Equipment Confusion

Hey Bob, you order two thingamajigs?

No Dave, I ordered whatchamacallits, just like you said.

Bob! I specifically said I wanted two thingamajigs, and you got whachamacallits!

Sorry, I got confused, they look so much alike.

Alike? They look nothing alike. Thingamajigs are smaller than whatchamacallits and with less color. Like someone else I know.


9 Comments so far

  1. Poormojo (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    I’m a bit unclear what this has to do with San Francisco? Was this overheard somewhere?

  2. Jason (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

    I need to unsubscribe to the sf.metblogs feed until this guy goes back to DC. Later…

  3. Chester (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    Wait…but if you unsubscribe, how will you know he’s gone?

    I got it: you stop reading SF.metblogs and read DC.metblogs until he resurfaces there, meaning the coast will be clear over here.

  4. wayan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

    Kids, this would be equipment in downtown SF, odd & strange equipment that if you weren’t too busy sniping you might wonder about the use of.

  5. Poormojo (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 12:53 am

    Huh. I wasn’t sniping, just curious. I can’t tell what the picture is supposed to be of at all. A caption or an explanation would’ve helped a lot.

  6. wayan (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 7:55 am

    That’s the whole point of the post – I couldn’t tell what the equipment was for either. Do you? Or will it just be “whatchamacallits”?

  7. veronica (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    Jeez! People sure have their undies in a bunch. I don’t see anything wrong with the post; he took an interesting picture in SF, and is essentially opening up the discussion for us to try and figure out what these things are. Lighten up.

    This was more directed to Jason than Poormojo.

  8. Maggie (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 12:21 pm

    Obviously, some west coast folks are not used to Wayan’s posting style…he’s a little out there but he means well. Just need more time to get used to him but hey, he be leaving y’all soon anyway.

  9. steve jackson (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    These are large (well sort of) heat exchangers… many different uses – plastics, rubber molding, heat treating, – any process where you create heat and want to reduce the temperature for reuse of the water…. or I’m full of shit and they are used to make sausage…

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