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    1964 and now

    While watching my favorite TV show today I ran across an episode with Robert Duvall in it. The series is (was) Combat! . The episode is called "The Enemy". While Robert Duvall takes Rick Jason around a boobie trapped village defusing the traps (Duvall is a captured German combat engineer) Duvall hurts his hand, forcing Jason to become those hands. Duvall maneuvers Jason to where he's standing on a portable beam scale. The scale, not the box Jason's holding, turns out to be the trap. Duvall says, "We all know Americans' obsession with their weight. They can't pass by a scale without weighing themselves." Well, being a retired scale tech I just cracked up. It reminded me of the time a freight company called us and said their spare shipping scale was broke and they needed to get it fixed asap. I went there and discovered that this old portable beam scale they were using as a spare had actually been the spare receiving scale until they moved it to the shipping department, right next to the office. When the women from the office would go to lunch they would all weigh themselves. Then, they would weigh themselves after lunch. That's when the trouble started. The women began to complain that the scale was adding five pounds to their weight and that management had better either fix it or get it out of here. The shipping supervisor told me, "Can you fix it? We need that scale and I'm afraid I'm going to have a riot on my hands. Those women are pissed." It turned out to be an easy fix, but how ironic, I thought, that all those years in receiving no one ever noticed the problem until the women started using it. And boy were they pissed at that scale. It was so comical. Sound familiar guys?
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    Re: 1964 and now

    I think they gave up caring about what they weigh. And they demand that the rest of us to not care what they weigh....

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    Re: 1964 and now

    Yeah. I've also heard of thermostat at workplaces that had a dummy setting so women could fiddle with it without incurring expense.

    I liked watching Combat. You reminded me of this scale that our local theater had, back in the day, like this example:







    I like coin-operated stuff like that.
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    Re: 1964 and now

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    Yeah. I've also heard of thermostat at workplaces that had a dummy setting so women could fiddle with it without incurring expense.

    I liked watching Combat. You reminded me of this scale that our local theater had, back in the day, like this example:







    I like coin-operated stuff like that.
    LOL women are not that stupid to do it themselves they would ask men to do it . So in the end men were the dummies as usual
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