Better Call-out Measurements
I was hanging drywall recently on a typical noisy job site. A radio was on, saws were running, and lots of people were working. When hanging drywall, I just yell out the measurement to the guy making the cut—for example, “84 and a quarter.” Because I say the measurement kind of fast, I usually have to repeat it. Near a window where I was working, a siding guy on scaffolding was calling out measurements. He would yell “84,” pause, and then yell “one-quarter.” It was like giving two separate measurements. He stated each number clearly, and I seldom heard him repeat a measurement.
Myron Ferguson, Middle Grove, N.Y.