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Off we went up the stairs, myself close on the heels of my mate, in fact like a chicken following a broody hen, as I was once described! ) tried to back out. However, as his previous abrupt halt had forced me to do likewise, he crashed into me and almost overbalanced. He did a quarter-turn to the left and, at the same time, a quarter-turn reverse-march all over my feet, which was painful to say the least. There we were, reverse-marching to the foot of the two steps. I was unceremoniously bundled up the stairs and it was then that I saw her.
He bellowed “You’ve got to have nerves of bloody steel,” he continued. I cowered in silence. What have I said? I wondered. ” I ran out of the yard as fast as my little legs would go. I can understand what people mean when they say it was like facing a mythical dragon. I’d certainly had my earholes singed that day. Peddling away back to the job, I was still wondering what had brought on such a barrage when suddenly I realised what I’d said. Oh God, I thought, it should have been “fortunately it did not break”.
We laughed even more having peered up the hole into the room. Semi-darkness fell as a pair of legs took one stride across the hole. It left a view of the largest pair of pink bloomers you have ever seen, covering thighs that would have crushed you to death I am sure. ” And being full of laughter we erupted again. Happy days! A plumber without a sense of humour never makes a good plumber, take my word for it. The Sports Record Poem I’ve often loved like most of you The best is on the bed We do it for the both of us And nothing more is said.