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Old 12-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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So Rob and I are in Las Vegas for some R and R. We go to Hooters and all he sees is the lacquer drips on the edge of the table! Every place we go, he is checking out the paint. Come back from dinner and a painter is working on a part of the hotel, look out! We get to our room, a nice room at a very nice place and first thing he notices is some masking tape left on the door frame!
We are having fun though!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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so true.

And keep paper hangers out of those hotels too.

We look at a bad job and even name it after a low baller we all know.



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I'm guilty. My wife yells at me cause just about any place I'm at for more than 15 minutes I start noticing things. The worst is my brother in laws house, along with his fathers house, has uncaulked baseboards. Not pretty uncaulked, but ugly gappy uncaulked in 2 nice houses. Drives me got damn nuts every time I'm there. Drives me even more nuts that they won't let me caulk them.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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I was thinking about you Bill (and PWG) when I saw some wallpaper that looked like a crackle finish, was really rough and the seams were curvy. You gotta have skills to do that stuff!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:39 AM   #5
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Then why did you think of Bill?

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Then why did you think of Bill?

Remember, she said the seams were curvy, therefore hung by a hack. That's why

Now, if it were hung by a fraud ...............



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It seems like we're all guilty of sitting in our best mate's house and snagging it all subconciously (that was a big word to spell after a few vubble dokas). Don't know about you lot but my mind wanders off into a world where I'm picturing myself cualking the place out and straightening up bad cuts. Then again, my mind does similar things in other situatons - Sometimes I think I was really meant to be a gynacolagist...
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I am guilty of this too. sitting in restaurants or pretty much anywhere i find myself for a few minutes. Just part of the nutty job i guess. If we were bankers we would be looking for serial #'s on bills we had before.
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Guilty also! In resturants, my wife used to ask what I was looking at. She has done that for years, but for different reasons now.
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i do it too.. i was lookin at the skylight in JCpenny the other day thinking.. i wonder how i would get up there w/o a cherry picker.. as i sized up the landings and places to scaffold.

thats one of the best things i share w my grandfather, when we go places we have the same eye .. his is more seasoned of course.
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I used to do this but I got past it. Work is Work and Play is Play. For commercial work like hotels, restaurant and new home trac, Think about the reasons why they look this way. Time? Money? Overload? Those are the most common problems imo. I have met some Great Painters, but you wouldn't know it by looking at there cookie cutters. I think that you are a painter when you realize not everyone is a pro but everyone is a painter.LOL
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I sit there in church every Sunday staring at a HUGE dome ceiling and cracked plaster walls wondering who I can talk to get some work. My wife gets so pissed.
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I sit there in church every Sunday staring at a HUGE dome ceiling and cracked plaster walls wondering who I can talk to get some work. My wife gets so pissed.


I check everything out also
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My kids check things out as well...!
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So Rob and I are in Las Vegas for some R and R. We go to Hooters and all he sees is the lacquer drips on the edge of the table! Every place we go, he is checking out the paint. Come back from dinner and a painter is working on a part of the hotel, look out! We get to our room, a nice room at a very nice place and first thing he notices is some masking tape left on the door frame!
We are having fun though!
I have been to Vegas a lot in the past 3 years, since I only live about 5 hrs from there. I did the same thing there and every where else I go. I find my self doing the scratch test sometimes. But I have to say Vegas has the poorest craftsmanship I have ever seen. When your in Vegas take the time and go look at some model home
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