So, today, I was doing a bit of cutting with a chainsaw. Somewhere, somehow, I misplaced one of the nuts that hold the bar onto the saw in the grass while changing a chain. (apparently, the nut departed this universe, as I combed the grass and even went over the area with a magnet….?) Not a big deal, I have a spare…..
So, when I was done, on my trip into town, I stopped at the Stihl dealer and picked up 2 extras, so that when I misplace one again, I would be prepared…
And there, as I live and breathe, I saw him. Dude had a more or less brand new 14 inch Stihl chainsaw and not one, not two, but THREE chains. Complaining that “none of them cut worth a damn and only made smoke”.
Dude at the counter looked at him, then at me, then ran his finger over the chain.
“It’s on backwards” he said. Both of us tried not to laugh.
Harry the whining homeowner looked at the chain.
Looked at the other chains. I stepped up and felt ’em….still sharp as factory new, just discolored from heat from friction.
“Here, let me show you” Counter Dude says.
Harry the whining homeowner just picked up his saw and chains and walked out.
How can anyone be so stupid?