I saw a propane truck (older one) with a chain dragging like this a couple of years back… and I knew why it was there. I just hadn’t seen one since the early 1970s (when heavy duty trucks from the 50s were still being used by some businesses)… :-)
Thing is, do Pluggers call it “chicken fried”, considering that some of their population ARE chickens… :-P
Grew up in Phoenix AZ… we kids (when barefoot) knew the best way to cross a parking lot was to use the stripes for the parking spots to walk on… they were white, so they were way cooler. ;-)
We used to stock the rubber finger tips for the clerks who handled a lot of papers when I worked in an office while in college… that and some others who liked the little cans of some sort of grippy substance.
But this one made me think of the old dictionary we used to have: Random House Unabridged Dictionary. It was a huge, several inch thick book, and had little “cut outs” in those pages that fit your fingertip so you could quickly go to “A, B, C, etc.” in it.
At least those weren’t the sounds you were making two days ago! ;-) (gross :-p )
Don’t forget about Carte Blanche card! Although I NEVER saw one “in the wild” when I worked briefly in retail, we were required to know and be prepared to process it should someone use it.
I worked in retail before college, and we used to have the credit card slider, the little box with a digital display and phone pad, and stacks of these carbons. And yes, many people would take the carbons (women would stuff them into their purses; men? Not sure where they put them).
I do remember that MasterCard and VISA used the same carbons (that would tear in half by design), but American Express had their own “carbonless” receipts. And yep: it WAS 1986 when I did all of that! ;-)
Back in the day, my desk phone (we had beige Western Electric desk phones) used to get the cord all twisted and the coils would “flip”… I used to do what Janis does – spin it and take it off and “re-coil” it so there were no unlooped parts.
I eventually did what my mentor (may he R.I.P.) used to do: I got one of those swivel connectors for the handset. Never got all messed up like this again. And yes, it was about the same time as this comic ran ;-)
“Hey I’ve been to Saturn!” ;-)
Is it “Franken-STEEN”? ;-)