|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 6:35 pm: |
Where to start ??? Ghost - Calm down man, I don't hold it against you for not being born in Texas. Not everyone can be so lucky. Glad to have you anyway. Storm - Maybe the guy was in a bind and forgot where he was or the bush needed watering, Who knows but it does not represent all of us.
Storm Pro - Those pointed boot - did you look at the bottoms, may have been his golf shoes also.
The hat is for time of great need, no bushes. And the snakeskin boots add style to the meeting.
D. Crockett- I hope you ment the higher grades are the ones who can't spell. All the higher grades learn is computor programing so they can go to work for TI. Just kidding. Ghostbuster - If you look at the total population of our great state and the area we cover, you'll find that we need to spread our influence of staying power out to the rest of the country. After all, living in Texas is hard because of all our lovely women and when we go help out the other states in times of need we remember what's waiting at home. After all, We had a song made for us. In It there is a verse that goes "God Bless Texas", He did. Really though, With the number of cut backs over the years and the knowledge that sits around wasteing away, we had to do something. Our west in the oil field, many a smart person has been cut because of one reason or another so what industry is open for work, Insurance. We all have to have it to protect ourselves from major loses and where there is a demand for personal people will move there. Remember back when the were basically invaded by the folks from up north when jobs went to nothing. The oil field was going hot and fast now, it's just getting by but has had a lot of highly educated people cut lose by the major oil companies. These people have to make a living somewhere so they go where their is a potential for income, the insurance industry. Its like starting over but with people with smarts and it takes time to switch into the mode of adjusting or selling insurance. Study, take test and get started. Many of the people that I went to adjuster school with were involved in the oil industry, farming and even ranching. Got to work somewhere and put the knowledge learned over time to good use. Some make it, some don't. Some turn out to be good, some turn out to be not so good. Time has a way of resolving this. Those that make it turn out to be great, Like Jim Flynt, very knowledgeable and willing to share his experiences from days past. When Jim and the other long time experienced adjusters findly turn in their ladders and tapes for the easy chair, lets hope that there are TEXANS there to keep the fires going. After all this yak, it really boils down to this. We need jobs to support our families and like the company. Great folks - adjusters.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 5:54 pm: |
Yes maam, where ever are our manners? Oh do please accept our most humble and heartfelt apologies for this dreadful slight to all those sensitive sensibilities of the wonderful and dainty, delicate flowers of Texas femininity. For whom the sun doth rise in a glorius manner over the Sabine Pass and calmly set oer the Hills of El Paso! For lest we forget, tho we place you on a gilded pedastile, we must never peek up your skirts without being invited to do so in the first place! May the Deity, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the beauty salon of your choice bless you, one and all.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 2:39 pm: |
You "good old boys" are acting as if there aren't any adjusters of a more feminine nature in Texas. Born, raised, well educated and hope to be buried between the Red River and the Rio Grande. I'm not 80 but I hope when I'm 80, I can still climb a roof. See well enough to not cloud my "insight", and still read policies well enough to debate the coverages with you. Ever check your family tree to see where you came from and why???? You might get enlightened. Some of us have those belt buckles because we won them.
|Gale Hawkins |
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 2:14 pm: |
Could it be because it has hurricanes, tornadoes and major hail and is a real whopper in size? The gene pool may be deeper when it comes to traits needed in adjusting. After living Texas while in college it was clear there is some differences that are hard to explain otherwise. The women seem to have a real can do spirit as well. I remember one time that an 80 year old woman landed her plane in Abilene because she smelled smoke. Come to find out she was off of a ranch and had not flown for some time and a bird had built a nest in the engine compartment. Yes she should have checked out the plane better but the point is how many 80 year old women do you know would jump in a single engine plane to go anywhere.
The lazy and faint of heart just did not find Texas that desirable of a territory in the early days. Before some wants to counter that they went to Texas because of the like of smarts you may want to rethink that because it also took a lot of wit to live long enough to contribute to the gene pool. As many of you have read recently it can be dangerous to when one sees things others do not quite yet have in focus yet. Where would the adjusting industry be today if a few had not braved those elements and the arrows to pave the way so the industry would have Texas to supply so many adjusters? I know we have more users form Texas than any other state.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 12:23 pm: |
Guts, Guys, Guys...
Lets try it one more time. It is and was not my intention to stir up a hornets nest of jibs and catcalls! I would like to hear the WHYS as to the over proportion of Texas Storm troopers in our industry. This time with feeling and introspection...
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 10:37 am: |
I had to go and measure, and my belt buckle is only 8". But I have never had a complaint.
It's not the size of your belt buckle but how you all use it
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 10:06 am: |
Gotta love them Texas boys!
Just a few questions though.
How do you guys walk on a 10/12 roof with those pointy boots?
Does the cowboy hat act as a parachute if you fall off of one?
Is it politicly correct to wear snakeskin boots to the carriers's storm meetings?
Just wondering :)
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 8:06 am: |
The main reason is there are so many Texas adjusters is that in the schools down there, they identify potential adjusters early in the education process, ie, the first grade and then encourage them by not passing them on up to higher grades. They are the ones who can't spell.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 1:18 am: |
Ghost,Now! Now! Lets be nice.
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 1:10 am: |
Excuse me Vince, only Davy Crockett came from Tenn., Jim Bowie came from Ky.(born there). thru Mo. on his travels to(Texas) way to the Alamo. WOW! Now I'm impressed!
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 1:06 am: |
I don't wear a 10" belt buckle or knit pants.I weigh 185 lbs with a 34" waist and work very hard for whom every I am working for.You how ever sound like a person that wishs you were from TX.Not all TX adjusters are born and raised in TX so maybe you should watch your big mouth.
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 11:54 pm: |
I was working a CAT in VA last summer and the hotel we were staying at was crammed full of adjusters. I recall one Texas adjuster who was staying on a first floor room (all of the rooms opened to the outside)who assembled all of his files outside of his door on the pavement. He would crouch down and lay out all his paperwork on the ground all the while smoking a butt and drinking beer. This was not the full extent of his "outdoor" working habits as he also relieved himself in the bushes right outside his room. I guess he hadn't figured out what that little room next to his bed was for.
This story is true!
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 10:28 pm: |
By george.. us Texans need to add one more quote
of wit and wisdom:
"Get your facts first......then you can distort them as much as you please."
Rudyard Kipling, From Sea to Shining Sea
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 10:00 pm: |
Remember the Alamo!!!! If I remember correctly Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett came from Tennesee. So do us hill people account for any of that great Texas Insight?
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 9:54 pm: |
The clothing industry needs all of the Texas adjusters they can get. What else would they do with all of those 70's double knit pants. They all buy the same waist size and position them underneath those beer bellies as best they can. Oh, and don't forget those 10" diameter buckles that go with the "personalized" belt they wear.
It is also amazing that they all got in the business at the same time - 30 years ago. Do they not realize that their western attire does not make them a cowboy any more than my Green Bay Packer jersey makes me a pro football player. The difference is, I wouldn't show up at a storm in my Packer jersey. I say "God Bless 'Um", 'cause they just make the rest of us look more professional in the eyes of Staff personnel.
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 9:00 pm: |
All kidding aside,I would very much appreciate your opinions/perspectives/history on the phenomenom of just WHY there are more storm adjusters per capita from Texas than from other states. I have pondered this for the past two decades and have heard a variety of responses. Please favor us with yours. Even you 'church mice' that never respond to this forum are welcome. I would like to hear from you. Thanx.
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2000 - 8:03 pm: |
Ah to be in Texas were the roads run straight and you can see for miles, nothing to see but you can see it a long ways away. We should appreciate our Texas adjusters, heaven knows the're enough of them
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 11:23 pm: |
Well, actually, if they were dumped in the Red River, they would just wind up in Roy Cupps backyard and his wife might not like that. Nope, Oklahoma is as good a place as any.
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 10:05 pm: |
I think in the middle of the Red River would be better, Then he can decide which way to go. North to Native America and maybe get a hair cut OR come on down into Texas an live the good life of a FLAT LANDER. Remember, If God had wanted us to Ski in Texas, He would have given us more than one mountain and the snow to go with it.
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 9:59 pm: |
Hay oldtimer, You seem to forget, WE grow the stuff in West Texas, Take out what we want and send the remains on the the northeast and east. If you want to learn about hail - I mean HAIL drop by West Texas after one of our GOOD Thunder and Hail storms brews up. It's a sight for an adjusters eyes.
Watch the ^((%&^and wipe - there might be a mechanic nearby
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 9:57 pm: |
I'z a-starting to worry about you. Has the halfs-ziemers begun to cook your brain? I don't get your last entry. Or could it be up there in your neck of the woods your Maple leaf stew has gone bad? In Texas, we are always glad to 'hep' poor afflicted souls by parking them in a moldy trailer park above the Red River in Oklahoma!
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 9:25 pm: |
Is there anything funnier then a Texas flat land hail adjuster in hill country?
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 9:03 pm: |
Wouldn't that be TexASS in that case?
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2000 - 8:30 pm: |
Texas???..........HMMMMMMMMM..........Wipe and a flush!!
|Scott A. Wiens|
|Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2000 - 2:16 pm: |
Texas Adjusters !!! Oh, how dear to our heart they are. Sometimes I think that half of our users (DDS) are Texas adjusters. I was doing storm support in Philadelphia for one of our clients on Hurricane Floyd and I swear that 75% of the guys that sat in my DDS software training classes were from Texas. The other DDS guys said the same. I am not a native Texan ..... but I got her as soon as I could.
Hail the Lone Star State.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 9:34 pm: |
Oldtimer - You better hope that those 200 Texans at the bottom of the sea don't get thirsty. You might be able to adrive to the islands if they do!
Just kidding you know. We would need some help from our friends in Oklahoma.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 8:04 pm: |
What do you call 200 Texas adjusters at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 7:46 pm: |
Being a Texas adjuster is a good thing....we like reflective thought.A talented author once wrote:
" When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable
people who I know.. that have gone to a better world.. ...I am moved to lead a different life."
Puddenhead Wilson's Calander
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 7:46 pm: |
In reality Texas Adjusters know HAIL & Wind better than many of the people up north...I'm up the Commonwealth of Virginia at the moment and these Adjusters here do not have a clue what HAIL DAMAGE
is...many files are being reopened and bought as a result of the firast second and third reinspection being performed by "SHOE SALESMEN", there are some real storms in Texas, come on down and we will show you how to put on your HAIL GLASSES!
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 12:37 pm: |
OK fine, lets do it.
I can get a job crabbing in Alaska...
Who needs this business anyway.
It will make life easier for the IA companies as well.
Now they can pay everyone in cases of beer
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 11:41 am: |
Who would do the CLEAN UP if there weren't any NON-TEXAS adjusters?
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 11:03 am: |
Banning Non-Texas adjusters??? No, that will never do! Why, without Non-Texas adjusters, we would be unable to learn the civilized social graces. We wouldn't have the opportunity to enhance our mythical Lone Star image. And besides, I get a real kick from seeing regional diiferences twixt adjusters from other states interact with each other. For example, a siphon hose in Iowa is called a Nebraska credit card. And, vice versa. Nope, pardners, we do need Non-Texas adjusters if for no other rational than the pure entertainment factor of it all.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - 12:05 am: |
Roy - I understood that " The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away" The Gov. Taketh but never giveth. Now you are in a position to Giveth and Taketh away. My My My
Made you look to!
Have a great day and SMILE
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 11:26 pm: |
IF YOU WANNA WORK FOR FARMERS YOU BETTER BE LICENSEDIN THE STATE WHERE THE LOSS OCCURRED, MIGHT AS WELL BE BANNED...LOL
|Roy Cupps |
|Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 - 10:46 pm: |
Made you look.
I'm a full time Cat Adjuster and guess what, I'm from Texas, born and raised in the great state. So what, you may say. Well I also happen to be the creater (not to be confused with the creator) and webmaster of Cat Adjuster Dot Org, CADO. I giveth and I can taketh away.
Just kidding people. Have a great day.