Aah… the weekend. Time to relax. Recharge. Rejuvenate.
Re… reach for a shovel. (Wasn’t that an S Club 7 song?)
Lift the sewer access hatch.
And start digging.
Through packed “sludge”.
There’s nothing like blocked drains to remind you of one of the essentials of civilisation – good plumbing.
And then – after quite some time – the joy of watching free flowing water transport what other residents have kindly deposited. Watching it finally flow away.
On a more positive note – I noticed this writers website – The Writing Corp – which has some tips on overcoming another kind of blockage – writer’s block. Here are some of them:
- Close social media sites on your browser.
- Change fonts from time to time. (Wouldn’t have thought of this.)
- Stay away from the keyboard. (I search for fields and forest.)
- Drink water. (Erm… What about beer?)
Meanwhile… Big pat on the back for me for managing to write a post about sewers and blockages without using the word shhhh… (I deserve a starring role Vesuvius Poovious. A good funny book for kids.)
And imagine my delight when I discovered this blast from the past on the theme of shovelling. It’s the incomparable Christy Moore, in his much younger days, rwith the reminder: Don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work.