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TBP Redux #13- Working for the Man



“Afternoon sir. I’m Gerald, from Templeton Plumbing. You’re having a problem with your cesspool?”

“Thank God you’re here.”

“Yes sir, I’ve got the diver all ready to go. If it’s OK with you, I’ll send him on in to take a look.”



This week’s prompt:

I have a friend who genuinely loves their work as a bookkeeper. I can’t think of anything more tedious. What is it about an occupation or leisurely pastime that others misunderstand? What are assumptions others hold? How are they inaccurate? What would others find a happy surprise about an otherwise dull occupation or pastime?


I decided to rebirth a piece from long ago that somehow seemed apropos in response to this week’s prompt. Hope you like it!

2 thoughts on “TBP Redux #13- Working for the Man

  1. Hop in! The water’s warm! Well, at least he’s in a diving suit.
    It is sort-of like when I have to do some sort of ugly, dirty task. As long as I have on a decent pair of kitchen gloves and Vicks Vapor Rub under my nostrils, I’m actually OK to do it.

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  2. Kind of reminds me of the guy who actually dives in the golf course lakes to retrieve golf balls.
    There’s a job for everyone… just sometimes you have to pay for someone else to do it!

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