April 22, 2020

It's Just Like Christmas

No really. We are fully into Christmas levels of volume at my work. I personally lifted between 8,000 and 10,000 parcels today. Also, I have developed an intense hatred for Nordic Tracks and "Gaming Chairs".

Of course, I'm not dealing with anything like the hell that the ICU staff in hospitals are confronting on a daily basis, and I am not working in customer service and all the abuse that entails right now. More importantly, unlike many right now, I'm still employed. And, realistically, if work were a pleasant place to go to, they would charge admission.  However, I do have two kidney stones, a sprained ankle, every muscle hurts and I'm exhausted. 

I've got to get Spliff-Girl of the front page, so, here is a video that, while only tangentially related to the subject at hand, does have the benefit of being refreshingly devoid of any pretensions of respectability. 

Music: Shake It by SISTAR. Animation by Natsumi Chan. Support her on Patreon. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:09 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 "Also, I have developed an intense hatred for Nordic Tracs and "Gaming Chairs". "
I feel your pain (in 1/500th amount or so.)  I bought a couple of Maingear chairs last year, but I got them at the local Micro Center & took 'em home & assembled them myself.  Woof.

Posted by: Rick C at Wed Apr 22 15:38:13 2020 (Iwkd4)

2 My current chair is a gaming one.  The instructions recommend having two people to assemble it.  I managed it solo, but it took me a few days... yes, days.  The instructions also say to put the seat on the cylinder before you put the back on, and that was terribly terribly mistaken. . Top tip: if you DO follow the instructions, put the back on with the seat in a doorway.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Apr 22 17:53:06 2020 (cTMj+)

3 My Maingear was pretty easily assembleable by a single person with average strength, but I've bought cheaper ones from places like Office Depot that were a lot more like Wonderduck describes.

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Apr 23 08:23:31 2020 (Iwkd4)

4 When I was doing furniture assembly, I could do an office chair in 5-10 minutes. A lot of it involved getting all the screws started before fully tightening any of them.
As for NordicTrac, they made a lot of different fitness products and sold them through Sears. About half of them were DOA when I got there to assemble them. The electronics are not very robust, and the build quality was awful (Weld spatter all over, sharp edges, alignment issues, etc.)

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Apr 26 05:27:56 2020 (Ix1l6)

5 "getting all the screws started before fully tightening any of them"

Everyone should be taught this before being allowed to graduate from kindergarten. The world would be a better place.


Posted by: J Greely at Sun Apr 26 10:34:51 2020 (ZlYZd)

6 Furniture is starting to come with those instructions lately.  I bought a Eureka gaming desk in September and it said that on every step where it was relevant.  Same for a TV stand I got around the same time.

Posted by: Rick C at Mon Apr 27 08:21:52 2020 (Iwkd4)

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