Posted by Donna MacMeans Aug 26 2016, 4:07 pm
AND the answer is…. Which so many of you correctly guessed…
I can rip a phone book in half.
Yes. It’s true. I learned while I worked for Proctor and Gamble at their Winton Hill campus in Cincinnati back in the 70s. I was young, single, slim with long blonde hair. P&G was on a movement to put women in traditionally male positions, so they put me on the shipping/receiving dock in the Administrative building. Not much freight moves in and out of an Administrative building – just magazines for the library (which I confisicated sometimes before adding to the mail cart. Advertising Age was my favorite.) and pastries sent to the other buildings (the dock was right next to the kitchen. Every morning I’d find a fresh pastry on my desk. That job had perks!) And every year, we’d get a shipment of new telephone books which we’d trade out for the old telephone books.
One of the maintenance guys taught me how to rip a phone book in half and I had lots of practice material on hand. We set up a scene for the guy that drove the laundry truck (we had test labs for laundry – you bring in your dirty laundry and P&G would wash it with their test detergents). When his truck backed up, I’d boss the guys around. He hopped onto the dock. “Don’t let her tell you what to do!” he protested. Bob, the shy guy, said, “Oh, we don’t mess with Donna.” On cue, I’d pick up a telephone book and rip that baby in half. The laundry guy’s mouth dropped open. LOL.
The folks at the book con are requesting a how to be posted to You Tube. So watch for that. First, I have to find a phone book!
Meanwhile, the winner of this month’s post is DEBORAH MEREDITH!
Deb – can you send your contact info to me at DMacWeb@wowway.com and I’ll get that right out.
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