Saturday, February 6, 2010

Poof.....ssssssss.....headache gone

Just a short note that my head is now back to normal and grateful for all the nice comments on the shootout.  I will swing by, if I get a chance, and see some I might have missed.

And, as I expected, some of you knew (Kerry and J9 ) peoplehole covers, as manhole covers are now called since we have become politically correct and women have succeeded through years of struggle to be allowed to work in sewers...

BUTLER:  "Not funny, Mark.  You are really going to get in trouble for that politically-charged tidbit of ironic sarcasm." 

...uh, sorry...

Anyhow, yes, sewer covers are round because it is the only shape that cannot accidentally slip into the hole.   I suppose it didn't take more than two or three accidents like that before people realized it was really really important to avoid having to rescue square covers from muck. 

I think I'd better quit while I'm ahead.

BUTLER:  "You think you're ahead?"

Reminds me of one of my grandfather's favorite jokes when I was a little kid and we were in the car.  He'd say, "Hey!  What's that in the road?  A head?"

For years I was too young to get it.   One day, I got the pun and answered.  "What's that in the road behind?" 

Bagman and Butler both give me long serious looks.  I think I'll just go start on my taxes. 

8 comments:

  1. You gotta love it Mark! Your humour just makes my day!

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  2. Wow, Mark, I sure am glad your head got back in shape. I was worried about that. You know I am so glad I am too old to be a sewer worker person, I don't know what to do. Gotta love the sewer worker person though.
    QMM

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  3. Taxes. Now there's an incipient headache.

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  4. Bet your grandfather gave you a long serious look too - like a 'who am I dealing with here?' kind of look. I'm avoiding commenting on on peopleholes and circles ... Are you caught in the big storm?

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  5. I'm glad to see your head is back to normal. That roundhead thing was oddly disturbing.

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  6. I don't get it.... need more coffee. I have seen the covers blow up into the air though... if the sewers fill with rushing rain water - seen it in both Rio and Houston.... it can be a shock to drive over a manhole with the hole open... (its okay with me - a woman of the 60s, one on the forefront of 'pay me what I am worth' if you call a sewer a manhole.... seems more appropriate.

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