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Phobia
03-03-2007, 02:12 AM
So I'm selling a toddler bed to a family from Belton today and they brought a car so I had to disassemble it for them. I run around the back to my shop for an allen wrench and take the bed apart and load it up into their car for them.

Then when I go in search of my Dewalt cordless impact wrench tonight, it's not where I left it in the garage. My first thought is what you're thinking right now. But I like to give people the benefit of a doubt so I search the house, shop, garage, truck, and everywhere else high and low. Yup, the white trash snatched my drill while I wasn't looking. Can you believe that garbage? I don't even have a name on these people. Everything was done via email.

I'm going to have to get VERY creative to get that thing back. Wish me luck.

Guru
03-03-2007, 02:16 AM
I've been there. Had a furnce problem and called out a repairman. I noticed about 3 days later that my brand new compression locking pliers were missing. I had no way to prove that they took it though.

Fruit Ninja
03-03-2007, 02:20 AM
People are always looking to get over. You need to watch out. Even people think are your friends can do stupid shit. had it happen once. Was more disappointed then mad though.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 02:29 AM
I'm especially mad because I went out of my way to accommodate this lady. I even met her offered price, no counter-offer or anything. Then I took the stuff apart and loaded it into her car. She had her teenage punk son with her and probably watched as he snatched it off my shelf during the 90 seconds I was away. Then she looked me in the eye, thanked me, and drove away. What a piece of crap.

KcMizzou
03-03-2007, 02:46 AM
It was probably the same druggie that took Rainman's bike.


All kidding aside... I hope you get it back. Good luck.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:04 AM
I have a cunning plan. I'll tell y'all how it worked.

Guru
03-03-2007, 03:07 AM
Can't wait

luv
03-03-2007, 03:07 AM
I'm guessing a Dewalt is really good/expensive? Sorry to hear it. Can't wait to hear about your plan though. Also to have you find it misplaced later. :p

Baconeater
03-03-2007, 03:08 AM
I have a cunning plan. I'll tell y'all how it worked.
Putting out a bowl of antifreeze?

KcMizzou
03-03-2007, 03:10 AM
Putting out a bowl of antifreeze?That almost always works.

Guru
03-03-2007, 03:10 AM
That almost always works.
Almost?

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:13 AM
I'm guessing a Dewalt is really good/expensive? Sorry to hear it. Can't wait to hear about your plan though. Also to have you find it misplaced later. :p

$300

I would love to discover I have misplaced it. I don't frequently misplace $300 tools that I just used last night though.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:14 AM
Putting out a bowl of antifreeze?
Actually, it's quite cunning but I'm not going to divulge until I experience some success.

ExtremeChief
03-03-2007, 03:15 AM
Did you look in the fridge?

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:18 AM
Did you look in the fridge?

About 4 times tonight.

ExtremeChief
03-03-2007, 03:20 AM
About 4 times tonight.


Ok, just checking.


Maybe they borrowed it to make you a gift since you were kind enought to disassemble the bed for them.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:25 AM
I'm sure that's what it was. I'm just glad it wasn't the Makita sliding miter saw that vanished. I have another impact driver. I don't have another miter saw.

ExtremeChief
03-03-2007, 03:28 AM
I'm sure that's what it was. I'm just glad it wasn't the Makita sliding miter saw that vanished. I have another impact driver. I don't have another miter saw.


You ever do any concrete work? I need to pour a couple of footing walls sometime in my garage, which is partially built like a pole barn.

Smed1065
03-03-2007, 03:32 AM
Sorry to hear that.

I knew you would leave your garage open sooner or later.

I had to recover my fee somehow.


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Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:36 AM
You ever do any concrete work? I need to pour a couple of footing walls sometime in my garage, which is partially built like a pole barn.

I have. It's not my favorite. Most people pour the footings and then put the garage up though. I'm not sure what local code is up there in North Missouri though.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:37 AM
Sorry to hear that.

I knew you would leave your garage open sooner or later.

I had to recover my fee somehow.


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Heh heh. You should have eaten more. ;)

Smed1065
03-03-2007, 03:48 AM
I tried but I did my best. I had two dinners to go to before I arrived (happens when you only visit every five years).

You started a fight actually in my family but I won. :clap:

:shake:

I will be back this year and trying to talk you into cooking for it. Waiting for the schedule before I start begging.

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HMc
03-03-2007, 06:58 AM
Just inform them that you'll be taking the security footage of your garage to the police if they don't return the drill. This'll work unless theyre seasoned thieves who've gotten comfortable with falling foul of the law. Best part is even if you're wrong about it, the woman will probly still think the kid took it.

ExtremeChief
03-03-2007, 07:08 AM
I have. It's not my favorite. Most people pour the footings and then put the garage up though. I'm not sure what local code is up there in North Missouri though.

I wish they had poured a footing before they built it. It's quite a sight. It's a 25 X 25 garage, half of it is stick built, half of it is built like a pole barn. The pole barn half sits directly on the ground. I'm going to turn it into a game room, so I need to have footings done correctly so water doesn't run in. It's a real mess, but it should be cool when I get done. It will have a 14' celing everywhere except where I put in a 6' X 25' loft.

HemiEd
03-03-2007, 07:18 AM
That really sucks Phil, sorry to hear about it.


Have you ever heard the phrase "no good deed goes un-punished?"

Phobia
03-03-2007, 07:34 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA - the DeWalt fairy brought me a gift in the night.

My impact driver was sitting on my dresser where I placed it during a hastened moment before my wife and I left for an appointment yesterday afternoon. Heh. I'm so relieved and I feel so bad pointing the finger.

As the thread title says, sometimes I'm not too bright (plus I've been huffing paint fumes).

HMc
03-03-2007, 07:42 AM
i'll bet it's not the only "impact driver" in that bedroom eh phobes

Skip Towne
03-03-2007, 07:45 AM
That wrench wouldn't have done a thief much good unless he got the charger as well. Couldn't even pawn it. I've done almost 3000 satellite installs and I live in fear something will come up missing after I've been to the house. It hasn't happened though.

ExtremeChief
03-03-2007, 07:45 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA - the DeWalt fairy brought me a gift in the night.

My impact driver was sitting on my dresser where I placed it during a hastened moment before my wife and I left for an appointment yesterday afternoon. Heh. I'm so relieved and I feel so bad pointing the finger.

As the thread title says, sometimes I'm not too bright (plus I've been huffing paint fumes).


Anyone know how to unslash tires??

HMc
03-03-2007, 07:47 AM
That wrench wouldn't have done a thief much good unless he got the charger as well. Couldn't even pawn it. I've done almost 3000 satellite installs and I live in fear something will come up missing after I've been to the house. It hasn't happened though.

Funny how most people have no use for half rolls of RG6 cable

Skip Towne
03-03-2007, 07:53 AM
So what was the cunning plan?

Bowser
03-03-2007, 07:57 AM
What are you going to do with all of those Molotov Cocktails now?

Braincase
03-03-2007, 08:02 AM
Does the DeWalt fairy wear assless chaps and a toolbelt?

BucEyedPea
03-03-2007, 08:02 AM
Oh it happens. I had my expensive $25 scissors stolen by kids.
Recently, my wallet's gone from my purse...so counta ya blessings Mr. Phil.

HMc
03-03-2007, 08:04 AM
i left my car open and someone stole my Lee jeans, a pair of torn camo pants(ghey) and a rackmount tuner (annoying). Thing is i used those jeans more than i use the car

Chief Henry
03-03-2007, 08:05 AM
Bwana has always got some good idea's on getting even with folks.

Phobia, I'm sure glad this Dewalt tool showed up before you did something that you MIGHT have regretted.

Rain Man
03-03-2007, 11:18 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA - the DeWalt fairy brought me a gift in the night.

My impact driver was sitting on my dresser where I placed it during a hastened moment before my wife and I left for an appointment yesterday afternoon. Heh. I'm so relieved and I feel so bad pointing the finger.

As the thread title says, sometimes I'm not too bright (plus I've been huffing paint fumes).

Never, EVER bring an impact driver into the bedroom. It scares the womenfolk.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 11:51 AM
So what was the cunning plan?
Heh. I "met" the woman on craigslist. I know she has a 4 year old granddaughter (who the bed was for). So my plan was to post "free girl clothes in sizes 4T and 5/6 to a needy family" and wait for her response. Then I was planning to deliver the fictional clothes myself and confront them with some equally fictional security video of them fictionally stealing the drill and demand its return or I would take the video to the police.

I don't know how well it would have worked.

Baconeater
03-03-2007, 11:51 AM
Anyone know how to unslash tires??
Or how to unsend a virus-ridden email?

Phobia
03-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Bwana has always got some good idea's on getting even with folks.

Phobia, I'm sure glad this Dewalt tool showed up before you did something that you MIGHT have regretted.
I wouldn't have. I'm not that kind of guy. I've had plenty of people rip me off and the temptation to slash tires and pour sugar into gas tanks is strong but I can't bring myself to do it.

luv
03-03-2007, 12:01 PM
I'm guessing a Dewalt is really good/expensive? Sorry to hear it. Can't wait to hear about your plan though. Also to have you find it misplaced later.
I would love to discover I have misplaced it. I don't frequently misplace $300 tools that I just used last night though.
HAHAHAHAHAHA - the DeWalt fairy brought me a gift in the night.

My impact driver was sitting on my dresser where I placed it during a hastened moment before my wife and I left for an appointment yesterday afternoon. Heh. I'm so relieved and I feel so bad pointing the finger.

As the thread title says, sometimes I'm not too bright (plus I've been huffing paint fumes).
Uh-huh.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:02 PM
It was all your positive karma, Luv. Thank you very much. I owe you a beer.

luv
03-03-2007, 12:05 PM
It was all your positive karma, Luv. Thank you very much. I owe you a beer.
Uh-huh.




:)

keg in kc
03-03-2007, 12:12 PM
Make sure you take the big pink dong off the drill before you use it again.

DaneMcCloud
03-03-2007, 12:14 PM
Oh it happens. I had my expensive $25 scissors stolen by kids.
Recently, my wallet's gone from my purse...so counta ya blessings Mr. Phil.

One of my labs stole $30 dollars out of my wife's purse and wallet last night. I'm guessing by the remains, it was a tasty snack.

L.A. Chieffan
03-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Are people from Belton considered more trashy than other towns in the KC area?

cdcox
03-03-2007, 12:16 PM
I don't know how well it would have worked.

With the missing item on your dresser, I would guess not very well.


Glad to hear it never went missing.

Groves
03-03-2007, 12:17 PM
In the spirit of good will, why don't you offer said impact driver as a giveaway prize on the planet? Maybe the fairy will bring you yet another one.

Why don't you ship it to me just to test the theory.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:25 PM
In the spirit of good will, why don't you offer said impact driver as a giveaway prize on the planet? Maybe the fairy will bring you yet another one.

Why don't you ship it to me just to test the theory.

That's a great idea. I've decided to give it to a randomly selected user...


Skinbra, come on down. You've just won a DeWalt cordless impact driver on ChiefsPlanet Is Right. Congratulations you witty devil.

Bwana
03-03-2007, 12:25 PM
:hmmm:

Sorry to hear that Phil, but at least you have the email address. Odds are, these people are not exactly rocket scientists and you should be able to lure them back to your place with an email explaining how you have another part of the bed you forgot to give them, or something else you "forgot about" that you would like to give to them free. Bonus if you can get the scum bags to give you their address so you can mail it to them. If you can get their address, they are forked. If nothing else, either get a few bags of their garbage and raise hell with their life, Call the power company to have their power, water, gas shut off, max their credit cards out at big bad sex toys dot com, whatever, you get the point. Hell, toss a railroad flare into their car at two in the morning in about six months after they forgot about you.


Good Luck, I know I would do whatever it took to run the bags of crap down if I were in your shoes.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:27 PM
Are people from Belton considered more trashy than other towns in the KC area?

I have no idea. These fine folks have been upgraded from white trash to "people who did not steal my impact driver". I love them.

L.A. Chieffan
03-03-2007, 12:29 PM
I have no idea. These fine folks have been upgraded from white trash to "people who did not steal my impact driver". I love them.
Just wondering what the preception was of Beltonites from others in KC area. My grandparents live pretty close to Belton proper.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:30 PM
I know a few people from Belton. I wouldn't describe them as white trash.

Bwana
03-03-2007, 12:36 PM
Heh! I guess I should have finished reading the thread before posting. :) I'm glad it turned up.

Guru
03-03-2007, 12:36 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA - the DeWalt fairy brought me a gift in the night.

My impact driver was sitting on my dresser where I placed it during a hastened moment before my wife and I left for an appointment yesterday afternoon. Heh. I'm so relieved and I feel so bad pointing the finger.

As the thread title says, sometimes I'm not too bright (plus I've been huffing paint fumes).
Glad you found PHil. Glad you were wrong about them. I was hoping, for you sake, that you were wrong about them.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:37 PM
I just fired off an explanation and apology to the nice lady. My conscience is now clear.

KcMizzou
03-03-2007, 12:53 PM
I just fired off an explanation and apology to the nice lady. My conscience is now clear.You'd already accused them? Ouch.
:doh!:

Phobia
03-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Nah - I hadn't said anything to them. But I wanted to apologize for thinking ill of them anyway. Strange huh?

KcMizzou
03-03-2007, 12:57 PM
Nah - I hadn't said anything to them. But I wanted to apologize for thinking ill of them anyway. Strange huh? A bit, but kinda cool.

Guru
03-03-2007, 01:15 PM
Nah - I hadn't said anything to them. But I wanted to apologize for thinking ill of them anyway. Strange huh?
Actually, I would have done the same thing. Would have eaten me up not apologizing. Even for what they didn't even know.

Demonpenz
03-03-2007, 02:30 PM
pt in a add that you are looking to buy the tool you can even use my name. I get first dibbs to beat the youngan up

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:06 PM
The lady responded back to me and said that she didn't blame me for feeling that way, she would have had a similar reaction so it's all cool. She said her granddaughter loves the bed so I'm feeling good about the whole situation now.

Count Zarth
03-03-2007, 03:10 PM
Dumbass.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:11 PM
Dumbass.

Virgin.

Count Zarth
03-03-2007, 03:12 PM
I can get laid!

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:13 PM
I can get laid!

Maybe if you and your family lived in Arkansas.

kstater
03-03-2007, 03:14 PM
Maybe if you and your family lived in Arkansas.


Don't send him down here.

CoMoChief
03-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Virgin.


ROFL

Count Zarth
03-03-2007, 03:16 PM
That'd be an up for me.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:18 PM
That'd be an up for me.

And a down on your sister.

Count Zarth
03-03-2007, 03:20 PM
Gross.

NewChief
03-03-2007, 03:20 PM
Maybe if you and your family lived in Arkansas.

:cuss:

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:21 PM
:cuss:
Heh. I'm doing a little fishing of my own. What I really meant to type was West Virginia.

keg in kc
03-03-2007, 03:21 PM
The lady responded back to me and said that she didn't blame me for feeling that way, she would have had a similar reaction so it's all cool. She said her granddaughter loves the bed so I'm feeling good about the whole situation now.She wants you.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:22 PM
She wants you.

Who doesn't?

keg in kc
03-03-2007, 03:29 PM
Who doesn't?Are we leaving out those fortunate folks with hearing, visual and sensory disability?

Phobia
03-03-2007, 03:35 PM
I think you're trying to hurt my feelings. You wouldn't do that would you, Kyle?

luv
03-03-2007, 03:37 PM
I think you're trying to hurt my feelings. You wouldn't do that would you, Kyle?
He seems to be in a mood.

keg in kc
03-03-2007, 05:13 PM
I think you're trying to hurt my feelings. You wouldn't do that would you, Kyle?Me? Nooooo.

I'm a nice guy!

Phobia
03-03-2007, 08:22 PM
I'm going to make use of my impact driver right now....

if I can find it.

keg in kc
03-03-2007, 08:25 PM
I'm not touching that one.

Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
03-03-2007, 08:50 PM
I'm going to make use of my impact driver right now....

if I can find it.


Maybe your wife has it? Could be how it ended up in the bedroom?? Make sure you look for her special attachments also!

:p

KcMizzou
03-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Maybe your wife has it? Could be how it ended up in the bedroom?? Make sure you look for her special attachments also!

:pPink's gonna hunt you down and end you.

Valiant
03-03-2007, 09:23 PM
Oh it happens. I had my expensive $25 scissors stolen by kids.
Recently, my wallet's gone from my purse...so counta ya blessings Mr. Phil.


Thats what you get for spending 25dollars on scissors... Seriously... Who does that??

Skip Towne
03-03-2007, 09:25 PM
Thats what you get for spending 25dollars on scissors... Seriously... Who does that??
I wondered that myself.

Phobia
03-03-2007, 09:26 PM
Thats what you get for spending 25dollars on scissors... Seriously... Who does that??

I get all my expensive scissors from the office.