Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The First Yap

Here we are. The first yap on a new blog. GOLD! The word just sort of rolls of the tongue. Visions of Incas and Spaniards or Ancient Egypt or........a small creek that flows under that little bridge that you drive over every day on your way to work. GOLD you say?! Yes gold. Alot of people, let me rephrase that, Everybody, thinks that prospectors went the way of cowboys and indians or the stage coach or the little old man with the pointy grey beard and mule piled high with equipment and a years supply of jerky headed into some remote mountain pass. Well I have to tell you, prospectors are alive and well in this century and doing fairly well. I just happened to come onto all of this information quite recently as a matter of fact. You see, I got hurt on the job (I'm a carpenter by trade, sort of....and a bartender and a plumber, well you get the picture) and had to undergo the ordeal of "Workers Comp". I wouldn't wish this experience on my worst enemy or even a radical terrorist for that matter. You work your whole life, contribute to society (Sort of I hope) and an accident on the job turns you into some sort of criminal. YES criminal. Guilty until proven innocent. Spies on the corner watching your every move. To be continued..........


Blogger jrose0 said...

Got to watch friends bearing gifts, too.

A friend's uncle was photo'd, from the ever-present van across the road, when he carried in a carton of 16-oz Pepsis from his porch. A church member had dropped them off on his way home, but was in too much of a hurry to carry them inside for the injured guy.

No comp, No social security disability, No job. We're in the coalfields here, and have seen most tricks in the book.

7/21/2005 11:55:00 AM  

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