Saturday, February 09, 2013

I Thought It Might Be A Movement

     Heading out to pick up some rental equipment Thursday, I was driving though one of the hardscabble neighborhoods on the East Side when a sparkling-clean medium-sized building caught my attention.  Shiny with red, off-white and dark-blue paint, the name SANDPAPER AMERICA in huge letters was the only marking other than the street number.

     ...It  didn't look like a company logo.*  Sandpapering America seemed like an awfully big job.   Maybe it's some outfit that wants us to be more sensitive to one another?  Or could it be a literal imperative? I've sandpapered a little bit of America myself, if furniture and the occasional interior door count, but that hardly, er, scratches the surface.

     Nope, wrong and wronger: it's a local success story!  Sandpaper America is a local manufacturer of high-quality sanding belts and wheels.  (And I'll leave it to them to explain about the Wolf Head Sander, which is another of those phrases that strikes my mind's ear oddly.   Don't sand that wolf's head, kid, it'll bite ya if you try!)
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* They do have a perfectly good one.  Maybe it's on the front door and I just missed it.

6 comments:

Dave H said...

It's a front for our collectivist would-be overlords. Sandpapering America could be code for removing right-wing splinter groups like the NRA and Boy Scouts.

(I swear I haven't had any cough medicine yet today.)

Ritchie said...

I wonder about the economics of such an endeavor. You would think that Giant Abrasives Corp, otherwise known as Big Grit, would have economy of scale sufficient to salt the ground. Unless they then abused their advantage.

Roberta X said...

You's think so, Ritchie, but Big Grit haven't the *true* grit to wear the competition down. Sandpaper America stands proud, shining like a garnet, their resolve as clear and strong as aluminum oxide, refusing to be smoothed over by abrasive treatment from the big firms.

That wasn't too rough on you, was it? Didn't rub you the wrong way, I hope? Neither too coarse nor excessively fine?

NotClauswitz said...

Big Grit was sold to China years ago and is now just a website with a phone number and flashing GeoCities theme...

Jeffro said...

Movement or Massacree???

Charles Pergiel said...

OMG! It's a whirling ball of death! Run! Run for your lives! We're all gonna die! Gaaahhhhh!