Freezing in the dark
Steamboat is going to love this story. I was 1 of 3 aces to hire on at theSmurfit Stone Container Corp mill in Vernon California as maintainence mechanics.Jim Cox was the most gifted Millwrights/mechanic I ever met! One ofthe two paper machines was shut down. Being the 3 most recent hires, wewere offered positions in production ahead of production workers. I wasthe only one to decline the offer.Jim and my other friend Tom took bottom wrung production jobs. At the papermill, there resided a family of feral cats, headed by the Matriarch Butthead.For some reason, electricians are queer for cats. Since they worked rotatingshifts, the feral cats were eating out of their hands. Jim, a fat-assed tattooed bearded biker went into the electrical shop fora break. He sat on a shop stool across from a long work bench and beganchatting with the shift electrician. Butthead jumped up on the workbenchand stared at Jim. At some point, Jim asked what is up with the cat?The electrician replled "You are in his chair."Butthead and Jim are no longer with us, and someday I hope to rebuildhis scooter if I am ever healthy enough start working on it again
Get well Mr Jones and build that bloody scooter.
Post a Comment