Aug 9, 2008, 3:53 PM
Post #6 of 7
Thank you Rachel
You're right about my past jobs....I think they may prove to be fertile ground for stories.
Over the years I've met some colorful characters to say the least.I had a boss when I was 22 who was a biker.He'd spent time on a chain gang in Florida.The guys name was Grubby....yes you read correctly.
One time he was trying to pull out a tree stump from the side of a hill by tying one end of a chain around the tree and the other end to a bobcat(a small tractor for the non construction crowd...heh heh).
Needless to say the train snapped and the bobcat (with Grubby tucked inside) proceeded to topple over down the hill 3 times and land against a cinderblock wall.
Grubby was ok,just a little shaken and stirred....a little white trash martini if you will.
The only thing wounded was his pride...but oh man was it hysterical!
In case you're wondering,we cut the stump out with a chainsaw,and nobody fell down the hill!