I hope you all know I wouldn't, but it did cross my cross mind a time or two.

Now back to this rare at-a-boy to me. Months back I designed and built these heavy expanded steel HID light fixture coverings/replacement lenses that look like something built for the set of Mad Max. Because folks kept throwing rip-rap at them or shooting them to get some night time privacy while parked there. Some things I just don't want to know, don't make matters worse by being a witness I always say. I remember an old saying that said something like: A bad man gives a good man a job. Anyway my grumpy co-worker said I did a great job.

I would like to not so subtly change the subject back to my new work gloves. I have a pair of others that I use for climbing that have fingers, but I am thinking I may use these for everything, because they are just too dang handy (punny I know)! I can wear them for hours with the greatest of comfort and they make my hands feel much stronger.

If you see Jed around town just shout out, "let me see your gloves" and I will know you know at least as much as I know.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 9:23 PM


nice tale, sir. i know whut ye mean bout wurkin with folks that blows hot n cold accordin to witch side of the bed they gut up on. glad ye finely gut sum kudos frum im.
Blogger buddydon, at 12:31 PM  
Jed, you are the only guy I know who could make a post about work gloves and crabby co-worker interesting.

And I like the new Bronco!
Blogger Great White Bear,, at 1:04 AM  

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