Wednesday, July 2, 2008

MacGyver Moment

So the receptionist asked if I could log the mail in today b/c she was having car issues. Of course I said yes, there's a $20 in it for me when I do. :) So the mail was really late today. I went downstairs about 3 times, waiting for the mailperson to finish loading it up into the boxes. Finally, I went into the mailroom b/c it sounded like she was finishing up. Turns out, the key that locks up one of the sets of boxes was stuck in the lock. There were 3 of us trying to get it out. Finally I asked, "Do either of you have a pencil?" The one office worker said, "Oh, because of the lead?" Ok, most of us DO know they don't use lead in regular run of the mill pencils these days right? "No", I said. "Graphite is a lubricant. If we can get a little bit of the graphite in the lock, it might help." So the mailperson happens to have one in the truck. The office person kinda smirkingly asks "Well how are you going to get it in?" I say, "I am just going to try and grind the point into where the lock meets the key." So I go ahead and do it. Blow on it a little, getting the little bits into the lock and then try again. Presto! Key out of lock, all it well in the mailroom.

As I was writing this, I realized that some of it sounded vaguely dirty. I hope I didn't offend anyone.

14 comments:

gaining some lb's said...

You go girl....

McGyver cant hold a candle to you!

peace
#2

Brian in Mpls said...

I am actually turned on right now

Cherlyn said...

Haha nice one!

Queen Mommy said...

Der, graphite is a lubricant, everyone knows that.

Well maybe after you said it I knew it. You're my hero.

scargosun said...

Brian - b/c of the dirtiness or b/c of my MacGyverness?

BS5 Blogger said...

Top skills! Couldn't see anything filthy in it though; maybe I lack imagination!

Mama Dawg said...

So cool! We have a tube of graphite at home but I never thought of using a pencil in a pinch.

Alaina said...

You so rocked it! Way to go girl. :-)

Shelby said...

Offend? Us? No way.

Good thinking girl! Knew you had it in ya.

Note to self: keep you around for any sort of survival test, etc.

Robin said...

WooHoo! Go Lady MacGyver! I didn't notice it sounded dirty but afterwards re-read it and got a great laugh..Thanks!! :-)

Los said...

Wow - I had no idea graphite was a lubricant ... what will they think of next????

AFRo said...

I, for one, am totally offended. How dare you mention getting it in and grinding in the same paragraph? My. Goodness.

Jen said...

that is awesome that you knew that I am so impressed

Kathy said...

So impressive! How would anyone know this?! I'll have to file that away under "stuff I'll probably never need, but is really cool to know."