And I Had to Wonder …
We usually have a copy of USGlass
at work. I just read Lyle Hill’s column,
And I had to Wonder” from the April
017 issue. I was wearing both of my
shoes and I wanted to point out that
not only would I not walk around an
airplane without shoes, I would never, Obnoxious got what he deserved and hour) switched all the breakfast, do not
ever go barefoot in a restroom—espe- obviously didn’t know with whom he disturb and shoe shine instruction la-
cially on a bumpy and jiggly airplane, was dealing.
if you know what I mean. In fact, the
ﬁrst thing I thought of was going to the
restrooms in Japan.My wife is Japanese
and I have spent lots of time there. As
bels on attendees’ hotel door knobs.
I had always considered Lyle merely
Standard Aluminum an acolyte of Damon Runyan, but now
Blairsville, Ga. I see that he can continue to expand
his range—James Joyce did so when
you know,the Japanese take their shoes Dear USG,
he reﬂected the streets of Dublin into
I really enjoyed Lyle Hill’s column in the opacity of Finnegan’s Wake.You can
off when entering their homes, tradi-
tional restaurants and many public the April issue—noting that he has cut do it!
places. But, outside the door of all re- loose the surly bonds of contract glaz-
strooms you will ﬁnd an assortment ing and entered the ﬁeld of philosophy
and varying sizes of house slippers— and retribution. The loafer manipula-
because no one ever goes into the re- tion reminds me obliquely of a glazing
Artistry in Glass Inc.
My feeling is that Mr. Smelly and nile sales rep (after an exuberant happy
conference in Los Angeles where a juve- Dear USG,
I am the ofﬁce manager at a window
installation company, and read USGlass
magazine every month. I just read Lyle
Hill’s article “And I Had To Wonder...”
from theApril 2017 issue.I really enjoyed
the story on the obnoxious lawyer and I
especially loved the end. Great story and
Big Glass Logistics
I just ﬁnished reading the ar-
ticle, “Moves that Matter” in the
March USGlass. Great read! It re-
ally shines a different light on the
logistics that go into the shipping
And I had to wonder ... how to
brighten up an ordinary work day with
this amusing story!
and installation of jumbo glass
after the glass is manufactured.
So much has been previously
Thermal Quality Window and Door
discussed about the manufacturing of the glass itself, it was nice to see a
different educational approach taken on the subject. For those who didn’t
know why large glass is so expensive, now they do—custom shipping con-
tainers, specialty equipment, renting out warehouses, etc. A lot goes into
getting that glass on site and installed.
This was much appreciated.
I always knew Lyle Hill was a man
after my own heart. His article in the
April issue was very well written, keep-
ing me in suspense all the way. I hope
he put the shoe on the back porch.
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | June 2017