Texas Historical Documents

Oil Patch Wisdom

"Never hire a man who wears a straw hat and rolls his own cigarettes.; He'll either be rolling a cigarette or chasing his hat."

"He can weld up anything from the crack of dawn to a broken heart."

"That stuff is so heavy that when you carry it you make tracks in cement."

"I'm not saying he's stupid, but he's the kind of guy who would try to carry gasoline in a Styrofoam cup." (12/12/01)

"The tool pusher was so pin-headed, that he could wear a 2" bull plug for a hard hat" (03/24/07)

"Always ride in the middle of a crowded pick-up, you never have to open the gates, and you have control of the radio!"; (02/25/09)

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