Favorite sayings in construction
I got to thinking about some of the things certain people say frequently. There are a few I've picked up and repeat myself when the occasion arises, and a few I don't repeat, but that have a special place in my mind. I'm just curious if anyone else has any good ones to share.
The couple that I'll repeat are these...
For pretty much any event that hasn't turned out as well as intended: "Well... You'll have that in construction."
At the end of pretty much any day, but especially one that ends with everybody filthy dirty and dog tired: "Well, we didn't get much done today, but we'll give her hell tomorrow."
I credit my friend Jim Reese for the couple I seldom use, but I love anyway. (Jim started in the industry in about 1935) They are...
When trying to get something straight or plumb, and it isn't quite right (and regardless of which direction it's leaning): "It's leaning toward Fisher's Graveyard."
And lastly, upon finally completeing some task that has been exceptionally troublesome: "Patience, perseverence, and sweet oil will screw most any cat." (I asked one time what exactly that meant, and Jim said he didn't exactly know either. But so often it just seems so appropriate.)