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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Morning Commute (with Bob) #145 – Waiting (06/20/12)

24:42 – Join Bob LeMent (from Static Radio) rambling on his morning commute into St. Louis, Missouri…

“Waiting” – Repairs, Rascals and Raconteur’s on this idly watching Morning Commute.

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Released June 2012 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by bob at 4:12 am filed in Bob,Jun12  


  1. I’m like, ummm… both. I kinda watch but then I walk away at times… lol 😉 I guarantee you that I’ll be watching everything from now on!!! 😀

    Comment by Carrie Michel — June 20, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Thanks Carrie

    Comment by Bob LeMent — June 21, 2012 @ 5:16 am

  3. I hate the waiting too, dont like anyone coming to my house – i mostly just let them at i as i feel like im disturbing them otherwise but I politley pop in every 10 mins casualy to see if they need a drink or anything… then i just sweat it out till they are

    Comment by eddie — June 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  4. Great answer Eddie, I know where you coming from, I wonder if anyone is totally comfortable with the repair guy around.

    Comment by Bob LeMent — June 22, 2012 @ 4:17 am

  5. i hate the waiting too. It’s hard for people who are concerned with time, i’m always the one that thinks and lives under the motto that if you are not 15 minutes early you are late. I was raised this way and can’t shake it. Sometimes I wish I were more laid back in this respect because it drives me kind of nuts as most other people do not think this way at all. I think this is due to my father being born and raised in Connecticut. Trust me this is not a normal attitude for the south.

    When the repair person arrives I always want them to feel welcome, I offer them something to drink and if they turn it down, I just fix them some water and let them know that it’s there for them. I too am very curious and stay and help or try to help, sometimes I’m able to wonder off for a few minutes, but I can’t keep away, I come back and try and learn as much as possible. I really am interested, although it crosses my mind that maybe they think this is strange. It’s almost like I’m still a curious boy, eager to learn as dad fixes the machine. I wonder to myself if they find it strange to have my full attention. I admire the ones that know their business and do a good job of it. They have my respect. I don’t favor the cranky ones, but I haven’t come across too many of those.

    I watched with true fascination as an older plumber soldered some copper lines that had started to leak under my tub. The open flame, the tin solder, amazing to watch.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — June 22, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

  6. Thanks Chad. I am totally with you, I am always early if at all possible and if I am exactly on time, I feel late. It is a curse, especially when the majority of people you might be working with think that 15 minutes after the appointed time is on time.

    Also I know exactly what you mean about sweating copper pipe, it is an art and when you watch it seems effortless for the plumber, but if you try it yourself, it is really quite difficult to get that same results. “The Art of Plumbing” could be a coffee table book.

    Comment by Bob LeMent — June 25, 2012 @ 4:04 am

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