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What I Learned This Week – 12/22/13

This week I learned what a stanchion is.

stanchion

noun
1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
verb (used with object)
2. to furnish with stanchions.
3. to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.

–dictionary.reference.com

I always just referred to them as “those rope thingies they have at Cedar Point.” Although I have never been to Cedar Point, but I am pretty confident they use them to corral the patrons there.

Stanchion Photo: allseasonseventrental.com

Stanchion
Photo: allseasonseventrental.com

I also learned that Discount Tire doesn’t know how to inflate a tire properly.

I got new tires about a month ago, just before we got dumped on my snow. I took my car to get an oil change this week at my semi-local GM dealership. My favorite Mr. Goodwrench informed me that one of my tires had 85lbs of air in it. That is over twice the pressure that is supposed to be in it.

I didn’t even think that was possible!

I am very happy it didn’t explode or anything in the last month while I have been driving around like a thousand miles.

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One response »

  1. Phew, it was getting late. I was worried I wouldn’t learn my “something” today. Thanks!

    Reply

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