someone with common sense he won't last long?

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someone with common sense he won't last long?

Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Wife told me of a report about floods today. Apparently someone (employed on a high salary to do nothing practical) had said they could not fill sandbags quick enough, so some army chap(not so highly paid, but obviously more practical) said why not use traffic cones as a funnel.
Now traffic cones have a real practical use when they are not being stored on motorways.
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Postby Geno6309 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:42 pm

The traffic cone technique is standard practice for people standing knee deep in flood water. Things like that arent usually thought of by people knee deep in air conditioned carpet. Years ago we used the cones as funnels when the Kansas river was flooding our shop on the Santa Fe in Argentine Kansas.

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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:03 pm

If he had that much common sense he would live on a hill not a flood plain.

Cones also work for refuelling too :wink:
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