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post #1 of 19 Old 01-08-2008, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Reason #86 to not be your own mechanic

After working on your bike, you walk inside to clean up, forgetting to check your shoes. On the way out, you discover that you've tracked grease all the way from the garage to the bathroom. Your options are spend hundreds of dollars to get a professional to clean it up, spend hours of your own time and energy cleaning it up, or listen to the hours of nonstop complaining from your SO/roommates about how irresponsible you are for not cleaning it up. Grrr!

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-08-2008, 05:44 AM
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Sounds like a lose-lose situation. All that money you saved by employing yourself is now biting you in the a$$. No good deed goes unpunished...

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That's one reason I have a pair of "work on the bike shoes" that never go in the house. I also made sure I put flooring instead of carpet down from the outside to the inside bathroom so I don't drag crap in with me and get it all over that.

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This is a no brainer Remove shoes before entering house!

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She'd kill me.....

But I am soo OCD I don't thnk my garage floor would ever get grease on it!

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She'd kill me.....

But I am soo OCD I don't thnk my garage floor would ever get grease on it!
OCD or Ghei?




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OCD or Ghei?

Don't they always go together?

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Don't they always go together?
No.


I gotta go check the steps in the office and make sure there's still 12.

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OCD or Ghei?
Is being too clean a bad thing? I dont mind getting it dirty...

Its just I clean it up REALLY nice when finished!



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Easy. Get rid of SO/Roommate. Don't worry about the grease and have a cold beer.

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Is being too clean a bad thing? I dont mind getting it dirty...

Its just I clean it up REALLY nice when finished!



You know how I know your ghei?

My neighbor (your contractor kin) is the exact same way. He converted an entire house into his work shop and you could eat off the floors in that place. He'll take 15 minutes to plane some boards and 1 hour cleaning.


The second part hmmmmmm this I gotta hear.




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Cowboy boots on me and Crocs for the wife. All shoes come off before hitting the kitchen floor.

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WD40 and a wash rag on hands and knees get the worst stuff out, then use a carpet cleaner to get the WD40 out. After 37 years of walking in Locomotive Round houses on RailRoad. The engines belch this jet black tar like junk out of the crank cases and it goes every where your shoes and pants legs go. Change your shoes and it's on your hands. Man I'm glad I'm retired.

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you're hosed

we've all been there

she's gone...the dirt is still in the carpet

at least it is until the next one comes along, has me throw out the carpet, put down hardwood floors only to have those covered up w/ carpet (to protect the floors) that...yeah that's right, that can't have shoes on it (to protect the carpet)

it never ends, don't fight it...easier to go barefoot or build a garage that has almost everything you need and eliminates the need for you to go into the house you used to own and think of as your castle...

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you're hosed

we've all been there

she's gone...the dirt is still in the carpet

at least it is until the next one comes along, has me throw out the carpet, put down hardwood floors only to have those covered up w/ carpet (to protect the floors) that...yeah that's right, that can't have shoes on it (to protect the carpet)

it never ends, don't fight it...easier to go barefoot or build a garage that has almost everything you need and eliminates the need for you to go into the house you used to own and think of as your castle...
That was friggin' great. Sad, but true, ......and great.

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Oxy Clean! That stuff is amazing!

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Grease Lighting. But, being asian ... we don't wear shoes in the house. Actually broke up with a broad because she wore shoes in the house!

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