Geez, I happened to be in HF twice in the last couple of weeks and
boy I pity those folks. The smell is just so bad. And the tools I
there (simple measuring tapes) continue to stink up my desk. Any
thought as to what is going on? And/or any ideas on how to
dissipate the smell?
I have been harping about that stink in many previous posts. Many of us
Wreckers have agreed that Chinese rubber/plastic STINKS!
I know I can buy a tool for cheap, for limited use at Princess Auto (A
Canuckistani version of HF) but I absolutely dread walking in there.
I had a rubber-coated flashlight in a metal toolbox. It was in one of my
trucks for a week or so and MAN.. I opened the toolbox and bloody-near
got floored by the fumes.
To the best of my knowledge, the Chinese rubber stink is as hard to get
rid of as is Hillary.
And all this time I was blaming my cats for using the unswept sawdust
instead of the kitty box...... personally I don't really think HF Chinese
tools smell much different than anybody else's Chinese tools..... Rod
Chinese restaurant in the town near where I was stationed in England
got shut down for a while for serving cat Food. Many of us suspected
it was the "on the hoof" variety of cat food. In a word, Rodents.
Years ago, my cousin was a cop in NY. There was an alarm, after hours, at a
Chinese restaurant. He was sent to investigate. The back door was open and
when he entered to look for the perp he saw a trash can filled with cat
heads and skins. He called in what he saw. When the owner showed up a bit
later he was arrested. The results and publicity of the arrest were
catastrophic for the restaurant's business. (pun intended)
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's
just that they know so much that isn't so."
Told this one years ago, but here it is again:
Left Hong Kong on a Greek ocean liner back in the 60's and about three days
out the menu read "Rabbit with rice pilaf" ... however, it was damn hard to
fool a country boy who's family raised rabbits to eat, and who dissected a
cat or two in a comparative anatomy class in college.
Of course, I wasted no time in setting the record straight to the warm and
fuzzies at my table who, seeing all those cats in cages in some of the
markets, had been gushing about how much the Chinese were pet lovers.
I passed on the "rabbit" that day ... but had to swallow dog, out of
courtesy, on more than one occasion .. another story entirely.
Some things never change ...
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