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Old 10-07-2008, 07:45 PM
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Geez...
I finally escaped the office for 2 hours this morning to take one of my dog's to the Vet for vaccinations.
I have been wanting to get my boat project moving along, and I'm ready for paint, but I haven't been able to get away from the office all summer to make it, LITERALLY two streets over from my house to a paint guy that I wanted to get an estimate from.
He does custom auto work, race cars, and then normal collision repair.
I tell the guy I want my boat painted, and he comes back with -
"Well you see, boat's don't use paint, they use this stuff called Gel, and we don't do that"
I don't know why I bothered to go any further, but it was an initial reaction. I said-
"Well yeah, it has a Gel-coat, and that's what I want painted. I had my last boat painted, and it held up fine".
He says "What kind of paint did you use"?
Me - "Hell, I don't know. I wrote a check. I'm not a paint guy"
At this point I realize "Am I trying to argue this dumbazz into taking my money to put a chitty paintjob on my boat that he doesn't even know how to do"??

I just figured I'd give it a shot with this guy because he was local and convenient.
I'm surrounded by idiots.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:53 PM
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this is why you dont go to a car guy to get your boat painted
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this is why you dont go to a car guy to get your boat painted
So when are you going to be available??
Or should I just haul her up there and you give her a safe storage and have it ready in the spring??
I just haven't had the time lately, and I thought with this guy in my backyard, let's see what he has to say.
He said the wrong thing...

Alright Dave, we have work to do.
Where do we start, and what do you need from me to get an estimate going - and don't say tip money for the strip club
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He really said, they use stuff called gel???? Thats when you should have smiled and said thank you for your time and ran like hell
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Geez...
I finally escaped the office for 2 hours this morning to take one of my dog's to the Vet for vaccinations.
I have been wanting to get my boat project moving along, and I'm ready for paint, but I haven't been able to get away from the office all summer to make it, LITERALLY two streets over from my house to a paint guy that I wanted to get an estimate from.
He does custom auto work, race cars, and then normal collision repair.
I tell the guy I want my boat painted, and he comes back with -
"Well you see, boat's don't use paint, they use this stuff called Gel, and we don't do that"
I don't know why I bothered to go any further, but it was an initial reaction. I said-
"Well yeah, it has a Gel-coat, and that's what I want painted. I had my last boat painted, and it held up fine".
He says "What kind of paint did you use"?
Me - "Hell, I don't know. I wrote a check. I'm not a paint guy"
At this point I realize "Am I trying to argue this dumbazz into taking my money to put a chitty paintjob on my boat that he doesn't even know how to do"??

I just figured I'd give it a shot with this guy because he was local and convenient.
I'm surrounded by idiots.
Are you sure you weren't in Oklahoma?
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He really said, they use stuff called gel???? Thats when you should have smiled and said thank you for your time and ran like hell
It was a knee-jerk reaction to educate this guy (or just prove I'm smarter - which isn't difficult to do in Kentucky (that is of course if any that is not from Kentucky is near - otherwise everyone from Kentucky thinks you're crazy)).

I gave them a chance.
They taught me to stop giving them chances...

Oh crap.
They have a right to vote...
We're doomed.
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Are you sure you weren't in Oklahoma?
Smells the same.
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That is weird .............I mean how hard could it be to paint "PIMP OF THE NATION" I would go someplace else(sorry tim)
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spraybomb party at buoy's saturday, and he's buying the beer!!!!!!!
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thanks bouy...I needed a good laugh to start my day .... not really suprised by the response you recieved though were you....it's just amazing....
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