Put This in Your Toolbelt
I'm thinking I'll need to be putting my thinking cap on soon. The budget for our upcoming builds is uber-tight, and I can't afford to make many mistakes. It's more like measure thrice, or pay the price.
Should that price gets too costly, however, and I have to live with the unavoidably visible consequences of an avoidable mistake, I'll have another handy saying in my tool belt. And now, so will you.
Think of it as my Christmas gift to you, dear reader.
A warning, however. Jimmy's adage, which I'll be passing along to you soon, loses all effectiveness if you employ it more than once every other blue moon or so.
Finally, to use this “weapon of mass obstruction” in a kind of verbal pre-emptive strike is against the rules; it's to be used in self-defense only, capiche?
With all that in mind, here’s a fictitious exchange between a client and a furniture maker:
"Um... nuance of process. Nuance of process."
"That's what I thought you said. Looks to me like a coffee mug stain.”
Nuance of process. It’s like a “get out of jail free” card.