My Two Least Liked Parts Of The Job...

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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The two things I like the least about my job:

1. Cleaning windows... It's bad enough with fresh cleaning solution. But we all know you have to scrub with the most worn out scrubbers in the galaxy so it takes an exuberant amount of force and oh yeah, you don't get fresh cleaning solution. YOU GET BROWN BUG GUT SLUDGE!

2. Sitting anywhere (a rest area in my case) waiting for your clocks to reset so you can drive 1.5 hours to your final stop, so you can drive 1.25 hours home. Time never creeps by SO SLOWLY, as it does in this instance..... oh well, 32 mins to wait. Ps Please no lectures this is satire.

Pps Except the waiting part, that REALLY does suck.

Errol V.'s Comment
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1. Cleaning windows... It's bad enough with fresh cleaning solution. But we all know you have to scrub with the most worn out scrubbers in the galaxy so it takes an exuberant amount of force and oh yeah, you don't get fresh cleaning solution. YOU GET BROWN BUG GUT SLUDGE!

2. Sitting anywhere (a rest area in my case) waiting for your clocks to reset so you can drive 1.5 hours to your final stop, so you can drive 1.25 hours home. Time never creeps by SO SLOWLY, as it does in this instance..... oh well, 32 mins to wait. Ps Please no lectures this is satire.

Pps Except the waiting part, that REALLY does suck.

1. I call the cleaning solution Bug Juice for this reason.

2. You know and I know you could drive the distance easily. But those clocks are set by an agency of the United States Government. And they're here to help.

Yes, satire is only available to those who see the Emperor has no clothes. The Emperor doesn't think it's funny.
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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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1. Cleaning windows... It's bad enough with fresh cleaning solution. But we all know you have to scrub with the most worn out scrubbers in the galaxy so it takes an exuberant amount of force and oh yeah, you don't get fresh cleaning solution. YOU GET BROWN BUG GUT SLUDGE!

I know this was somewhat tongue-in-cheek...on a serious note; what I use to help remove splattered bugs is a small window paint scraper with a retractable razor blade (found at Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc). It cuts right through the "bug-spackle" on the windshield making quick work of the worst splat imaginable. (it does not scratch the windshield)

G-Town's Comment
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forgot to mention, I spray Windex on the glass before using the scraper and hit it again (post-scrape) with the Windex before toweling it off.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Does that help with the nasty, juicy (before they dry) guts?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Just watch Spaceballs, the time will fly by.

PeanutBubbles44!'s Comment
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While waiting for clocks to reset, try cleaning your windshield and applying a wax compound and buffing it off. I find a majority of the larger bugs get deflected before the splat and it is easier to clean while fueling. In the winter ice can not stick to the windshield either. I do that every three to four weeks, plus it counts towards my exercise.

Rayzer's Comment
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Yes, the Windex really works good. I always just shoot about six to seven squirts on my drivers side window (don't really give a crap about the passenger side - whatever the "bug juice" gets off is as good as it gets for it) and let it sit for a few minutes (less when it's hot out as obviously it will evaporate quicker). Also, when I've been through a swarm of those stupid Love Bugs - I swear they are full of cement - I carry Dawn dishwashing liquid and run a line of that across the width of the squeegee and then dunk it in the bucket of water, or whatever they have out for us. That works great and with very little waste of the Dawn.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott O.'s Comment
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I noticed that my windows get a filmy residue when I use windex... I use dawn dish soap. Put some on scrubber and wash away works all the time....

Weatherman's Comment
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I've used the Rain-X in the spray can on my windshield and windows since I started driving. Once every week usually works wonders.

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