What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Scott Stevens <sastevens_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Aug 21 22:06:38 2004

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 11:43:35 -0400 (EDT)
William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org> wrote:

> > 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.

Hey, if they had implied in any fashion that I should buy the
screwdriver, I would have. It would have been a failure of ethics if
they'd expected me to buy it and I'd refused. I buy things in there
often enough. They're the only place I know of to buy bulk seed
(measured out by the ounce) for instance.
Received on Sat Aug 21 2004 - 22:06:38 BST

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