Monday, December 04, 2017

Monday Musings

Stopped by my breakfast restaurant to get a bite this morning.  A sausage biscuit is a buck.  A bacon biscuit costs $2.20.  Why the hell is that?

I haven't driven my truck much in the last five years.  I'm driving it today and on my lunch break, got a light sprinkle.  Windshield wipers just smeared the water.   Auto Zone was two blocks away, so I swing in to get new wiper blades.   I grabbed two Rain-X blades and headed toward the register.  Over $50.00 for two wiper blades??  I almost had a stroke.  But, it's supposed to rain tomorrow, so I'll be able to see, coming in to work.

When I was a tanker, we had this thing called the tanker's bar.  It was six feet long, with a pinch  point, and we used it to pry all manner of things.  It was listed on the tool receipt as a Bar, Pinch Point. Over the years I've had one thing or another that I could have applied a tanker's bar to, but just didn't have one.  Wandering through Harbor Freight today, I saw a big bar, labeled 17 lb Posthole Digging Bar with Tamper.  It ain't a tanker's bar, but it should serve as a nice expedient.  I have to pull the forms off the slab, and with a chunk of firewood as a fulcrum, this thing should serve admirably.

5 comments:

jon spencer said...

At work we had what was known as BFR bars.
Big F***ing Rock bar.
I just did a image search and your "tanker bar" and my "BFR bar" are the same.

DocV said...

The sausage is cheaper to keep you from asking what's in it. ;-)

Alexander said...

Drilling rigs have a tool called "a five foot iron bar". That's exactly what it is.

Dwan Seicheine said...

The bacon is whole meat. The sausage is ground up everything.

Sabre22 said...

Harbor Freight has a 5 foot pinch point bar online for 26.99 plus shipping