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Being the site wrestling champion was really good for Johnny. Being the site woos was better for me because it meant that provided my teamaking remained up to scratch, I was given the easy jobs, like dumper truck driver. I had status. I was a university student. Supposed to be intelligent.

The men tested me with smartarsed trick riddles, which I knew well, but got wrong so they could feel good about themselves. Then they asked about all the student orgies we students engaged in. I tutted and sighed... “But I restrict myself to one a week!”

Honour completely restored!

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Terrific series, Neville, for me you've really bought those characters to life in a fantastic set of drabbles. Well done Sir!

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    And also, yet again, love the titles, they usually add so much to the reading :)

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    Thanks very much Drew. I suddenly remembered the experience when I had to make a cuppa for someone who doesn’t like builder’s tea, the way I like it. Being the posh student on a site of building labourers requires strategies for survival that involves potential loss of face...(but then I was two-faced, so the other one won!) 😉

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    It’s funny how one remembers the detail from way back when. Harold White was site foreman, Denny Larwood was his mate who was extremely loyal (and probably had a job as long as Harold did). There was a seating pecking order in the hut. Those two always sat in the same places next to each other. I knew my place! I sat next to the teapot ready to offer second cuppas. My easy life aside, after four weeks I couldn’t fully stretch my arms and I was ready to take anyone on! Fitter than I’ve ever been. Well ‘ard!

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