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  • The Funnest Job You Ever Had

    Mine was "between jobs".

    I've never been out of work, but I have been "between jobs".

    Once, when I was young, I got a job at a Farm Implement company putting together big combines and harvesters and farm equipment.

    My first day on the job, I showed up on time, and the boss told me he had to make a delivery, and I should just "hang out" til he got back.
    He told me to sweep the floor and straighten up, and when he got back, I'd be helping him unload a combine off a truck, and we'd put it together.

    I figured I'd get a head start, so I noticed an overhead crane that would reach the 40' trailer. I got it unstrapped, all the pieces laid out on the shop floor, and started assembling them. It was fun - BIG heavy steel pieces, gigantic nuts and bolts, hydraulic cylinders, using that big overhead crane to move things around....

    When he came back, I had the thing half assembled, and he was quite amazed. Only one hydraulic piston was installed backward, but he had me building farm equipment for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, he only paid $5.50 an hour (back in the late 70's), but boosted me immediately to $7/hr.

    It was REALLY fun, but I couldn't afford to work there any more.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    Mom!

    Best job, and funnest, I ever had!
    Last edited by mossrose; 07-14-2020, 04:35 PM.


    Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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    • #3
      Mime, Burlesque in drag, and stand up comedian.
      Last edited by shunyadragon; 07-14-2020, 08:01 AM.
      Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
      Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
      But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

      go with the flow the river knows . . .

      Frank

      I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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      • #4
        I ran a projector at a local dollar movie theater.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          I can't say any jobs were "fun" but each had parts that I liked doing. I have always liked my jobs, but they were always "work"

          If I could afford to retire today I would, even though I enjoy my current job. I can think of more enjoyable ways of spending my time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
            Mime, Burlesque in drag, and stand up comedian.
            THAT was funny just reading it!
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              Mine was "between jobs".

              I've never been out of work, but I have been "between jobs".
              Neat, one job on the right and one job on the left. Does it keep you busy?
              Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
              Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
              But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

              go with the flow the river knows . . .

              Frank

              I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                THAT was funny just reading it!
                . . . published humorous poetry


                Cat Tongue Rag

                Damn! Cat hair’s a bear!
                Cat hair! Cat hair! Cat hair!
                Cat hair everywhere!
                My coat, black suit and chair!

                Rollers and brush.
                Roller here, brush there.
                Damp cloth or vacuum.
                Vacuum clogged and still more hair.

                Extreme measures brought to bear,
                Cut-stitch, cut-stitch, and cut-stitch again.
                Maybe ten or twenty to take the hair.
                Snip stitch, snip, stitch, and snip, stitch again.

                Damn! Cat hair’s a bear!
                Clip- stitch, Clip-stitch, and clip-stitch again!
                It will take a hundred to bring to bear.
                Yep! One hundred cat tongues in a square.

                Cat tongue rag removed the hair.
                Off with all the cat hair.
                Coat, black suit and chair.
                Gag! Gag! Hair balls everywhere.

                After d’tongues, its details

                Frank Doonan
                Last edited by shunyadragon; 07-14-2020, 02:14 PM.
                Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                go with the flow the river knows . . .

                Frank

                I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                  . . . published humorous poetry


                  Cat Tongue Rag

                  Damn! Cat hair’s a bear!
                  Cat hair! Cat hair! Cat hair!
                  Cat hair everywhere!
                  My coat, black suit and chair!

                  Rollers and brush.
                  Roller here, brush there.
                  Damp cloth or vacuum.
                  Vacuum clogged and still more hair.

                  Extreme measures brought to bear,
                  Cut-stitch, cut-stitch, and cut-stitch again.
                  Maybe ten or twenty to take the hair.
                  Snip stitch, snip, stitch, and snip, stitch again.

                  Damn! Cat hair’s a bear!
                  Clip- stitch, Clip-stitch, and clip-stitch again!
                  It will take a hundred to bring to bear.
                  Yep! One hundred cat tongues in a square.

                  Cat tongue rag removed the hair.
                  Off with all the cat hair.
                  Coat, black suit and chair.
                  Gag! Gag! Hair balls everywhere.

                  After d’tongues, its details

                  Frank Doonan
                  OK, from now on I need to be nice to you.

                  Even though I hate cats.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
                    Neat, one job on the right and one job on the left. Does it keep you busy?
                    Laughing --- it did in college! I carried 17 hours, and worked THREE jobs, so, yeah, it durn near killed me.
                    (only did that for a total of 3 semesters)
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      OK, from now on I need to be nice to you.

                      Even though I hate cats.
                      Snip! Snip!
                      Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                      Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                      But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                      go with the flow the river knows . . .

                      Frank

                      I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

                      Comment

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