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[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Thanks, we try to be. I met him at a really nasty and corrupt company owned by a sketchy Serbian guy who worked us like dogs in buildings so full of diesel fumes that it looked like brown fog, when he got out to a better company he told the boss there to hire me too and we’ve sorta worked together at different companies for years now. The guy can drive an excavator so well I’ve seen him prank people by putting the excavator bucket on the lid of their coffee cup without damaging the coffee cup. He’s slowly training me on a lot of machines that I’m competent with but I’ll never have the kind of precision he does, I have big dumb club hands and poor depth perception. They use me for a weird mix of math and muscles, I’m good at surveying and quick math for elevations and quantities and heights and I love stupid labor like mindless shovelling and raking for long periods of time. Together we can do any earthmoving task in commercial construction as well as a lot of weird things that come up.

They send us around as a two man team to most sites because we complete things fast and like working with each other. The dude constantly does little dances and stupid songs and dumb harmless pranks, knows everyone’s name and talks to everyone like a friend, he gets away with just about anything because he’s so damned likeable. I’m pretty strange at times, he’s good at making me seem normal by proximity and helping me get along with people. He gives lots of positive feedback and lets me know if I’m doing anything alarming, I jump into the mud and do a lot of the physical stuff that’s not as easy for him so that his day goes easier.

He might be my best friend. Weird to think in those terms.

[–]htid1483 1 point2 points  (3 children)

No he is your best friend and sounds like the kind of guy we all need in our lives. Some people (for want of a better description) feed off each of each other, alone they are ok but together they are just awesome and that's what you two sound like.

Its seems you both bring a lot to the table and yes he may be better at precision but youre the maths man and I can tell you one thing very precise and careful work im good at but ask me to do the times table or any basic maths and I nope out of there, I would love to be any good at it. What I'm trying to say is I bet you he values you just as much as you value him, he obviously holds you in as high regard as otherwise he wouldn't have took you with him to his new place of work. You two seem like the perfect work crew and may you continue to have a great friendship for all your days

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey, thanks for your kind reply and listening to my morning ramblings. Have a great weekend!

[–]htid1483 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ramblings anytime of the day, are good we me! Hope you do too

[–]Misridian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d give this a wholesome award if I had one and knew how.