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- Apr 5, 2019
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- Central Texas
That’s a new one to meAs a kid I got a part time job working on a mink ranch during whelping season. Us kids were hired to catch the pups so they could get inoculated. The dangerous part was getting past momma mink who was extremely violent and pizzed. We were provided leather gloves that extended almost to the armpit and given explicit instruction to ALWAYS grab momma by both the front and back end. NEVER just the back end. First kid up grabs momma by just the back end and promptly has a 3 plus pound furry snake trying to eat him through his armpit. Oh the blood and laughter that ensued! I was up next and apparently damn fast cause I never got bit. Plenty of fleas and mink pizz though.
I was never Leo but my great grandfather was on the sheriff's office and when they done away with the slap jacks, I think they were called, he griped alot. The black leather that had a lead object on the end of a spring. He said one pop was all you needed.Taking nightsticks away from the police was the dumbest policy change I saw in my career.
I was never Leo but my great grandfather was on the sheriff's office and when they done away with the slap jacks, I think they were called, he griped alot. The black leather that had a lead object on the end of a spring. He said one pop was all you needed.
I have seen a few dead men crushed between a 90ft drill string on a offshore rig.I spent many years working in all parts of the Oklahoma oilfield. It wouldn't take me long to come up with a dozen dead men that I knew personally (crushing, burning, fall from heights, accidental pressure releases, etc.) and another 50 with missing parts. It turns out an arm is worth $50k to an insurance company. The closest I came to biting the dust was standing at the wellhead under a double/triple drilling rig. They had just TD and we were spotting some acid down the backside. Just then the 30ton elevator snapped loose and dropped an entire string of drill collar downhole nearly snapping the rig in two, which would have killed us all. That one gave me gray hair.