Saturday, 2 April 2011

Fun At Work

The Carrot Farm (part 1)
I worked for many years on a market garden, which was known locally as "The carrot farm", because carrots were the main crop grown there.    When I first started working there, almost 25 years ago, the work wasn't too hectic, and there was time every so often to have a bit of fun.   I worked in the shed, standing at a conveyor belt picking out the reject carrots and binning them.   It was a pretty boring job, so one day, when one of the garden workers turned 21, all the shed crew put on party hats just before smoko.   When the garden crew came in, we all started singing happy birthday.

Another time we came to work all dressed up.  The day before we'd been talking about not having to spend money on work clothes, and our boss said "so that's why you come to work looking so awful".  So we decided to surprise him.  Stockings, high heels, teased and sprayed hair, our best dresses, and makeup.   There were a few double-takes when the garden crew came into the shed!   We had to get changed at smoko, though.  It was too hard trying to work in high heels on a mesh platform.  OHS would have a field day if we did it today.

This is what Guilderton Farm looked like from the air.

"The trouble with bucket seats is, everyone doesn't have the same size bucket".
 Opal Smith
"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity".
 Thor Heyerdahl
"We all want to live long, but none wants to be old".
 Benjamin Franklin
"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's the day-to-day living that wears you out".
 Anton Chekhov

Some funnies
Walking through the village cemetery, I noticed a man at a graveside in great distress.
'Oh, why did you have to die?' he sobbed, over and over.
'Was it a close relative?' I asked.
'No,' he replied, 'the wife's first husband'.

Two men are getting dressed in the gym changing room.  One puts on a girdle.
'Good heavens, how long have you been wearing that?' his friend asks.
'Since my wife found it in the glove compartment,' the girdle-wearer replies.

Did you know?
  • The patron saint of snake-bite victims is St. Domenico.
  • The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.          (At last, a name for my problem!)
  • Marco Polo was Croatian.  His real name was Marko Pilic, and he was born in Dalmatia in 1254.
  • Indian Ink was invented in China.
  • The Spanish word for the animal sloth is perezoso, and the Spanish word for deckchair is perezosa.  Makes sense to me.
Some of my novelty soaps

I found a teeth icecube mould in the $2 shop, so I bought it and made soap teeth.

These were made in a square mould.  I just kept adding layers.
The black is scented with aniseed, and the coloured bits are scented with Jelly Bean fragrance oil.

Talk is cheap, because supply exceeds demand.

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