Sunday 17 December 2017

Having a trade might be the smarter choice these days

Why do we rate those who wear a suit higher than those who do physical jobs?
Why do we rate those who wear a suit higher than those who do physical jobs?

I am experiencing a strange sensation on the keyboard as I type. I have never felt this before. There is rust on the keyboard. Yes rust, dirty, mechanical, metallic, pre-Apple MacBook Pro rust.

I have just done something I haven't done since I was a boy. I took two ancient children's bikes apart, bolt by bolt; screw by screw, stripped the two frames down, fixed up the chains, mended the punctures, sanded down the tubes, fixed the broken saddles, tightened the spokes, found new nuts and bolts, different screw heads and spanners and I loved it.

I have forgotten how satisfying manual work is.

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