I'm sure I've seen a fat slob or two on a construction site.
Do try to keep up. We don't have time for remedial work.
Cows and horses stay out side in the rain, hail and snow. I've evolved beyond them
Nothing quite as manly as swinging a hammer to build a house he can't afford for a white collar guy with a "wasted life". Good grief.
And then going home in your 10 year old car to your 3 bedroom rented trailer.
'Because I broke into enough of their homes to know how they lived.' Said by some burglar turned successful rapper, whose name escapes me.
Once again (sigh), perspective and character, earned the hard way. There is no easy way.
What the 7UCK do you know about men with office jobs? I busted my ass getting to where I am, I've dug fox-holes, carted luggage, worked in greasy kitchens, and yes, I worked in electronics and computers and now have an 'cushy-office' job when I'm not on the road responding to disasters. And yes, I get compensated fairly well for it. But I tell you what my hands had more blisters, cuts, scrapes and whatnot than a lot of your ditch diggers or hammer swingers. I've also hiked, slept, ate and crapped in snow, heat, rain, and hail but I didn't have the option of 'going indoors' or taking the day off due to inclement weather. When you've spent two or three weeks trudging your dead ass through the woods in winter with only what you can carry on your back, or standing look-out watch on the forward weatherdeck of a pitching ship in a storm that makes Katrina look like a rainstorm, or working on KC-135 tankers in -20 degree weather on the flight line with 20+ mph winds whipping around then come bitching to me, k?
Wake up Rick. You are the proof of the pudding. Someone who knows what hard work is, and has the perspective.
I can't imagine you whining in the office about a papercut, or being miserable, or making suggestions about green fucking tea.
Fwiw, Rick, I too have lugged kit and for longer than 2-3 weeks in some real shithole places, got sick etc etc. Also been in disasters and on my way back to another soon enough.
I too have busted my ass getting to where I am, I've dug fox-holes, carted luggage, worked in greasy kitchens, yadda yadda.
Btw, no time inside on my jobs for weather. I wish. Digging ditches and swinging hammers in all weathers was my apprenticeship for what followed.
Do you think I fucking whined about colored cufflinks when I ended up in an office afterwards? Not fucking likely, mate! Nor, I suppose, did you.
Hence my original point.
So that is what the 7UCK I know about men with office jobs, and those who know different.
Fyi, I already lost a couple of mates this year on the job, and none of them went down from fatal papercuts.
K, so why are you bitching about guys who have office jobs? Yeah there are some real pussies in the office but most aren't. I don't see where your total disdain of guys with office jobs comes from. It was because of my upbringing and work/life experience I decided to get an education and be able to earn 'decent' money. If you like what you do then that's great, good for you; but putting others down because of where they work is wrong.
As for the OP, I still am not sure what it is that he does for a living, nor am I going to put him down because of it even if he does work behind a counter at a McDonalds.
Are you finished whining yet? You whine about people who you don't know and accuse them of being whiny little biatches all the while lacking the mental capacity to understand the irony of your own posts.
It is when you`re in a digged in OP with some of the other fellas for example, but then again, it could be said that you`re technically not outside. If its not sacrifice, its a litterary shitty part of the job. :-D
And just for the record, I`m not siding with Oddball in this "discussion", just exemplifying the outside pooping bit.