Have you ever stopped to think that if you were cooking a spider(because eating one raw would be gross), it would be difficult to properly cook the body without overdoing the legs?
The idea that there are more days behind you than there are remaining for you to enjoy can be unsettling…..and some people can go crazy with that thought.
I don’t have any problem with a 50 year old buying the car they wanted when they were young or having a sexual relationship with somebody young enough to be their child (as long as they’re an adult) but when they refer to that 50 year old as having a “mid-life” crisis, I have an issue with that.
An acquaintance of mine lost a finger the other day while doing some undercarriage work on an excavator. I don’t know any details other than the finger was re-attached but I have a suspicion that it was something similar to a close call of my own:
Once, during my welding apprenticeship, I broke two fingers while servicing an excavator. I was driving a track pin and missed the drift. What brought my 16 pound hammer to a stop was my hand coming between the handle and the edge of a track pad.
The journeyman I worked under had nearly lost a finger doing the same thing many years ago.
There might be something to be said about making a pin press.
I’ve posted about accountability before and seeing a piece on the television today about the trial of Major Watts made me think about it some more: When you run a job you can delegate responsibility(work) but not accountability.
In my own work life I’ve made my fair share of screw-ups but cannot think of any time where I’ve tried to blame it on a helper or sub contractor. If a job of mine had problems because my helper did poor work then it was because I didn’t stay on top of things.