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Old 11-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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"How much does a Roun Twit cost?"

Not related to ER, but gotta share.
I was talking with a young Japanese engineer at w**k today, and told him that one of the mower blades on my big lawnmower had broken this weekend, and so I didn’t accomplish as much on the property as I had planned. He then asked “Well, how much does a Roun Twit cost?.”
Huh? No idea - don't even know what a Roun Twit is.
After a few moment's discussion, which reminded me of the classic "Who's on First?", it dawned on me – I had told him that I had done preventative maintenance on the mower this Spring, but hadn’t done anything about the mower blades because “I hadn’t gotten around to it.”
To paraphrase Strother Martin in “Cool Hand Luke” – What I had here was a failure to communicate.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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Man! Wish I had seen those before - it would have saved some head-scratching.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Having lived in Japan, I saw that coming.
Once had a long conversation with a Japanese friend who insisted..INSISTED that the phrase "rush hour" was an original Japanese term that we in the US took from them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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I've always heard it was 'a round tuit'...
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Most of the deferred maintenance on my toys and equipment is a result of not getting a "roundtuit".
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Most of the deferred maintenance on my toys and equipment is a result of not getting a "roundtuit".
And if DW ever finds one in a store I'm gonna be in for a lot of work!
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