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I for one.......am impressed by your post.:D
Your knowledge is readily apparent. Most folks (I suspect) have no idea what a hammer-mill is. :)
Did you perhaps grow up/live on a livestock farm? (We had New Holland grinder-mixers for decades)
Good thing you didn't ask for a yard broom, they would have led you to the housewares section.
LOL @ Spruce-man! :D:D that roundhouse kick would have been great... too bad no violins... :p
Well, you see, i couldn't drive the car to the little tractor because of where it was in the garage, and it's a good size garage, so I'd put the tractor over on one side up by wall for the winter and the car just wouldn't fit... blah blah blah...
What a fun thread this is.. hee hee!
Thank you, goldhiller.... but, sorry - try not to be too impressed. I just like to throw big words like hammer-mill, or duct tape around to try to sound like i know something.. haha!
Actually, I only know about hammer mills from my present job, and we have customers who have hammer mills and can smash into powder the hardest set up whey powder. ;)
asc2078, don't you know that those who are unqualified to work at McDonalds are the ones who work at U-Haul? LOL :D:D I used to buy propane from a local U-Stall. Wait 10 minutes for lot lizard to come fill the tank, then enter store and wait 45 minutes for the one person working the counter to service the 5 people ahead. To rub salt in the wound, there's usually at least one other person running around behind the counter, if not several, all acting "busy", but come on, how hard is it to hang a key tag on the wall with all the other key tags?
When I was fresh out of high school, dare I say I did a stint at U-Stall and Holy Cow what a messed up company! You thing EO is bad ... I think they teach their management seminars at U-Stall.
Clearly, ASC, you went wrong when you thought you could get reputable service from an American company (they still are, aren't they..?).
Now, had you gone through Josephine or Abraham Lincoln in India, they would have been able to put you through the process in 10 minutes flat, after they helped you delete all temporary internet files.... of course, you wouldn't have been able to understand them, either, but nothing slows them down or stumps them!
THat's a miserable story, and it's good thing you weren't chugging up one of those mountains when the trailer went off on its own solitary way.
So they negated the charge, but did they cover the items that got wet in their trailer?
Oh you ....... Corporate Bashers :D:p:D
Oh you ....... Corporate Bashers :D:p:D
Isn't that a football team in the Bay area? :confused::p:p
Of course U-Haul has no competition. Not only did the OKC bombing rock the foundations of my state and keep me from seeing my father again but... it put Ryder out of business.
As I recall, 25 years ago U-Haul was a family owned company. There were 3 or 5 brothers that all wanted to be chief, which equated to no one from the top down knowing what was going on. Policies were mandated that made it impossible to operate at the store level.
Then there were the regional managers that like to come in and try to get you fired. There was a central cash drawer for 4 registers and it was against policy to use the secret bypass switch to open the drawer, you had to use the register. One day one of these yahoo's was in my store yelling and bitching that he couldn't get into the cash drawer, how the hell do you get in the cash drawer. He looked at me and asked if I knew how and I said yes, and I'd be happy to show him where the switch was (he already knew ), but that I was not going to open the drawer for him. He shut up after that.
Management took away our petty cash so that we had to rely on corporate for all our supplies, which were generally out of stock or completely unavailable, yet being a service center we were charged with keeping the equipment up and running. How do you do that when you can't get supplies from corporate AND you aren't allowed to utilize local suppliers? We'd get in trouble because we had half our fleet out of commission waiting for this part or whatever. Finally, we just put everything out on the lot and made it look like we had trucks for rent, then when we'd get to the broken vehicles those were "reserved".
But enough of that ... :D