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Take This Job And Stuff It

I worked in a bowlin' place settin' pins, Tryin' not to let a ball break my shins! In those days of yore, pins were set by hand, And you had to hustle to beat the band! I was around fourteen when I was hired, And was around fourteen when I was fired! The boss man paid me fifty cents per hour, 'Til one night our relationship went sour! I advised him where he could stuff the job! Said he, "Find another line of work, Bob!" Couldn't face workin' there 'til I retired. Found work pumpin' gas when I was rehired! 8 November 2014 - Entry for Sara Hendrick's "Jobs" Contest

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Date: 1/16/2015 9:05:00 PM
G'day Robert... Shoulda stuck supaglue on the base of the pins Robert he-he... you would have got the sack so you wouldn't have had to tell the boss to stuff his job and could have left happy. Thanks Robert - Lindsay
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Date: 12/28/2014 8:29:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/12/2014 9:10:00 PM
congratulations Bob on your win, that was a dangerous job,good for us you quit when you did
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Date: 12/12/2014 10:21:00 AM
I loved this also Bob. Great story. That would not be an easy job for sure. I loved pumping gas at my uncles station. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 12/11/2014 9:30:00 PM
Mr Bob, I would have placed this much rocks! As usual, you are a master rhymer. Congrats...BG
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Date: 12/11/2014 12:14:00 PM
Bob thanks for the entry into my contest..I enjoyed reading it ...Thanks for sharing part of your life with us..That job would have been kind of scary with all that activity of people throwing those bowling balls...Sara
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Date: 12/11/2014 8:58:00 AM
lovely sonnet with apt write on the theme, congrats on the win
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Date: 11/11/2014 7:30:00 AM
I, too, remember when the pins were set by hand. Not too safe down in that pit. Too many players have their head on sideways. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 11/10/2014 6:22:00 AM
heelarious take on a job at 14, bob.. you really gave much zest to this splendid piece... bowl away!.. huggs
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Date: 11/9/2014 5:22:00 PM
ha! very funny - is it true? there was a bowling alley near my house where the pin boys set the pins - i'll bet a lot of people don't even know that this was the way it was once done. great poem, bob - good luck in the contest!
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Date: 11/9/2014 2:09:00 PM
lol, a sure winner here, Bob - great to hear you're both keeping well, my friend, as we are here on the other side of the pond : )
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Date: 11/9/2014 10:51:00 AM
A witty one wid ample humour Robert ! Loved to read much! Gl in contest!
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Date: 11/9/2014 5:53:00 AM
- Fun to read Bob - Thank you for giving humour ! - Luck in contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/9/2014 3:59:00 AM
love the humour here Bob great write:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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