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  1. #1
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    Apr 2008
    Butte Montana which is 1/2 way between Purgatory and Heaven

    True Story

    A true story – I just wanted to share this with my “woodworking family”.
    I was offered a job at a small Fiberglass manufacturing plant that made an antenna for the Doplar System for aircraft. I met my contact in the morning at the main office, and he asked the receptionist to give me an application. She immediately told him that they were not hiring. He again requested that he wanted her to give me an application, and she said that she was told not to give any applications because they weren’t hiring.

    Well he insisted and she gave me the application. He excused himself and said he would see me in about 30 minutes and talk to me about the job. He returned about 15 minutes later and said that there had been a major problem at one of their other facilities and he would have to leave and he would contact me later in the week to reschedule the interview.

    A week later I again met him at the plant and we went into the reception area and he asked the receptionist for my application. She informed him that she threw it away! He asked why, and she said she was told that they were not hiring.

    Well I completed another application, and was hired. Forty-five days later that receptionist and I were married. This all happened 50 years ago. She has mellowed to a certain extent, but if you tell not to do something she’ll not do it. (unless she really wants to)

    Jiggs Elphison

  2. #2
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    What a unique and cool story Jiggs, CONGRATS on the 50 years

  3. #3
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I guess that's one way to get the receptionist on your side

    Congratulations on a job well done...
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    congrats Mr and Mrs Jiggs..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Congrats and a nice story to boot.

  6. #6
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That's an awesome story Jiggs! Congrats to You and the Mrs...

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  7. #7
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Wonderful heart warming story. Congrats
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Good Girl there Jiggs
    A Turn N Time
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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  9. #9
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    neat story jiggs and hey did you see the free advertising we gave you in the tour thread at dons
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  10. #10
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Congratulations to the both of you. That is a major milestone and you are to commended for sticking to your guns. Sounds like you had a great teacher in your sweetie!

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