OT - you ever do something that, at the time, you have no idea why?

This is OT - but there is woodworking involved.
I like to turn lidded boxes. For some reason I got into "nested" turned lidded boxes. I don't know why.
And while some like to turn bigger and bigger things - I seem to go the other way. So I turned a little lidded box - about the diameter of a dime - I don't, or rather didn't, know why.
It fit nicely into the one I did that was between a nickle and a quarter in diameter, which in turn fit inside the "biggest one" that was about the diameter of a silver dollar (even though there's almost no silver in a "silver dollar" we call them silver dollars. I don't know why)
So anyway I've got the littlest one in maple with a black walnut finial, the medium sized one in black walnut with a maple finial and another "big one" , again back to maple with a black walnut finial. Don't know why.
Heading out the door to do a demonstration of the DOMINO to a wood phreaks club, I picked up the nested boxes and put them in my pocket. Don't know why.
A mile from where I was going - and going uphill of course - smoke started coming from somewhere and I was getting no power to the wheels - not good when driving up a hill. And without power, the power brakes and power stearing stopped being powered. Don't know why (but I suspect I blew the tranny - or the head - the latter being less expensive but I'm betting it'll be the tranny).
So it's pushing 7 pm, I'm a mile or so from the nearest phone sitting in a lane of traffic - with no power. (I don't have a cell phone. I don't know why.)
While I'm popping the hood to see if I need to figure out how to put out a fire - a car pulls up behind me - blinkers on - and a young woman, in a tae kwon do "gee" gets out and says "Need a hand?" I don't know why.
She HAD a cell phone and I called Triple A while she directed a bunch of women cyclist around us. The "leader of this group starts yelling at ME for creating a hazardous condition for her cycling team. I don't know why.
The kindness and helpfulness of the woman in the gee more than countered The Yeller. I do know why.
The gee lady offered to give me a ride to where I was going and then I knew why I'd put the nested lidded boxes in my pocket, even though, at the time I didn't know why.
Her kindness was rewarded - in a little way - and I made it to the meeting and did my demo - since AAA wasn't going to get out to tow my van for "at least a couple of hours". I don't know why.
Conclusion: Sometimes when you do something for no apparent reason but Don't Know Why - wait a little while and the reason may become clear. I don't know why.
I do know that for every ass hole on the planet, there are a couple of thousand angels. And I smile when I get reminded of that. I don't know why.
charlie b
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How did the Domino demo go?
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wrote:
Nice.

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charlieb wrote:

I'm glad you made it. I don't know why.
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Nice story Charlieb.
Now, if you lost power and lost power steering and or brakes too, it was the motor not the transmission that was the problem.
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Good story and I do know why.
I had a similar situation about 15 years ago. I was going to meet someone at the Amsterdam exit of the NY Thruway and go with him to see a customer. It was a few hours from home and only a 20-30 minute visit with the customer so I asked my wife to go with me. We were sitting at the exit waiting to meet the other fellow and we were watching the traffic. A tow truck went by us and I remarked about the colors. Many colors, quite laughable, we thought.
Minutes later, we met my associate and we were on the other side of town heading up a hell. Suddenly, loss of power, smoke, etc. Car was dead. I called an Oldsmobile dealer for help and he sent a tow truck. You can guess which one. He towed us to the dealer, dropped us at a hotel. Lesson learned: Never make fun of the paint scheme of a tow truck.
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Really?
I know why.
;-)
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charlieb wrote:
| Conclusion: Sometimes when you do something for no | apparent reason but Don't Know Why - wait a little | while and the reason may become clear. I don't know | why.
Sure you do - you just didn't know the nomenclature.
It's called "deja do". 8-)
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto /
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On Tuesday, May 22, my friend, buisness partner, and I were riding our Harleys (1999 Harley-Davidson FLS) that we bought at the same time, to a business meeting. He left about 1 min. before I did. 1/2 mile down the road I found him dead. An SUV was passing him as he turned left into the driveway of our shop and killed him instantly.
I stayed at the restaurant to pay the bill.
What if he had stayed and used the same company Visa card as I had to pay the bill.
Would I be typing this now?
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pumis wrote:

Ass holes and Angels.
A disproportionate number of the former drove cadillacs, then mercedes and now it seems - SUVs.
Bikers have one thing to protect them - maneuverability (sp?) - but only to get around what's ahead.
Sorry for the loss of your friend. I guess if you've got to go, going while doing something you love to do . . .
charlie b
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Sorry to hear about you partner.
2 things about Harleys, one good, one bad.
Typically motorists can hear the Harley rider coming up from behind. Typically the Harley rider cannot hear motorists coming up from behind.
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