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Posted on Monday, February 14, 2000 - 8:02 am:   

For Valentine's Day Today I would take:

(1) A BIG Box of chocolates
(2) LOTS of red roses and wild flowers
(3) Several selections from The Victoria's Secret catalog for all of the Ladies who have already been invited by the other adjusters.


Don't forget the most important people in your life today; your WIFE or GIRLFRIEND or BOTH.

Remember, LOVE is ALL there really IS.
Russ Lott
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 8:20 pm:   

Dave, you are welcome in my hooch any time. And most of the time you won't need a map to get there. Just follow the well beaten path in the sand of the deserted island sand. Somebody bring TP the coconut husks are getting pretty rough.
R.D. Hood
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 4:54 pm:   

In answer to your reply, you are correct , the GPS represents Global Positioning Satalite array.

Again you are correct in that there are many of them in continous orbit around mother Earth. And YES every boat, power or sail, aircraft, and others have access to this system.

My particular reference was to the DeLorme GPS system that most of us use here in the USA. That system , presently does not have mapping for areas outside the US, not even Canada, or I would have used it last year, while there for 4 months.

Also, we are talking about a deserted island, and with all of the help that Jim and Russ bring along, who has time to look at a MAP.
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 3:00 pm:   

R.D. if my knowledge recalls properly... does not GPS systems gain their knowledge from satalites... Global Positioning Systems ? I beleive they link with either 11 0r maybe 7 satilites to caculate positions. If they only work in the USA then I suspect every sailboat that uses them to cross blue water is in more trouble than realize
Jim Flynt
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 1:05 pm:   

Oh, and one last thing, I would invite Russ Lott along to brew and pour the beers!
Jim Flynt
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 1:03 pm:   

Well since Dave tells me that there is no power, no phones, no need for GPS, I also assume there are no roads, and no need for adjuster equipment, I would bring along the following:

(1) A big bag of books as well
(2) A nice hammock
(3) All the new members of the latest CADO Newbee insurance class: Heather Locklear, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Anniston, Helen Hunt, Brittany Spears, Julia Roberts, Pamela Anderson, the blonde that Russ Lott mentioned, my present girlfriend to assist and chaperone, and of course Roy Cupps to help with the teaching duites; after all, this is an exceptional class for one teacher. They might be too much for one teacher to handle.
R.D. Hood
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 9:59 am:   

Well if its a deserted island, with no way to communicate, the GPS would be left at home because De Lorme does not work anyplace but the USA. (to my knowledge).

No elec or phone, so no need for a computer or cell phone.

I guess i would have to look at it as a well deserved vacation, so heres my vote:
1)a bag of books,
2)a wonderful wife and
3)a survival knife.(has fishing line, compass,light,matches,etc.)

Oh, one more thing, when will I be called for this assignment, Im available till 4/1/2000. Thanks
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 1:16 am:   

1. my tape measure
2. a reasonable supply of a spiritous beverage
3. a nubile translate/guide of the oppsoite sex
Cat Guy
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 8:08 pm:   

Hey Ghost, Didn't you know that you are a licensed adjuster by birthright in The Lone Star State.
Attention Texas DMV: Isn't it time to change the message on your license plates to well, you know
"the Adjuster State" I realize of course this may not be good for the moral of ex-adjusters in "the license plate factories" We don't want to remind them of their former lives now do we.

***Hey just kiddin' fellas! No need to slash my tires in the parking lot tonite-although I do try to park as far away from those Texas guys as possible. I hate having to empty all those empty beer cans out of the bed of my truck. Not to mention the "piddle" on my tires....
Russ Lott
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 7:38 pm:   

Good post guys, my compliment would include

1. Tape measure
2. A certain blonde
3. Beer

The essentials for any Storm Trooper.
Hang in there guys the pipeline will fill up pretty quickly now.
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2000 - 10:24 pm:   

Because Ghost, they lost their jobs as bagboys and trash collectors?
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2000 - 9:46 pm:   

Good post, catguy.
And while we are on that desert island, let's ponder the eternal verities of why there seem to be more cat adjusters from Texas per capita than from any other state. I mean just look around the parking lot at the next storm at all those white trucks with Lone Star flags on the license plates.
Why is that?
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2000 - 8:32 pm:   

OK people, some of us are working right now and some of us are still waiting for a nice winter CAT
So let's lighten it up a little.


You are sent to a CAT on a deserted island and you can only bring 3 things with you. What will you bring? My top three items are:

1. GPS system. If I am going to get anywhere effectively I will need my old friend Mr. DeLorme to get me from start to finish. It's just amazing that those little orbs in space know where we are at every minute of the day. George Orwell was right; Big Brother is watching us!

2. Stanley 35' tape measure. "Don't leave home without it" That extra 5' makes a difference
(size does matter) These babies are available at your local "Wally World" nationwide.

3. Four Wheel Drive vehicle. Can you really call yourself a CAT adjuster if you don't have one?
I understand if you want to disguise yourself as a "staff boy" and drive a Taurus, but don't come cryin' to me when your stuck in a snow bank in BFE. White IS the official color of CAT folk everywhere but please feel free to express yourself freely here.

Well, that's my list and please consider this a somewhat tongue in cheek posting but with just a smal; dash of reality...

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