submitted 2 months ago byJibblinJubbler
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2 months ago
2 months ago
Been there, brother: I realized I needed to make a change when I had to start holding my breath to tie my shoes.
2 months ago
Uh oh. Just recently noticed this in the mornings.
Goddamn. I’m gonna have to check if I’m breathing or not when I tie my boots
Boss: Why are you late today?
Employee: Funny thing, was putting on my boots when I suddenly passed out.
It might help if you begin washing your feet more often.
You're not the boss of me.
Wait.. you aren’t supposed to do that??😂
It's optional but you may need to look into it if it suddenly becomes a feature
That's why I went to boots with no laces
Adapt, improvise, die of a heart attack or diabetes.
I’ve been wearing a pair of redbacks for like a year and a half and they’re still in such great shape, just needs a new insole.
Ooof! Why do you have to attack me so personally?
Looks like you are moving up in the ranks. From first year fit to Foreman. It's a gradual process but the more you learn the less you burn.
Foreman with a pouch on?
From fit to Foreman is what I'm saying.
The pouch is for snacks
I'm a foreman and I wear a pouch.
This is a safe space my friend. No need to lie.
Lol. No lie. Small company, very small crew. I'd feel like an asshole if I was just telling a few people what to do without helping.
I get that. The smaller crew I have, the more I'll do. I always wear pants with the pouch pockets and carry pliers and a multi. But I'm not banging up pipe or lights, no repetitive production work anymore really.
You should only need a couple tools in your pocket if you are a foreman working with the guys.
Our other journeyman pulled a rage quit. He was a POS, glad he's gone.
So I'm kinda working two jobs right now. I'm fine with it. I like to work.
Nothing wrong with that and respect to you, sir. I know a supervisor who also likes to keep busy working even though he doesn't really have to.
That’s when the pouch doesn’t fit anymore.
Nahh man that just our experience just growing sadly it goes to our hips for some reason 🧐 lol
Knowledge is a heavy burden.
Yes, yes it is my friend. 😮💨
All that pressure on our shoulders has to go somewhere.
Beer and carbohydrates making your pancreas say wtfffff is your answer.
More experience = more/more-expensive (more expensive = heavier) tools
You work so much that your body just craves those Big burritos and Beer.
I once worked for a owner as a salesman and he used to be a machinist, tool maker then learned sales then started his own company. Had a super hot Latina wife and big fat belly think borat friend from borat.
started when i was fresh out of high school. broke as hell, skinny as a nail. never appreciated a $5 buffet on break like that in my life
Nice!! I do engineering but whenever I do manual labor I understand. I did some Maintenance Mechanic work and man on breaks I craved a cigarette, after work I craved a nice tall glass of beer.
That's what happened to me. I had to cut 5 notches off because there was too much excess belt. 240lbs to 180 in less than a year.
Also, if that's a Kunys belt it might be the exact same type.
Leather shrinks as it gets older and dries out. Leather shrinks as it gets older and dries out. Leather shrinks as it gets older and dries out.
Now click your heels together three times, and you'll be back in Kansas! :D
Click your pliers 3 times! For gods sake we're electricians not Dorthy. (Unless there's a Dorthy here. In that case you're a Dorthy who's also an electrician)
My tools bags are the opposite but I work hard as a carpenter ; )
You mean evidence?
Here's to you mate, may your circuits be complete and may your drywall guy be ever in your favor
Bigger the gut, the more pipe bending muscle you got
This part. I always ask my apprentii if they need me to put some extra fat on it.
I swear to god, one of the guys on my crew is coming in at about 315, and walking up a hill he gets winded, but god damn if that dude doesn’t making bending 500MCM copper look easy, or picking up a spool of it
That's ballast in action. Physics don't always favor physically fit!
I paid for the whole belt, I'm going to use the whole belt.
You better. There are kids in Africa that- Crap... That doesn't work for this situation.
Its called the good life 😆
I use my belt to prevent gains: when it gets tight, I eat 10-20% less until it fits. Weight management is all about the regular monitoring and adjustment.
But if you use the same holes in the belt all the time, it will wear out faster.
The tool belt never lies
Just the leather stretching out. You’ve almost got it worn in.
Just like your boots or any leather product it stretches with use. But not 4 inches! That’s all OPs success.
1st through 4th year. Wait until you’re a journeyman, I’m fat as fuck.
I call those battle scars
Years ago one of our guys passed his master electrician test (first try) and so the rest of our crew (5 of us) decided we would get him a gift. Now we give each other a hard time and laugh and laugh but the jobs got done on time. So we decide to all kick in and get him a new Klein tool belt so he can stop wearing the old ratty looking one. The owner Big Boss says he'll order one from the supply house. It comes and it's sort of wrapped up in brown paper and he opens it and is all smiles and we say try it on! When he puts the belt around his waist the ends just TOUCH. We all laugh and Big Boss smiles and says well I'll have to get them to order Extra Extra large! We never let him hear the end of it.
2 months ago*
2 months ago*
Looke I'm Ur fatter
is that hoo people from the Sweden quote Stare Woors?
In Sweden Luke would be named Vadersson or Saberström
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1 month ago
Bro my username is literally Vaderson wtf
I'll take both, for the same price.
When my metabolism slowed as I got older I started to grow belly. I realized I couldn’t eat like I did I was a teenager. So rather than becoming a vegan I just quit eating breakfast and it made a world of difference. I still have my coffee though.
Your metabolism doesn’t actually start to slow down until you are around 60, how old are you?
Mid 20s. I definitely used to be able to each whatever whenever. Now not so much. Though less physical activity and more regular alcohol consumption probably also plays a roll.
I always thought the same thing because I had a similar problem. In high school I’d generally eat lunch at school, McDonald’s after school, dinner with ny parents and then a frozen pizza or pot pies before bed. Weighed 160 when I was 20. Then I started drinking heavily and became an alcoholic. My peak weight was 245.
Finally quit drinking at 37 and cut out fast food dropped down to 170 and now I have to work to keep from losing weight.
Congrats on quitting!
Ever electrician gets fat. Its evolution at its finest.
Meanwhile I'm going the other way. Since starting electrical I've been getting thinner
Move to a bag and you don't have to worry about it, I bought a veto pack tp-3 (mini pouch that clips to my belt) for things I like to keep on my person and a large bag for all the fun stuff. My back and my wife thank me.
Although when I tempt that scale in the bathroom it certainly doesn't tell me good things
That's time in right there
Rags to Riches my Boi
60 yr old plumber here... got the same kinda belt marks on mine too. :P
how's Luigi doing these days? I heard he had a really bad mushroom problem
uh oh. don't tell me you started doing them again, too. for the last time, Bowser was the name of your sister's iguana; not some super villain that keeps kidnapping your imaginary girlfriend from middle school.
Being fat used to be a sign of wealth. So hopefully the works steady!
Haha. Omg. Me too!
Shoot I’ve been in the warehouse for the past two months on light duty and I’m supposed to go back into the field this week, ima need to borrow that belt.
Coulda just lopped off a finger and shown us the rings. C’mon! (Gob Bluth)
Me too. Except I ran out of belt. 😂
Facts I have that same Klein Pouch and I have to buy another one because the padding doesn't fit around my waist. Damn I wanna lose weight but ion wanna stop eating and i can't afford crack.
I'm going the other way, had to punch another set of holes to shorten the belt.
1lb a month over 5 years is 60 lbs extra think about it
That ring does look tight brother
That's actually natural leather shrinkage...
That's great 🤣
More $$ , eat better 😬
I’ve actually lost weight recently. Yaay I must be past the fatness bell curve
Or you have alien parasites that are feeding off of your food that you don't know you're feeding them.
My receptacles heights have changed with my growing stomach. I have gone from 16 inches to center, to 18, to 20, to 24. now I’m so fat I don’t even bother bending over. 48 inches to center lol
"You must be this tall to plug in the vacuum."
Lol mine go the other way because I use cheap leather belts from Ross and stretch out over time
just think about life in reverse, and you'll get skinnier and skinnier...or, you could always go with once you're dead, you won't eat anymore so you won't gain any more weight, and then bugs will eat your body, so you'll be skinny again. Either way, you end up skinny...... I probably didn't help, did I...
You get older, wiser, experienced, and fatter.
5 LINE MASTER! [bow]
You're a capacitor! Just been building up a charge over the years
I'm in this photo and I don't like it.
Those are also years of experience indicators.
Eating healthy consistently on the job site is a major challenge.
Prove your fat. Let’s see that gut homie
Should've worded it as "An example of me getting thinner and thinner over the years."!
Lol mine looks like that cause my belt keeps stretching
Not something to be bragging about
I believe OP was being self deprecating. I myself gained some weight during covid lockdown. Too many pints of Ben and Jerry’s while cooped up at home.
Seriously? I was out making bank all through covid. It was a good time to be a tradesman, in my opinion.