Every once in awhile, we all need a little comic relief. I’m not here to poke fun at anyone because if the tables were turned, there would be plenty of reasons to laugh at myself! However, sometimes I find it really hard to contain a chuckle when I hear the names our customers have called our actuators. If one of these happens to be yours, please feel free to claim its notoriety – you deserve it!
I think it would be best to do a simple countdown:
#5 The PLUNGER
I was pretty certain I moved into sales to steer clear of anything that sounded like it belonged in a toilet. I just … ugh … let’s just move on.
Now, this name doesn’t really bother me too much. Although it really is quite confusing. I’ve seen many thing-a-majigs in my life and none of them look like this. They are usually under the hood of my car making some odd clicking or whistling noise and spewing mass amounts of oil.
You probably already know this as a “tie down”. Makes perfect sense to me. However, I know this as the “knuckle blaster”. It somehow tightens extremely easy but then it becomes the devil in disguise. I push and pull and grip and pinch but it stays jammed. I’ll walk away in anger to come back and on the first try it flies open and blasts my knuckles! (Ouch!)
This just sounds downright fancy! Sorry but this five dollar word would best be used elsewhere.
Listen, I like laundry like the rest of the world… Wait – no one likes laundry! In fact, even the term AGITATES me!
You can call it whatever you want and sometimes you may try your best to stump us. But the cold hard truth is that we’ve heard them all … or have we?