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Please, Mum and Dad..... I wanna be a floor scrubber!

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by oldbadger, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    For folks whose daughter is a brain surgeon at Kings College Hospital....... this ain't yer thread, OK?

    This thread is for folks whose brats work at flippin'burgers, or in pig-sty clearance, drain clearing, floor scubbin', waste bin trucks, winda-cleanin' an' so forth.

    Gentle readers, when I was a brat (a younger version of what I am now) a lot of posh blokes had a special 'tag' for girls that came from poorer backgrounds....... 'Scrubber!' they described such young women as. As you can expect, young gentlemen grew up to believe that they could bust almost any rules about conduct in connection with 'scrubbers'. Can you imagine how younger poorer women in everyday jobs got treated?

    Of course there were kick-backs, and loud, brave, confident songs such as 'My ol' man's a dustman!' became famous and will now survive forever. Good!

    These days I tend to grit my remaining teeth when I read member's telling us about their higher IQ's, or demeaning the intellectually disabled. For me, disparaging low intelligence is rather like making fun of paraplegics........ disgusting. Utterly filthy.

    And so, now....... for fun....... please can I have your lists of jobs that were once looked down upon, but that now have lifted high as decent, good, working, earning, trying employments that are helping to keep people going, and paying their way.

    My turn! Judge Judy (on telly) often tells layabout to 'collect cans'. In the UK we aren't allowed to collect cans for scrap unless we have a licence, but I remember when anybody could collect returnable bottles, or metal..... for spot cash. So that's my job.......... 'collectings cans!'

    Onwards...............
     
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    A licence to collect cans?
    Is there a good reason or is bureaucracy gone mad?
     
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  3. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam (bloody vikings!)

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    Valjean Veteran Member
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    I've noticed than many of the workers deemed 'essential' these days do what might be considered menial jobs. Interesting that the essentials are paid much less than many of the non-essentials.
     
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  5. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: he/they

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    I am disabled don't work currently never had. But I approve of this thread
     
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    And that's why bread is cheap and cake is expensive.
     
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    I am a night shifting factory muscle in the rust belt, often I come home looking kind of like a coal miner. But things were actually a step lower when I worked as a farmer out in the poorest county of the state I live in. Well, I guess they were anyway
     
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    I have an example of a job once looked down upon, then rose in status and now is at the bottom again: moneylenders (a.k.a. banker).
     
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    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    I pity all those super rich who seemingly have to risk their lives by blasting off into space so as to appease their personal gods. I'm sure one will come a cropper one day. And so tough when one isn't even at the controls. :oops:
     
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    You even need a licence to own and watch television in the UK. :eek:
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Good reason.
    Very good reason.
    You wouldn't get nicked for picking up cans.......... you'd just get in to deep trouble if you tried to flog the collection to a metal merchant without your licence.
    Our metal collectors have licences now.
    Can't you guess why? :)
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Bingo!
    Well, we have a minimum wage at last, now it's just a question of hiking it upwards, somewhat.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Disabled people need to be supported by the community, absolutely.
    And their standards of life need to be raised significantly.
    When private people possess billions of dollars (or pounds) and poor people worry about warm clothes in winter, or a decent dinner, it really is time to level the life-field.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I cry at the thought of either just now. My wife has put me on a diet......... wicked..... just wicked.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I cleaned out pigs for a year when I was a teen. Where's the rust belt? Motown?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Yeah..... folks moan about them, but love 'em being in the neighbourhood.
    There definitely are no bankers or money-lenders around where I live. :D

    Decorator, Motor-cycle mechanic, Primary teacher, Builder...... my neighbours.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Good point.
    I don't get it really.... I would compare that to affording best seats at Chelsea football stadium, or Wimbledon, etc.... Those idiots cannot possibly have as good a view as folks with a 40"+ telly.

    Imagine paying a cart-load of cash to get a good seat at a formula 1 or Indy-car race..... how in hell's sweet name can those folks get as good a view as me in my lounge, watching it all on screen?

    It can only be about being seen....... the last thing on my agenda, that. :)
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    True.
    Yep.
    Honestly.
    But for your £145 you can watch about 150 terrestrial channels free, in fact if you fix up a free-sat dish you'll probably get a zillion.

    Up until recently over 75's could have a telly for free but just as I'm approaching that kind of age the bar-stewards withdrew that freebie..... you see... Big G knows I'm a bloody sinner and has me in his sights.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Only in the UK. Like needing a license in order to watch the telly at home.
     
  20. Father Heathen

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    Here in the US air frequency TV is free; the networks make their profit through advertising.
     
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