Yesterday was one of those days. I was working on a sign and nothing was
going right. The setting was serene, My garage door that faces an alley was
open, the dogs were laying in the grass, I moved my band saw out of the way,
under the open garage door, and was working on routing letter on the sign.
Some guy - drunk or on drugs comes walking down the alley, he sees the dogs
and start cussing at me that the dogs were not on leashes. (Dogs are just
looking at him, not barking or growling). I call the dogs into the garage
and shut the *&^% garage door on my band saw = breaking the table trunion
Oh well, the sign turned out nice and the customer was happy.My sign profit
+ some spare change will be spent on replacing the table trunion. Great day
in the morning!!!
Well, the cussing was certainly not appropriate, but if there's a leash
law, he has a point. If not, I don't see what the problem was as long
as the dogs weren't approaching or harassing him.
Sorry to hear about your saw breaking. I've done plenty of similiar
things like that. It's the most frustrating thing in the world.
Leash law are probably the least enforced of all in the country. Most every
town has them, most every dog owner disregards them at most times. Of
corse, we don't know any real details in thic cse, such as whose property
the dogs were on.
We don't have lease laws. The dogs were on my property. I live at the end of
the alley and in 40 + years of living here I can't remember when the last
time someone walked past. I know that's no excuse for not having the dogs
tied. In fact he only had about 40' to go and then he turned around and
walked back down the alley. That's why I put the dogs in the garage so they
wouldn't confront each other again. He was staggering and appeared to be
incoherent - plus there's a drug house about 3 doors down from me. All kinds
of things happen at that address! Anyway, I just posted the incident
thinking someone out there might smile and say Yep, I done such stupid
things my self.
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Yep, I did smile and Yep, I have done many a similar thing. The most
expensive was many years ago while on holidays. Had driven about 3000 k
ms and 4 treads had separated from the tyres. Was thoroughly pissed off
as the tyres where new and the dealers just kept replacing them with the
same brand (Under Warranty). Anyhow number 5 went west. Stopped the car,
a Falcon Station Wagon, Jacked it up with the Bumper jack, removed the
wheel and replaced it with the spare, dropped the tail gate to put the
flat in and......................
The car was still up on the jack, Rear wheel, Tail gate came down onto
the bumper jack and punched a nice hole right through the bloody thing.
I laugh about it now, but it sure wasn't much fun at the time :)
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