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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:05 PM

23. In college, I got a summer job one year digging ditches for a little excavation company.

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GREAT hands-on boss (who LOVED me as when I first moved into the area, he and his wife were
having serious marital problems and she came over and blatantly hit on me. I sent her home to
her husband -- who eventually, as they worked their way through successful counseling, found
out about that).
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He was a BIG man... a hunter who didn't need a rifle or a bow -- he could have crushed me with
his bare hands.
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She, on the other hand... was SMOKIN' HOT!!!!!
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Digging ditches for a sewage system in a new subdivision was hard, HOT work. My first day on
the job, by lunchtime, I literally could not keep from dropping the shovel when I tried to hold it
(the boss turned me on to Gatorade... the water I had been drinking was not replacing my
electrolytes nor potassium and my forearms were cramping like iron rods).
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However, not too long after I got out of the Army, I took a temp job picking tobacco in Tennessee.
Tons harder than digging ditches -- that pushed me to my then fairly impressive limits.
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Sorry... that's TWO jobs, not one.
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