Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Unpainted Spot

  My Marine finished painting my office today.  We had a guy come in and drill screws into the walls so we could hang up our white boards.  They had previously been put on the walls with duct tape.  That’s right, they had multiple layers of duct tape all the way around the outside of them, and they used two different colors (grey and green).  It held them up just fine.  Adapt and overcome is the unofficial Marine Corps motto.  There are two that are 4 x 5 and two that are 4 x 3.  So you can imagine how much duct tape there was and how it looked.  Anyway, the guy came in and hung all the white boards and then Capt Bair came in and was upset because I let him hang one of the white boards on a place that had not been painted.  I told him we would paint around it.  He said, “Yeah, but that’ll leave an unpainted area behind it.”  I asked what difference it made.  I didn’t want the guy to be waiting around all day for my Marine to finish painting.  He said in a few years when we give this train station back to the Iraqi’s and they take them down someone will have to repaint that spot.  Hahaha.  There are huge holes in all the walls because of people trying to put nails in them and he’s worried a terrible paint job that will have to be done over anyway.  Hahaha.  It’s been bugging him all day.  He keeps looking at that white board but he’s scared to take it down because it will strip the holes and we won’t be able to put the white board back up.  He’s got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  I’m going to remind him of that unpainted spot every so often so he can sit and stew about it.  I love messing with him.


At 6:52 PM, Anonymous 147 said...

Can you imagine if he were in charge of re-wiring the entire communications there? It would never get finished and he would be wacko. Glad that hidden spot is not bothering you - glad the duck tape kinda did. You know what they say about duck tape - that's Arkansas chrome!
Maybe we need a blog of unusual uses of duck tape - ha.

At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Linda said...

Mike, my husband would understand Captain Bair completely. He thinks the same way and would walk over hot coals to fix it.
Three things you'll never hear a redneck say:
The tires on that truck are too big.
I thought Graceland was kinda tacky.
Duct tape won't fix that.
This should be the start of another of your fun blog entries. Duct tape huh?

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Linda said...

Why is duct tape like "the force"? Because it has a light side and dark side and holds the universe together.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger mhmcmom said...

i can't believe capt blair wants to cover the only historical spot left in the room!!hahah i think you probably did the iraqi's a favor by leaving the spot, they will always know that was the way it looked before the Marine Decorating Team made improvements. the holes give character and texture, and i know it is beautiful. you"re pretty smart there, i probably would have just painted the duct tape to match the wall!


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