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Professional....Amateur #65838
05/13/06 06:23 PM
05/13/06 06:23 PM
Tiger  Offline OP
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
Anyone have a know author & date for a quote something like this?...

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional....try hiring an amateur".


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Re: Professional....Amateur #65839
05/13/06 06:38 PM
05/13/06 06:38 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
According to this site Red Adair the Oil well fireman.

“If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Re: Professional....Amateur #65840
05/13/06 07:26 PM
05/13/06 07:26 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
My uncle Ted swallowed mallets in a circus!

Really? Was he a professional?

No, he was an 'Ammerchewer!

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Re: Professional....Amateur #65841
05/13/06 08:00 PM
05/13/06 08:00 PM
briselec  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 141
Brisbane, Australia
Alan, did you just make that up?

Re: Professional....Amateur #65842
05/13/06 08:35 PM
05/13/06 08:35 PM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
Alan... You're a punny guy...

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Professional....Amateur #65843
05/14/06 09:22 PM
05/14/06 09:22 PM
Larry Fine  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
It's also on my website , and was on the older version , too.

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 05-14-2006).]

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
Re: Professional....Amateur #65844
05/14/06 10:12 PM
05/14/06 10:12 PM
Jps1006  Offline
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 615
Northern IL
Who is Red Adair?

Re: Professional....Amateur #65845
05/14/06 10:38 PM
05/14/06 10:38 PM
mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
the original john wayne.

do a search on him. pretty incredible man.

Re: Professional....Amateur #65846
05/14/06 10:40 PM
05/14/06 10:40 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
Red Adair invented the process of putting out oil well fires. He is the guy who put those fires out in Kuwiat. It was supposed to take years, he did it in a couple months.

Greg Fretwell
Re: Professional....Amateur #65847
05/14/06 11:26 PM
05/14/06 11:26 PM
The Watt Doctor  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 435
Mont Belvieu, TX
As a kid I had always heard about Red Adair because I'm from Houston. My dad had a boat at the same marina that Mr. Adair had his boat. The man is a legend. One day I'm heading home after twisting wires all day. I was running about 70 down IH-10, and a red Lincoln rolls past me. I look to the left, and it was Red Adair. I sped up, and caught him running about 85. I felt like it was an honor just to be on the same freeway as he. I stayed with him, and just glanced at him from time to time. He looked over and I waved at him, and he waved back. Anyhow, that was my only Red Adair story. Go rent the movie "Hellfighters".

The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX
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