[LMB] not quite a haut bubble OT:

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 3 23:42:34 BST 2021

On Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:19:46 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

>"You shovel all the coal that gives
>Our railroad trains their power
>For this your union sees to it
>You get ten bucks an hour.
>So why do people say that you're
>A featherbedding weasel?
>Because you know as well as we
>The whole darn railroad's diesel!"

My mother used to be a typist for the Gas Board.

There was a scandal in her local depot, when an auditor discovered four
men in a storeroom, playing brag around a card table.  They were the
team that was supposed to maintain gas street lights - which they'd not
had for about 30 years.  Technically, they'd done nothing wrong: they
were just awaiting new instructions.

They were discreetly paid off ("early retirement").
"Lord, please make me the kind of person my dog thinks I am."

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