Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Come Sail Away
Today is international talk like a Pirate day. But I am not going to talk like a Pirate. No, I say, enough! Enough Pirates. They're like Monkeys and Ninjas. What once was whimsical and witty has become trite and cliched. It's all so 2001. What we need are some new role models. Less... obvious. Pirates and Ninjas are just big show offs. But what have they ever done for us, eh? No pirate has ever nipped down the shops to get me some crisps (He'd probably nick the money and bugger off). No ninja has ever kept an eye out for the traffic warden (He'd probably karate chop them to death, and then scarper sharpish, leaving you to deal with all the grief from the council). I say we stop worshipping false idols. I want to focus on the unsung heroes of the 21st Century. And I've already thought of my own personal hero, someone who makes life that much easier and never asks for more than a nod of silent gratitude.
The Photocopier Repairman.
Think about it. Once the photocopier's screwed, the whole modern office grinds to a halt. Cockier colleagues may attempt to fix it themselves, but once you've opened and closed Panel 7B fifteen times to no avail, there's only one man who can save the day. The man with his cool bag of little tools and grubby fingers from years of toner exposure. He works his unique magic, somewhere between industrial engineering and alchemy, before closing everything up and declaring it fixed. And once again we can clone our documents to our heart's content. Giving life to the words we've written. It's like a metaphor for the circle of life. Sort of. Anyway, they rule. Sod pirates, salty bums of the sea. Get a proper job! Go Xeroxman and Tonerwoman. Sniff. Save the world from paper jams and bottom related photocopier crushings. We love you!
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