Guess what

February 18, 2016

Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, General

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Hi Folks,

Today I invited a couple of friends to help me dig some mixed bulbs. One retired 75 year old turned up with a fork. I explained that I would be ploughing the patch and his fork would not be needed. His reply was “Oh well I will still take it and then I’ve got something to lean on.’ My quirky response was to laugh at his comment. Guess what his pre retirement employment was.


4 responses to “Guess what”

  1. Loyce McKenzie, Mississippi Loyce McKenzie, Mississippi says:

    Makes sense, David! I learned at about that age that my grandpa’s sharpshooter shovel was invaluable when I was working within a bed, having to get up in it rather than reaching from the sides.
    You can dig, and/or you can plunge it into the ground and it’s a firm support.
    And, you didn’t tell us what his pre=retirement employment was.

    Loyce McKenzie

  2. Phyllis Hess, Ohio Phyllis Hess, Ohio says:

    If NZ is like the USA he was/is probably a government worker; like our people who fix roads etc it takes one to work and  6 to stand around while they watch him.

  3. Ceci Brown, Virginia says:

    Govt worker!!!!  So what was his pre employment?

  4. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Yep, David’s pre retirement employer was the Christchurch City Council. He didn’t realize how his innocent comment was so pertinent.