What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sat Aug 21 10:43:35 2004

> I carried one of my SE/30's directly into the (independent, locally
> owned) hardware store last summer in pursuit of a long Torx screwdriver
> to back out those deep screws in the handle hole.
> I ended up settling for the longest handle small flat-blade screwdriver,
> which had a blade width perfect for wedging into the 'torx' screwhead
> hole. I carefully maintained forward pressure while turning the
> screwdriver and was able to back the screws out with no problem. I
> always bag and save those screws on an SE/30 and put in phillips screws
> of the same size.
> The real kick was, I didn't even have to buy the screwdriver. There was
> no visible damage to the screwdriver tip from my careful work, so it
> went back on the shelf.
> It's nice living less than a mile away from that hardware store, with
> it's friendly clerks.

And you don't have any problems with this failure of ethics? Of all of the
hardware stores out there, the "locally, independently owned" ones are the
ones you should be supporting, not abusing. Most of these guys are in
trouble from the chains, and could really use that ten bucks.

Shame on you.

William Donzelli
Received on Sat Aug 21 2004 - 10:43:35 BST

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