Gut Rumbles
 

April 24, 2003

kids today

I have a guy who works for me that I shuddered at when I interviewed him for a job. He had bleached-blonde hair with a purple streak down the middle, a red top-knot in the back and more face-piercings than I had ever seen before. He had rings in his ears, his nose, his lips, his tongue and Bejus knows where else. I was afraid to ask about the condition of his Unit.

But he answered all the interview questions well and we hired him. I have never regretted that decision. He is a bright fellow and a hard worker. I once made the comment that he appeared to have taken a head-first dive into a tacklebox, and word must have filtered down to him. We ALL (including the Plant Manager) have to wear our names on our hardhats at work. This guy now has "Tacklebox" on his hat above his real name.

If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it is that you can't judge a book by its cover. This kid is young, and I remember what I looked like when I was his age. I didn't PUNCTURE MYSELF with all kinds of hardware, but I looked like Fido's ass. My father wanted to throw rocks at me every time he saw me and then take barber shears to my head. Still, I was a bright fellow and a hard worker. I did well at the plant.

I've known many people who were beautiful on the outside, but totally rotten on the inside. I married one of those. I wouldn't trade one "Tacklebox" for three slick-talking, well-groomed assholes. It ain't what you look like that makes you good or bad.

It's how you behave.

Comments

Does Tacklebox still wear all that hardware, or has some of it gone with time?

Posted by: MommaBear on April 24, 2003 07:24 PM

Tacklebox actually added more hardware with every promotion he's gotten so far, He's running out of room to poke things into his face.

I don't understand his motivation to do that, but I've met his "Old Lady" and she has as many tattoos as he does piercings. I chalk it all up as different strokes for different folks.

What the fuck? The guy does a good job and his woman seems to like him. Who am I to criticize THAT?

Posted by: Acidman on April 25, 2003 12:55 PM
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