Memories of our
early days at work
Down The Hatch By:
This story was related to me by some other
fitters. They were standing around on top of a hopper where they had
gone to fix the mechanism that filled it. Along comes teh foreman
Bobby Gill sometimes known as Gobby Bill,
full of managerial bluster. The following is the script of the
pantomime that followed
Down The Hatch
Foreman. What are
you lot f...ing doing standing around here?
Fitter We can't
reach the chute from here, we've sent for a ladder.
You don't need a f...ing ladder, here give me that
(reaches out precariously one hand on a rail, the other clutching
Whoosh, Scream, Thud
Foreman (shouting from bottom of hopper) GO GET A
Fitters (in unison) YOU DON'T
NEED A F...ING LADDER!