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Your chances that a contractor or other workman will turn up unexpectedly increase exponentially when any of the following conditions apply:

  • You have just poured yourself a cool one
  • you have just made lunch
  • you have just removed bra and panties and put on something loose (because of the heat)
  • You have just settled in to watch a nice dvd
  • any combination of the preceding.


  • When you put something carefully aside so that you can find it quickly when you have to go to work, it will be the first thing to have a drop sheet put over it.

    Likelihood that something will be moved somewhere that you can't find it increases exponentially with the value and use of that something.

    Drywallers behave as if they were the gondoliers of the construction industry (they preen, run in packs, exhibit macho tendencies). Unlike gondoliers, they are at the bottom of the food chain, and are expected to break things and make a mess. Which they do.

    Painters, on the other hand, although also quite low on the food chain, are quite civilized.

    Drywallers listen to Rap music. Painters listen to the CBC.

    Nothing is ever completely finished.

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    ( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
    semyaza
    Aug. 16th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
    My mother refers to certain types of men as 'drywallers' (e.g. 'he looks like a drywaller'). Drywallers completely trashed one of the bathtubs in the condo I just sold by leaving their tools in it. The compound set and the tub had to be refinished. Painters are normal.

    Edited at 2010-08-16 03:02 am (UTC)
    intertext
    Aug. 16th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
    "Painters are normal"... Yes :)
    lidocafe
    Aug. 16th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
    Drywallers sounds like the name of a small-town band known for its raucous covers of Bob Seger songs.
    intertext
    Aug. 16th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
    But then you could also have a B52's-ish band doing catchy pop songs called "Debbie and the Drywallers" :-)
    lidocafe
    Aug. 17th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
    Debbie and the Drywallers is actually a good band name.
    frumiousb
    Aug. 16th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
    I think you've captured one of the key builder codes of conduct here...
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