This is a thread for when you have one of those random thoughts or realisations in life. This happens a lot to me when I am bored at work.
Please add you own so we can all have a ponder as well? Maybe we can answer a few of them and take away the mystery.
A few I've had in the last couple of weeks that might make you think and to get us started.
Today at work I noticed on our milling machine that there is a picture of a Tortoise and a Hare next to the handle which sets the speed. In all the time I have worked in the workshops I've not had to use the miller. I do know how to set them up but it did make me wonder: If I turn the handle towards the tortoise, does that mean that the machine will work slower but is more likely to finish my work and if I turn it towards the Hare then it will work faster but part way through it will take a break part way through and actually be slower overall (please read Aesop's fables if you don't get this)?
One I had on the weekend. After not having anymore sucess, I realised that dating sites have exactly the same problem as meeting a girl in a pub etc. The single ones are usually either complete nut jobs or are really quiet so won't talk to you. You rarely get a reply to a message. IF YOU AREN'T GOING TO AT LEAST ATTEMPT TO TALK TO SOMEONE YOU WILL NEVER FIND SOMEONE! The only difference between a pub and a dating site is that it robs you of £25 a month. Also there are some really optimistic people on them and some people who I could best describe using a phrase that contains the words "barge" and "pole" comes to mind. One girl who did speak to me... Just... WOW! If I explain I will get kicked of TMF... I did find myself being really shallow when using a dating site. I need to meet a girl badly
And one from last week when I was working in the computer suit at work. One woman made a comment that the two giant pipe clamps I had looked like some S&M gear (not sure why, couldn't see it myself). Afterwards while I was redesigning a part so it could be injection moulded it occurred to me that someone, somewhere probably has a CAD file for the "adult stuff" in an Ann Summers store. All my files are labelled things such as 'Handle mount mk3 and 'Pipe duct 11 revision 8' etc. It makes you wonder what their files are called?
While you are at it feel free to have a rant. I feel much better after writing that lot.
Stay tuned. More to come from the strange mind of MJWJ...