How you know you’re working class…

I just read an article about Glenn Campbell on the anniversary of his birthday. And while I don’t actually give him much thought a linked video to Wichita Lineman made me chuckle to myself. The song was ubiquitous on the radio when I was in my mid-teens and the second verse made no sense to me at all…

I know I need a small vacation
But it don’t look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south
Won’t ever stand the strain…

That just sounded like a list of non sequiturs to me at the time. Listening to it many years later it made perfect sense – “I’d like a day off but that won’t happen because it isn’t going to rain. But it might snow, and if it does I’m gonna be busier than ever. In the snow.”

Just a reminder of what a thick oaf I was in my teens. Not that I got a lot smarter as I grew up, but life as a working man will tattoo reality on your bones whether you welcome it or not.

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2 Responses to How you know you’re working class…

  1. Anonymous says:

    That last paragraph pretty much applies to me!

    boynsea

  2. Anonymous says:

    You sure got that absolutely right.

To the stake with the heretic!