[rescue] WWWIIIRRRESSS!, was Re: Cray listing on E-bay
linc at lincgeek.org
Fri Dec 15 12:20:24 CST 2017
For the record, Dave, you did have a lot of wires :)
On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 05:37:42PM -0500, John Hudak wrote:
> OMG Dave, that is hilarious......And your activities sound perfectly normal
> to me...but all those WIRERZZZZZZ!!
> As a joke (which I am sure would not have gone over very well) you could
> have mentioned to them that next time they come into the house, they should
> wear tin foil hats to keep their brains from being fried....then again,
> they may have terminated you lease.....
> too funny
> On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> > On 12/08/2017 10:15 AM, Stefan Skoglund wrote:
> > >> Heh, memories! :)
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 06:41:42PM -0500, Steve Sandau wrote:
> > >>> On 12/04/2017 05:45 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > >>>> Sigh, yes. ;) Let's please let that drop, though. That crazy
> > bitch
> > >>>> brought the cops to my house and demanded that they haul me away.
> > Even
> > >>>> though the the officers left peacefully with a handshake and an
> > apology,
> > >>>> the memories of that day are not at all pleasant.
> > >>>>
> > >>> I remember that, but maybe not for its original posting here. That
> > phrase
> > >>> still does go through my mind every once in a while when I'm dealing
> > with a
> > >>> large mass of... well... wires.
> > >>>
> > >>> So even if it's not brought up again, Dave, you can know that it makes
> > me
> > >>> chuckle from time to time.
> > >
> > > references ?
> > Sigh.
> > In early 2001 or so, I was renting a house in Laurel, MD, from a
> > couple, who were two of the most ordinary people I've ever met. Neither
> > was terribly intelligent, and they were both very big on being and doing
> > what society expects of them. They valued conformism to an very high
> > degree.
> > And here I am, working for a string of tech startup companies, with an
> > electronics lab and racks and racks of computers (even some Crays)
> > running in rooms that they insisted could only be used as a formal
> > dining room and a living room, because that's...just the way things were
> > supposed to be.
> > What productive person has any use for a formal dining room in 2017?
> > Seriously.
> > Anyway, since I was renting, the landlord has the right to come in
> > periodically and inspect the condition of the house and property. So
> > one day the wife did, and the older ditzy airheaded blonde FREAKED THE
> > HELL OUT because there were "WIIIRRREEESS!!!" in the house.
> > You see, in their little minds, all anyone is "supposed" to do in a
> > house is eat, sleep, poop, and watch television. You know, like good
> > little well-trained consumers.
> > She immediately called the police and said there was an emergency and
> > that she needed help right away. When they arrived, four cop cars in
> > three minutes flat with lights on, she demanded that I immediately be
> > TAKEN INTO CUSTODY because I was "doing things I wasn't supposed to be
> > doing" in the house. Being professionals, they wanted to know exactly
> > what it was that she thought I was doing in there that was so bad. They
> > asked, and she said, gesturing around, "All of these...THINGS!
> > And...WWWWIIIIIRRREEEEEEESSS!!"
> > The police asked us who we all were, determined that she was the
> > landlord and I was the tenant, and then asked me for permission to look
> > around the house, which of course I granted without hesitation, given
> > the situation, and thoughts of handcuffs.
> > They looked around for about ten minutes, found nothing amiss, but
> > said "Hey, you do have some unusual stuff here, what do you do for a
> > living?" I explained, they told her there was nothing at all wrong
> > about what I was doing, apologized to me for the intrusion, wished me a
> > good day, advised the crazy landlord to go home and not hassle me
> > further, and left. With no small amount of objection from the crazy
> > bitch, of course.
> > Of course it was immediately turned into a big joke around here and a
> > few other mailing lists, but I assure you there was nothing at all funny
> > about it.
> > -Dave
> > --
> > Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> > New Kensington, PA
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