Location: marengo, il, United States

Saturday, June 18, 2005

On Raising the Girls

Someone was overheard complaining about a twisted ribbon and several keys that kept jamming on their old-fashioned typewriter. That reminded me of one of my dad's service calls he had to make to a lawyer’s office, where a brand-new electric was reported to have gone haywire -- a secretary’s new-fangled machine skipped incessantly, the buxom lady moaned.

“Try typing a few lines,” He suggested. She scooted her chair close and he watched as her delicate fingers hovered for a moment above the keyboard. Then suddenly, as she leaned forward to begin her typing, the carriage began to automatically travel to the left, seemingly on its own power.

Dad then asked her go fetch a fresh ream of paper, and while she busied herself with that distraction, he readjusted the height of the overly-endowed woman’s chair, raising it by a tactful two inches.

Naturally, he billed the firm for both his time and expertise.


Blogger Gone Away said...

LOL Gives the term "touch typing" a whole new raft of meaning... :D

9:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Heh-heh... that's too funny!!

Thanks for that grin this morning!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Stranger Ken said...

Expertise? Now that's a new name for it! This made me chuckle and I don't do that any too often these days, so thanks again, Harry!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Ned said...

Your father was the first "ergonomics" expert. Of course he deserved to be paid for his expertise.

Too funny, Harry. :)

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Ned said...

Yay! First blog to come up on BE! Great to see they finally got some class on the roster. :)

5:20 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...


5:20 PM  
Blogger Keeefer said...

gawd bless ya 'arry

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Wayne said...

Ha! Reminds me of years ago, when I worked at the bakery, and one particularly well-endowed coworker would use her breasts to hold the cellophane down while she wrapped up big tubs of cream cheese at closing.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Gone Away said...

Joins Harry on the rocket. Where are we headed? Mars or Venus?

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Ned said...

I see you on the rocket, Harry. :)

5:02 PM  

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