In my experience people will, at times, steal things that have an oblique meaning to them just to “hang it up” somewhere. It is also possible that someone with a scamp
needed to “acquire” a replacement for one of theirs that was damaged, lost or stolen.
We opened a new municipal pool in 1987. The men who finished the floors in the locker room got too much epoxy and not enough sand in the mix and the floors turned out slippery. Especially for wet, barefooted people. We scheduled a refinishing as a punch list requirement as soon as the pool closed about Labor Day. In the meantime I ordered, received and installed 12 signs, six for each locker room, male and female. I went on vacation. The night we got back my family and I went for a ride with me. I stopped at the pool to see how things had been going for the last 10 days. The pool was closed for the day but the manager and head guard were there. I walked the locker rooms where we had installed the signs and 3M non-skid strips. In the men’s side all signs were in place. In the ladies side every fiberglass sign had been peeled off the walls leaving only the four screws and a little fiberglass tab under the screw. Puzzled, I noted that I’d have to get more signs.
Back to the car my 11 year old daughter was rocking out to a pop song on the radio. I turned the volume down. She protested and said “Dad, don’t turn that down, it’s Jon Bon Jovi with the title
cut off of his new album, “ Slippery when wet”.
went on, the song fell off the charts by the next spring we had a nice non skid floor but I learned a lesson there.
What makes no sense to you might make sense to someone else. Wonder if those girls grew up and straightened out or are they now out there stealing Scamp
rock guards somewhere?
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