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Caption This 06/28/2019

Posted June 28, 2019 4:45 PM by lmno24

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06/28/2019 4:51 PM

Permanent ladder storage, eh?

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06/28/2019 4:52 PM

What her husband gave her vs. what she wanted!

Husband: "Honey, you need to be more clear!"

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06/28/2019 4:55 PM

Husband: "Sorry Honey. I can't build you anymore furniture...I've used up all my ladders."

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06/28/2019 4:57 PM

There are just some people that even when given the ladder to success...still manage to screw it up!

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Re: Caption This 06/28/2019

06/28/2019 4:58 PM

This is how you make a ladder bookcase:

This is just terrible planning:

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06/28/2019 5:11 PM

It's cheaper to cut the wood....but we really don't need the ladder anymore...

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06/28/2019 5:19 PM

Easy enough to fix!

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06/28/2019 5:29 PM

Easy enough to fix!

But the craftsman idi*t would likely saw the ladder off of the shelf!

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06/28/2019 6:04 PM

Lesser know consequence of the Philadelphia experiment.

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06/28/2019 8:55 PM

We received a report about a board meeting that stepped up to a problem regarding the correct way to handle the tools of the trade, when entering into a new way, to approach a caption, that explains the situation.

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06/29/2019 4:26 AM

Publicity photo for my new patented fully disassembling ladder. You would be amazed how many DIYers make this sort of mistake. There's a massive market out there for this product.

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06/29/2019 5:43 AM

Steps will need to be taken to finish the job properly.....!

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06/29/2019 6:49 AM

I'm dreading the day my neighbor Joe asks for his ladder back.

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06/29/2019 11:26 AM

It's a Complete Kit

Billy: "I don't need no stinkin' directions." The shelves came in a kit complete with parts to build the ladder. Billy knew exactly where he wanted each shelf so he used the shelf lug studs to mount the ladder steps and the permanent screws to mount the shelves. You can just lift off the bottom steps to remove the ladder. No problem !

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06/29/2019 6:22 PM

Well the instructions were in Chinese but the translation was in gibberish!

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06/29/2019 9:42 PM

Geez... the wall shelf and ladder are at it again...

this is the last time, I’m buying Disney props on eBay... I should have learn my lesson when I bought ‘the dish and the spoon’.

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07/01/2019 4:25 AM

Looks like the shelving of this project is the right step to take. That might be a saw sore point and someone is going to get drilled over why this happened. Nail the plank that put this together before someone gets screwed!

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07/01/2019 10:17 AM

Even in carpentry, one can encounter the proverbial "glass wood ceiling" to hinder promotion.

In this case, being that it was of their own making, maybe it is justified.

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07/01/2019 11:34 AM

The result of following step-by-step instruction is not always the one that was wanted.

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07/01/2019 11:54 AM

"Little People Big World" finds a way to get to the closet rod.

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07/01/2019 12:49 PM

He thought he'd nailed it, but actually he'd really screwed it; still ...... he was hammered at the time.

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07/03/2019 6:57 AM

Climbing the corporate ladder just in case....

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07/03/2019 5:27 PM

Just go to IKEA they said, it'll be easy they said...

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07/08/2019 11:38 AM

Well, Agnes, I see you insisted on hiring the very lowest bidder yet again?...

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07/09/2019 1:00 AM

The other alternative would be to let out contracts to the highest bidder. Good luck with that.

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07/11/2019 11:42 AM

In actual practice, it's supposed to go to the lowest qualified bidder...

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07/12/2019 10:53 AM

Yeah, like the accountants know where to put "qualified" into their spreadsheets. If THEY don't know how to assign a dollar value to it, it DOES NOT exist to them.

(And before you ask, no, they almost never look at the "what will it cost to fix if this group screws up the install" column. They don't understand that failure is ALWAYS an option, typically not a desired option, but it's there on the list of possible outcomes.)

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07/12/2019 12:12 PM

..ah, yes, the on-going question of financial quantity verses judgement quality recurs once again...

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