posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 06:06 PM
Welcome to PODspace, Hatchedcross. Here's a couple of (true) hardware jokes for you.
Back in the 1930s, my dad was a salesman at a hardware store in the Midwest. He sold the new Meadows wringer washers. The dealer across the street
sold Maytags. A woman and her husband came in to look at washing machines and the woman said that the Maytag dealer had given them a demonstration and
ran a 2x4 through the wringer without any problem. My dad told her "Well, we recommend you wring your 2x4s out by hand". She bought the washer from
Another time someone came in looking for some special screws and my dad gave him a price of 12 cents each. The guy was pretty upset and said that he
had just been across the street and they only wanted 10 cents each. My dad asked, "Well, why didn't you buy them"? The customer said that they were
out of stock. My dad said "Oh, when we are out, we sell them for a nickel a piece"!