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Lessons from a Screw

 
 
Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 12:28 pm
You can call it a screw and call it a bolt, but they still have the same purpose; they bond two surfaces together.

Though they are forged at the same metal factory, they come out with different uses but the same goal, to find a mate… the bolt finds a nut and the screw finds some wood. Sometimes a screw is used as a bolt and sometimes a bolt is used as a screw but often with undesirable results.

A bolt can bond with a nut and be screwed and unscrewed many times and still fasten tight every time.
Likewise a screw can be screwed into wood and unscrewed and serve the same purpose. But try and screw a bolt into wood and you will not get a tight bond at all. Or screw a screw into a nut and it may hold but not for the long haul if any stress is exerted upon the bond.

I liken the lessons from a screw to that of hetero and homosexual marriage. Both devices bond things together and are appropriate for their own unique purpose.

The nuts and the wood both co-join to that of the bolt and screw… But it is the wood and the nut that hold the screw and bolt firmly in place.

A bolt and screw can be interchanged but not for a lasting bond...

A large enough screw can support the weight of a whole structure.

And a bolt can sometimes be brittle and sheer off under too much pressure.

Love is love and a bond is a bond and we all come from our maker with our own unique purpose and use in life.

With each successive turn we draw our own substance closer to that which we adhere to. And often bonds are for life and we cannot question why a screw is not a bolt for we are all threaded differently, and these threads make up our own unique purpose.

Who is to say which allegory is which? For the bolts can be gay or straight?

Likewise the screws can be gay or straight...

Still, nothing deters them from finding their purpose or they end up in some junk drawer rusting away...

All we can do is bond to the thing that we were forged to bond to.

…and hold on for dear life!

TC
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 12:59 pm
@TheCobbler,
I have never seen a screw that isn't straight.

TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 12:59 pm
In general, screws are much more plentiful than bolts... and screws can screw into most anything but a bolt must find precisely the right nut... Smile
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:00 pm
@maxdancona,
It is those tapered threads you have to watch out for. Smile

Some screws are certainly bent... Smile
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:01 pm
The "nuts" don't fare too well in this metaphor. All they can do is wait and look pretty until a bold comes around.

(At least they have the right to vote.)
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:04 pm
@TheCobbler,
Over here screw is a slang term for a prison officer. It dates back to Victorian times when they had to do physical labour in order t9 get fed. One device used was a wheel that had to be turned a certain amount of rotations. The device could be made harder or easier to push by operating a mechanism. The mechanism was operated by a screw carried around by prison officers, hence the name.

Six foot two, dressed in blue, who could it be but a ******* screw?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:22 pm
@izzythepush,
That was my first thought. That the rye or pumpernickel of this thread would be about prison officers and lessons learned.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:23 pm
@Sturgis,
So it’s the same over there as well? I wasn’t sure and it’s always best not to assume.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:31 pm
@izzythepush,
Yep.
And in Australia too (watched Wentworth and other Australian programs).

Comedy abounds in this thread, a few posts back. Cobbler mentioned a "bent screw". Those are the most dangerous ones behind the metal bars!
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 01:50 pm
Upon reading this title, I thought the OP would be about a singularly instructive sexual encounter.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 02:06 pm
@Sturgis,
We used to watch that backin the day. The screw called Vinegar Tits looks just like the wicked stepmother in Disney’s Cinderella.

Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 02:15 pm
@izzythepush,
Those were fun times! Poor Vera Bennet (Vinegar Tits) always mocked by Bea Smith and the other inmates.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 03:00 pm
@Sturgis,
It was on at the same time the pubs shut. That’s when I saw it, I didn’t watch it religiously just when I’d been down the pub.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:10 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Over here screw is a slang term for a prison officer. It dates back to Victorian times when they had to do physical labour in order t9 get fed. One device used was a wheel that had to be turned a certain amount of rotations. The device could be made harder or easier to push by operating a mechanism. The mechanism was operated by a screw carried around by prison officers, hence the name.

Six foot two, dressed in blue, who could it be but a ******* screw?


The same term is used for prison officers...and my first thought at seeing the title was using that definition of "screw."

Imagine my surprise.

Definitely one of the more clever threads I've seen here.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:11 am
@TheCobbler,
TheCobbler wrote:


You can call it a screw and call it a bolt, but they still have the same purpose; they bond two surfaces together.

Though they are forged at the same metal factory, they come out with different uses but the same goal, to find a mate… the bolt finds a nut and the screw finds some wood. Sometimes a screw is used as a bolt and sometimes a bolt is used as a screw but often with undesirable results.

A bolt can bond with a nut and be screwed and unscrewed many times and still fasten tight every time.
Likewise a screw can be screwed into wood and unscrewed and serve the same purpose. But try and screw a bolt into wood and you will not get a tight bond at all. Or screw a screw into a nut and it may hold but not for the long haul if any stress is exerted upon the bond.

I liken the lessons from a screw to that of hetero and homosexual marriage. Both devices bond things together and are appropriate for their own unique purpose.

The nuts and the wood both co-join to that of the bolt and screw… But it is the wood and the nut that hold the screw and bolt firmly in place.

A bolt and screw can be interchanged but not for a lasting bond...

A large enough screw can support the weight of a whole structure.

And a bolt can sometimes be brittle and sheer off under too much pressure.

Love is love and a bond is a bond and we all come from our maker with our own unique purpose and use in life.

With each successive turn we draw our own substance closer to that which we adhere to. And often bonds are for life and we cannot question why a screw is not a bolt for we are all threaded differently, and these threads make up our own unique purpose.

Who is to say which allegory is which? For the bolts can be gay or straight?

Likewise the screws can be gay or straight...

Still, nothing deters them from finding their purpose or they end up in some junk drawer rusting away...

All we can do is bond to the thing that we were forged to bond to.

…and hold on for dear life!

TC
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Wow...I am inpressed.

IMPRESSED!

Great thread...way above average in being unique.

Thanks for it.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2020 12:26 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Thank you Frank, your compliment is very appreciated indeed! 💝
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