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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:32 PM
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I just had a lady tell me that if a tech has to come out...
He has to wear booties so he doesn't mess up her carpet. Do Americans not have removable boots? Are they permanently attached to your feet or something?
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:34 PM
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1. They are permanently attached to the feets of all techs.
Mine are steel toed boots.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:34 PM
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2. I only have one booty and I shook it to the tune of 'Hey Jude' while robbing a pirate ship.
I took that booty and bought some mighty fine jewelry... eh, the stolen treasure, that is... ain't nobody gonna touch my but...

:rofl:
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:34 PM
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3. wtf are booties?
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peruban Donating Member (888 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:36 PM
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4. The kind of foot coverings surgeons wear in an op room. n/t
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:37 PM
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6. Maybe the crazy lady should provide footwear to people entering her house.
If she is gonna piss and moan about her carpet.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:28 PM
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10. Maybe the crazy lady should ditch the carpet
and get a hardwood floor like everyone else in 2008.
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:37 PM
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13. Maybe she's like the "no shoes" lady from Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry refused to remove his shoes and she eventually just snaps and goes on a quite comedic rampage.
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:36 PM
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5. Just to let you know
As a former service technician, it is illegal for techs to take off their shoes for safety reasons. If they hurt themselves, they can sue the company they work for (for placing them in harms way) and I've heard of the customer getting sued, as well. Thus, removable booties are in every tech's bag.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:37 PM
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7. I did not know that.
That's kinda weird. Fucking litigious wankers.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 12:38 PM
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8. Really?
Thats so odd.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:23 PM
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9. how is it odd or litigous?
maybe if you or your husband ever did field service work you would not find it so odd that you not be asked to remove your steel toed boots at the job site

it is perfectly reasonable to ask that the tech put on booties to protect the carpet

it is not reasonable to ask him to take off his protective boots

nothing odd about it, it's a safety issue

if he loses his foot, he can't work, he can't earn a fucking living

next question?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:40 PM
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14. Well I work for a company that sends out techs to connect wireless networks.
Edited on Sun Nov-30-08 03:40 PM by primate1
Takes skill to lose a foot setting up a router.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:36 PM
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16. Unless the tech is navigating my living room
Hint: Jr. loves Legos.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:38 PM
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17. Haha, but then the Lego rips the booty and BAM, filth all over your carpet.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:30 PM
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11. My son is getting booties for his home appliance techs to wear
Says it sends the message that his company cares about the customer's home.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:34 PM
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12. I believe this is an OSHA thing.
Safety first! :)
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:16 PM
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15. I'm thinking about the last 40 seconds of this clip
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DustyJoe Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 07:54 PM
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18. Hello Hyacinth
Edited on Sun Nov-30-08 07:54 PM by DustyJoe
Is it "Hyacinth Bucket" ?. Sounds like a "Keeping up Appearances" episode from BBC. :headbang:
Love that show.

edited to add 'it'
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