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Thread: New latches on the "tool box"

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    New latches on the "tool box"

    My granddaughter and her boyfriend are visiting from out of state and helping me move. I came home yesterday and they were just too excited to tell me they put the new latches on my old "tool box". I don't have an old tool box.

    They marched me right out to the garage and there it was . . . my featherweight carry case with this big a## two by four nailed to the inside to hold the new latches they misplaced on the outside. Now my case doesn't fit the FW because of the two by four and I have empty spaces where they took off the old latches and misaligned the new ones.

    I just walked away and politely asked them not to "fix" anything else unless they talk to me first. I'm just glad they don't know about my 201 that needs grease in the motor.

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    Thud. Picks self up, thud again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Thud. Picks self up, thud again...
    I'm laughing out loud now.

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    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh.

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    As a person who has hosted a open to the public weekly training session in his shop for 15 years, I am still sometimes amazed at the ability of people to overestimate their own intelligence and skill......

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    With my personality, they would have procured me a new case or never set foot in my domicile again. Vandalism is not tolerated here.

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    Well you know what they say, It's the thought that counts.

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    or lack thereof...

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    Oh, my! Bless their hearts. I'm sure they were trying to help... but.... Oh, my!

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    Well, guess which featherweight this granddaughter is going to inherit.

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    Here's another, "Oh my!" (said with sinking heart!)

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    You're a far better person than I! I would have been a screaming, raving lunatic! I'd probably stress and stew about it for a very long time. Holy cow! is about the most polite thing I can say in mixed company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    Well, guess which featherweight this granddaughter is going to inherit.
    A well deserved one at that. So sorry for your poor baby (the FW not your GD).

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    Oh my! Sending big hugs~~ Perhaps share with them what they did. Maybe it will "help" to keep them from doing something like that again. Just a thought~
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    HA! this GD does not deserve a FW after that!!! Send it to one of US! hehe

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    Reminds me of when DIL, newly married, had a yard sale and she asked me to add to it, so, donated an antique bowl, she sold it for 50 cents. Many years later , we laugh about it a lot. It is just stuff. People are so much more valuable than material things.

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    i would not be laughing at selling an antique bowl for 50 cents... so sorry for the hinges on the fw....
    ​debra

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    OUCH!! That hurt!

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    Oh dear, how did you not choke them ?? Seriously though, I am sure they meant well but oh my gosh, some things are better left alone.
    Dance like no one is watching

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    That's sad. Is there any way to salvage the case? and explain to them about the mistake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    It is just stuff. People are so much more valuable than material things.
    Ditto. But I gather from original thread that you realize that!

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    Still, you ought to let them know what they did so they don't do it to someone else's FW, someone who might not be as understanding as you.

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    I always ask my Grandchildren to just love me, not help me.

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    I think if it had been mine, I wouldn't have to say anything. They would have seen it on my face.

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    I think I would have been thrilled at their thoughtfulness, and thanked them profusely. Later I would have told them that it didn't quite work, and asked where the old latches were.

    Reminds me of a true story a friend told about himself, his sister and his father. Dad bought a new car. it was about 2 months old and the kids decided to surprise him by washing it. The worked on the car for a couple of hours, and were very pleased with their work. They called Dad out to see the wonderful job they did and to get the expected praise.

    Dad was pleased at how thoughtful they were and thanked them. He never said a word about the scratches rubbed into the car by the BRILLO pads they used to clean the car.

    Now they all laugh about it. I laughed, too, but I don't think I'd have had the same reaction as he did!

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