Wake up! You're having another pipedream.
"Let's see now . . . No safety glasses, short sleeved shirt, no fire retardant clothing, carrying unstable load. This sure seems like an accident waiting to happen!" Submitted by Gary Christie
"Hey Bob. We have vibration sensors now." Submitted by Michael A. Rogers; Minnesota
"Quit yer whinin', back in the good old days, we would do that on the top rack, carrying a 36" pipe wrench, in a snow storm - and we were proud of it." Submitted by Bob Vaughn
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Other Submissions"Showboat! Now let's see you walk it backwards!" Submitted by Jim McDow
"The boss wanted Bob to participate in a mass balancing exercise. . . " Submitted by W. Todd Townsend
"This is the final test for all interns." Submitted by Daniel Kinsell
"I don’t think that is what the boss meant when he said you needed to 'start walking the line.'" Submitted by Mervin Archer; Grove, Okla.
"Bob, you can't do a halfpipe, unless it's snowboard." Submitted by J.F. Kemiska
"Teddy Roosevelt didn't mean that when he said 'Carry a big stick.'" Submitted by Bob Beck; Pompton Plains, N.J.
"Worst high-wire act, ever." Submitted by Kirby Hostetler; Barberton, Ohio
"Oh, he walks on the pipe with the greatest of ease. This daring young man is going down like the Exxon Valdez." Submitted by Steve Varga
"Where did you hear that pipe walking was going to be the next Olympic sport?" Submitted by Chip Palmer; Greenville, S.C.
"Wallenda, I know you are the first in your family to get a degree in engineering, but this is not what I meant when I said you needed to walk the lines to learn the process." Submitted by David Debari
"You're kidding me. I refuse to believe that Engineering's answer to our valve accessibility issue is to tight rope across an 8" pipe." Submitted by Joe Franko
"Yeah, I see, Fred, but I don't think management will go for dowsing rods for flow measurement." Submitted by Michael L. Dunn
"I don't care if it the only way to reach the valve . . . Safety says you can't get there from here. " Submitted by Kenneth W. Russell; Alpharetta, Ga.
"Can you really tell what's in the pipe with a divining rod?" Submitted by James Davidson; Saskatoon, SK
"Yes you have wonderful balance, but you still have to wear your fall arrest gear." Submitted by James Davidson; Saskatoon, SK
" I know you think this job is a circus Ralph, but quit clowning around and get down from there." Submitted by Harold Paine
" Bob, I don’t think that is what they meant by ‘having a balanced life’ at the seminar." Submitted by Douglas G. Mancosky; Rome, Ga.
"If you make it all the way to Alaska it’s a new worlds record." Submitted by Rick Staley
" Did I forget to tell you? This pipe has oil spilled on the outside!" Submitted by Regina Navarro
" Bob, this is not how we do a P&ID walkdown. You must wear a safety harness." Submitted by Jerry Gerlich
" It is "Work Life Balance" not Balancing your life at work!" Submitted by Brian Arnes
"I don’t think this is what the doctor meant when he said you needed to reach a balance in your life." Submitted by Robert Andrew
"Mr.Weller Why are you shaking? This is not a tight rope that you are walking." Submitted by Donald Drummond; W. Va.
"What do I put in the report? If he's sleepwalking, he's a somnambulist - but if he's tightrope walking, he's a funambulist. Oh, now I'm confused." Submitted by Rob Falconer; Lakeland, Fla.
"I don't think that's what the boss meant by finding the right balance" Submitted by Nathan Heinz, Cleveland, Ohio