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    At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the
    word "service." "The act of doing things for other people."
    Then I heard the terms:
    Internal Revenue Service
    Postal Service
    Telephone Service
    Civil Service
    City/County Public Service
    Customer Service
    Service Stations
    And I became confused about the word "service." This is not what I
    >thought "service" meant.

    Then today, I overheard two farmers talking and one of them mentioned
    that he was having a bull over to "service" a few of his cows.
    SHAZAM! It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those
    "service" agencies are doing to us.

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    The word service originates from the Latin word “servus” meaning slave. While contemplating your list, I realized I feel like a slave to them.

    So this would mean if I were to be serviced by my wife, I will be her slave. Hey, that sounds about right too.

    If screwing people is the modern definition of service. Then I know a few contractors who are giving world-class service.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    Can we all say "Amen" for the last two posts.....
    What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?

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    Post My Hat Off to Webster

    All about service and more! Goodness, there are a zillion definitions for the term "service"!

    3 to make or keep fit for service, as by inspecting, adjusting, repairing, refueling, etc.

    10 installation, maintenance, repairs, etc., provided by a dealer or manufacturer to purchasers of equipment

    Personally, I feel comfortable with the aforementioned definitions not to discredit any other.

    All enjoy their day!

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    This thread has made me horny. I'll be back after I run a service call.

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    Originally posted by midhvac
    This thread has made me horny. I'll be back after I run a service call.
    Made me tired. All I do all week is service my customers.

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    That's too funny.

    Sometimes it feels like customers are serviceing me .
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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