Best story ever! Indy, please make a thread just for it so others can enjoy it.
Glad you enjoyed it, dusting off another gem from an older post
Originally Posted by Forumpete58
DO NOT BUY IT!!!! I own a Chicago Electric winch and it was the worst investment I've ever made!
Allow me to fill in the gaps. He purchased the winch as a christmas present to himself 2 years ago. His wife was already upset at the money his jeep was costing, so he hid the winch on the top shelf of his closet. Unfortunately he also purchased a nice vintage china set for his wifes christmas present, which he was hiding underneath some clothes on the closet floor. As he was leaving the room to watch some TV he heard a loud crash from the closet. Sure enough, the winch was so heavy it broke the shelf and went crashing on top of the china set, destroying it and breaking off the solenoid of the winch.
Now he was really upset as the china was ruined, and there was no way the manufacturer was going to cover the winch under warranty. He started picking up the pieces, but in his haste and anger he cut himself on a shard of china. The cut was fairly bad and he was bleeding all over, including getting some on his wifes wedding dress that fallen to the floor with the rest of the closets contents. He decided to go to the ER to get some stitches for his bleeding hand.
Once he arrived at the hospital he was still in a foul mood and was not paying attention as he walked down the hallway. He accidentally bumped into someone, but was so self involved he just muttered "stupid winch" under his breath as he walked. Unfortunately the person he bumped into was a biker babe who was there with her big ol' biker boyfriend, who only heard him saying "stupid wench" as he shoved into his girl. So then the biker proceeds to thrash him up and down the hallway, finally shoving him head first into a sharps container where Forumpete58 got stuck by a dirty needle and contracted hepatitus.
I hope this clarifies, but I have to agree the winch was likely the worst investment he ever made.
*I'm not sure why all my stories end up with someone getting a disease...