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Stupid sayings by employees

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by djlawn, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. djlawn

    djlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    I just had one of my new employees tell me the other day that he noticed that "the trimming is only bad where the mower can't get". After I got done laughing at his him, I asked him if he seriously believed that. All I have to say is wow.
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    When I was a machine shop supervisor I had a employee doing a lousy job. When I confronted him on his work he said "What's it going to matter 20 years from now." He was permently laid off.
  3. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Had a new field tech tell me the other day: I need a new engine. Both the rods are broke and it runs like crap.

    This was on a garden tractor. I ask him if he is sure about what he is telling me. He says, yes. I put a screwdriver in the plug hole, the pistons would not move, then when i cranked it, it ran really crappy.

    Currently, he is looking for a job.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i was watching a football game one time, i forget what teams they were, but i'll just make up two for the sake of telling the story. the commentator said, " the only way the giants can beat the packers, is if they score more points than them." :dizzy: :dizzy: i looked at my wife, she was like, "what, what's wrong?" :dizzy:
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Bob, was that John Madden? He always makes me laugh...he says things like "Here's a guy when he puts his contacts in, he can see better" LOL
  6. The Grass Amputator

    The Grass Amputator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    My little sister, who is mentally ********, has a favorite saying that we hear quite frequently: Well, I'll just have to believe it before I can see it.

    This is the same sister who asked my dad to stop buying her Spanish Peanuts because "It takes too long to peel off these red paper shells."
  7. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Messages: 365

    I was reading in the paper the other day about (I believe) a basketball player commenting on his sister had become pregnant. He wasn't sure if he was going to be an uncle or an aunt.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I had asked a worker to fill in a hole with dirt one time,
    He comes to me about 5 minutes later and says
    "Would you come and look to see if I got it filled in yet?"

    whats even worse...he dident!
  9. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    had to be madden.... just had to be...
  10. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    During the spring a guy told a customer that the grass would start really growing soon because when daylight savings time kicked in, it would be getting an extra hour of sunlight every day.....

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