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Published: July 10th 2009
Arrived at the Albuquerque KOA at about 6 PM. We were escorted to out site which was between two rigs that made our unit look like the Beverly Hillbillies coming to town. They both had slides on their units. I have a slide, but mine in manual. Theirs are electric. They have “The Electric Slide”. If you don’t get it, you are reading the wrong travel blog.
I spoke with both owners. Neither were in education. The man on the left drove a class A motor home. He was a retired sheetrock salesman. I asked him how involved sheetrock sales were. This is what he told me. “Well, people call you up and tell you what they want. You quote them a price, they pay you, and you send them the sheetrock.” I waited for some enlightening trade secret. None was forthcoming. I asked “Is that about it?”. He said “Yep, that’s about it”.
The neighbor on the other side was a welding inspector. He is not yet retired. I asked him about his work. He asked me what I knew about welds. I told him that I know a bad weld when I see it, a good weld when I see it, and a really good weld when I see it. He said that he calls them they way he sees them. A bad weld gets “Dog won’t hunt”. A good weld gets “Dog will hunt”. A really good weld gets “ Sweet”. I asked “Is that about it?” He said “Well, there is one variation I use. If both parties involved are ex military, I may use ‘Sat, unsat, and outstanding’. But that is just personal preference.” I asked “Is that about it?”. He said “Yep, that’s about it”.
And I chose education. It’s off to Mesa Verde in the morning.
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