On Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:18:55 UTC+13, Emimec wrote:
That made me smile when I first saw it in the local auto store as well. It's
just the same as easy-start back in the UK.
I don't see anything to smile about, making a powerful anaesthetic like
diethyl ether readily available is totally irresponsible.
The might as well advertise it as "The product of first choice for muggers
and rapists - instantly subdue your victim"
Well it certainly subdues my dumper truck when it's minus 8 and the low
compression cylinder is refusing to start, though I think of me as the
victim and Mr Thwaites as the attacker in this instance!
Yes - it's been a long time since the 60's, but some people used to
inhale it for fun back then. As I recall, it was a bit like sniffing
glue, though perhaps a bit healthier.
Chloroform, on the other hand, is somewhat quicker in effect, and quite
a bit nastier health-wise. But it doesn't burn, or spontaneously form
peroxides in air, so it got used for medical anesthesia more than ether did.
Besides which, like most things, you can just buy diethyl ether (or
chloroform, or even uranium) on ebay anyway :)
-- Peter Fairbrother
Yes I know. My wife work for the latter so I'm aware of the setup, but
they still don't stock it.
Screwfix of course is the arm aimed more at the trademen, ie generally
those without a sense of humour bypass.
Or Orange pinnies.
My aim, when I finally get laid off for being too expensive for the desired
quality of work, is to get a job as an old fart with an orange pinnie at B&Q.
Then I can tell all the punters that they should go to a decent shop that
doesn't stock lowest cost crap that doesn't do what they need it to do :-)
So a B&Q is a Home Depot or Lowe's on this side. Got it, what's a
pinnie, ah, pinafore = sleeveless garment worn as apron. Get laid off
with a severance package if at all possible. I much prefer being
retired to fighting the mobs in to work.
You're too late I'm afraid. All the real tool shops have been killed off by
the supermarkets. As I once heard it put "The bitterness of low quality
lasts long after the sweet taste of low price has faded."
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