Foul

Sep. 2nd, 2009 06:24 pm
keresaspa: (Arthur Atkinson)
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Once again pain is the order of the day. Not this time one of my sundry annoyances that comes on from nowhere, but rather a pain caused by a specific, and really quite disgusting, activity. No, nothing like that, you dirty gits!

Yesterday a gloak came round to fix some minor stuff in our house that wants fixing and then left. All very good except that no sooner had said gloak left than, as often happens, the drains in our backyard started spewing forth rancid water. Had this happened an hour or two earlier the gloak in question would have been pressed into service once more and probably earned himself an extra few quid. Alas and alack it was not to be. The upshot was that a blockage was diagnosed and muggins here was pressed into action to remove it. Not how I was hoping to spend the day but I am cursed with a pair of monkey arms that practically reach down to my knees so any stretch and grab work is always dumped on my plate as a result.

There are many better ways to spend one's afternoon than with your arm down a drain trying to grab hold of big lumps of soggy silt, dead insects, worms, stale yackum and God only knows what else (tweezing out the nasal hairs or self-dentistry spring to mind) but that was my lot in life. When all was said and done the difficulty in accessing said gunk as well as the narrowness of the drain and the width of my arm caused me to wrench my shoulder out of whack and I am now nursing a considerable ache that not only interfered with my sleep but is also making typing this masterpiece a bit of a strain. I also have some delightful red welts on both of my arms which, for some reason, I felt the need to photograph but even I wouldn't inflict such trivia on my millions and millions of readers. That and the ghastly smell that still lingers made the whole experience quite horrific, although even worse is the fact that the bloody thing is still blocked and some tool called a worm is apparently needed to complete the job. God knows there were plenty of worms down there already but I suspect that worm means something else in this context. No, really?!

So anyway to sum up this post - ow.
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