Tuesday, August 22, 2006

When Strangers Meet

Park Merced Left Hand, may I present Park Merced Right Hand.

Obviously you two have never met.  Otherwise the left hand would know what the right hand is doing.

1.  I went to the office and asked if I could sign up for Dish Network, satellite television.  It would mean installing a dish antenna on the apartment building.  The manager called landlord and got the word, can't attach anything to building.  So the manager said, "You can put it on a pole."  Then the manager went on vacation.

   So I ordered the installation.  I told the maitenance man what the installation date was, and he shook his head.  He called a different person on the head quarters and got a different answer.  No pole either.

   I called and cancelled my satellite TV.  The left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.

   2.  I volunteered to do the Tuesday morning entertainment for a couple of weeks while the regular volunteer was on a trip.  I had my keyboard carried to the parlor, and did my stint which went all right.

   Today was second week.  I got help and transported my keyboard to the parlor and set it up.  I was testing it when a couple of ladies bustled in and began setting up a party for the activity director.  It was scheduled for ten am...MY TIME TO PLAY.

   "OH, didn't anyone tell you?"

   No, they didn't, because the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

   In they Army they had a slogan, "Don't volunteer for anything."  Funny, I never learned that lesson.


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herheadsnacloud said...

Wow..what a let down....I am sure you put some time and effort into getting ready for today. That really sucks Chuck..I am sorry. B. Lynne

garnett109 said...

boy Chuck you got the Nix Twice! The army had a few other sayings but I can't post them , I know you know a few! Have a great Day!

plieck30 said...

John just got rid of Dish network and went back to cable. We like it better. My deceased husband was in the army so I've heard those expressions many times. Paula

bamawmn46 said...

Sorry you didn't get to play today... I get the feeling you enjoy that so much!!      

I have thought about signing up for Dish, but I haven't... guess I'll stick with my cable.... at least, a while longer!