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    The Spoon

    The Spoon For all of you who frequent restaurants and understand the need for the Service to be faster, this short story is a timeless lesson on how Consultants can make a difference to an organization. Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant and noticed that The waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It Seemed a little strange. When another waiter brought our water, I noticed he also had a spoon in His shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their Pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, 'Why the spoon?' 'Well', he explained, 'the restaurant's owners hired Andersen Consulting To revamp all our processes. After several months of analysis, they Concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It Represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per Hour If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of Trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.' As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it With his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time! I go to the kitchen, Instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.' I was impressed. I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of The waiter's fly. Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string Hanging from their flies. So before he walked off, I asked the waiter, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?' 'Oh, certainly!' Then he lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also Found out that we can save time in the restroom. By tying this string to The tip of you know what, we can pull it out without touching it and Eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the Restroom by 76.39 percent. I asked 'After you get it out, how do you put it back?' 'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the others, but I use the Spoon.'.
  2. Nifty bit of work .I used to put tracked 360° excavators up and over the side of low loaders in a similar fashion to save the driver dropping the trailer .
  3. Thanks guys :) Yes I've seen that website Paul very interesting and clever guy. I like Bulle clocks too and have had a few in the past , I think it's the Eureka clocks that are the hardest to find and most valuable. ....a trio of Bulles from my sold items file I've had a few of the large 4 glass ones also with marble top and base .
  4. Just finished restoring this and thought you might like to see it. A 1930's French ATO (Leon Hatot) large size electro-mechanical wall clock , black laquered wooden case and silvered bronze dial. Has a red pointer in the hole and one on the pendulum so you can see that it's working ok. This is quite a rare model that I've never had before and measures 14 1/2" square.
  5. Somebody probably hacked his account , those watches are totally alien to anything else he has for sale or has sold, and notice they were both bought within 2 minutes of being listed . My account was hacked yesterday and whoever it was had listed five seperate identical auctions for top of the range golf clubs on a $75 BIN . I dad to go through all the rigmarole of changing my ebay , Paypal and email passwords :taz:
  6. Try an auction room Paul - either a local one or if it's a very good clock try one of the major Auction Houses , then if it's a good one all those dealers will be fighting over it.
  7. Something like this perhaps? Works for me. Nicked net pic. Oh yeah , the chrome vents were on the back wings weren't they :lol: ....... that's old age for ya. That's looking good , especially the wheels - a modern take on the RS alloys :thumbsup: ......... needs chrome bumpers though.
  8. Yep needs to look more retro like the Americans have done with the.. Ford Mustang Dodge Challenger R/T pics nicked off the net ! I think it would sell like hot cakes if they gave it some Mk1 Capri styling cues , those chome finned vents on the front wings, bonnet bulge from the 3.0 litre and as Jon says chrome rostyles - but maybe with a modern twist in a 20" size .
  9. If you're at your PC when the auction ends do it yourself........ have the item open in two windows side by side , keep refreshing the left hand window to show the time remaining . When it get's down to around 1 minute hit the 'Place Bid' button in the right hand window , then keep refreshing LH until it gets down to 10 seconds then countdown in your head to 5 seconds and hit the 'Confirm Bid' button on RH . Always works for me :ph34r:
  10. Hi All, Thought you might like to see a few pics of this deco clock I've just got back from a service. It's a biggun at almost a foot across the base and the first clock I've seen from this period with a see-thru back !. Has a good quality Swiss 8 day movement with Geneva stripes and engine turning but I've been unable to identify the maker , it's not in Bestfit . Ron Anybody recognise the movement ?.
  11. Hi Larry , Neatsfoot Oil is very good for restoring the flexibilty to old leather but it will darken it slightly ....... "Neatsfoot oil is a yellow oil rendered and purified from the feet (but not the hooves) and shin bones of cattle. It remains liquid down to a low temperature, and is used as a conditioning, softening and preservative agent for leather. In the 18th century, it was also used medically as a topical application for dry scaly skin conditions." :bad: Wiki - Neatsfoot Oil ......... or as chris said , Boiled Linseed Oil . Ron
  12. Here you go Vince ......... Deliverance Quote about the banjo boy from IMDB , "At the age of 16, this boy from Rabun County, Georgia, was the only "authentic" local to play the role of The Banjo Boy in John Boorman's disturbing hit movie Deliverance (1972). He was hand-picked from his local elementary school, largely due to his "look" (his large head, skinny body, odd-shaped eyes and moronic grin had sadly branded him a poster-child for inbreeding and mental deficiency)." :ph34r: :eek: City Slickers
  13. It's usually where the laquer discolours Larry , you can take a chance and try and clean it off but if the printing underneath is water based ink you'll lose that too. I've done three in the past with mixed results , two of them cleaned off fine but the third one had Antimagnetic printed in red around the top edge of the sub seconds dial and that came off - it didn't touch the numbers or dial name though. I use a cotton bud with Cream of Tartare mixed to a runny paste with warm water , rinse it often under a runnng tap so you can see what's happening. Nice looking watch , are the lugs articulated ? . Ron
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