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"You seem reasonably fit - have you ever pulled a rickshaw?"
The Emersons at Home
Tags:emerson, ralph waldo emerson, human soul, one thing in the world of value, value, valuation, valuation, valuations, active soul, active souls, poet, poets, practical, practical concern, practical concerns, impractical, practicality, home repair, home repairs, diy, do it yourself, head in the clouds, space cadet, excuse, excuses, manual labor, manual labour, husband, husbands, division of labor, division of labour, household, households, writer, writers, author, authors
A woodpecker leaves its beak in a tree trunk.
Tags:trunk, trunks, tree trunk, tree trunks, woodpecker, woodpeckers, mishap, mishaps, mistake, mistakes, accident, accidents, accidental, mistake, mistakes, mistaken, bird, birds, miscalculation, miscalculations, miscalculate, miscalculates, miscalculating, workplace accident, workplace accidents, manual labor, manual labour, manual laborer, manual laborers, manual labourer, manual labourers
"I had been moving money around all day, then I started shifting some blame."
Tags:doctor, doctors, patient, patients, bad back, bad backs, exam room, exam rooms, medical exam, medical exams, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, heavy lifting, manual handling, lift, lifting, shifting, moving, moving money around, shifting the blame, shift the blame, blame, pass the buck, manual labour, manual labor, hard work, pun, puns, wordplay
"Super! Now, once you've rebuilt civilization I can do the investment banking."
Tags:nuke, nukes, nuclear war, nuclear wars, fallout, post-apocalypse, use, useful, utility, usefulness, investor, investment banker, investment bankers, investment banking, stock, stocks, stockbroker, stockbrokers, stocks and bonds, rebuild, rebuilds, rebuilding, useless, superfluous, skill, skills, skilled labour, skilled labor, labor, labors, laborer, laborers, labourer, labourers, manual labor, egghead, eggheads
"After we have sex but before I kill you, I'm going to need your help with some shelves."
Tags:praying mantis, praying mantises, manual labor, manual labour, kill, kills, killing, killings, killer, killers, murder, murders, murdering, murderer, murderers, insect, insects, entomology, entomologist, entomologists, married life, marriage, marriages, married lives, useful, techincal, shelving, shelving unit, shelving units, assemble, assembles, assembling, assembly, shelves, build, builds, handyman, handymen
"One day, this will all be yours. But right now, I need you down in the warehouse."
'What do you mean you forgot to add toilet paper to this month's supply order?'
"See these? Never touched a keyboard."
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Men all sharing one thought: 'I do all the work around here.'
'Lawyer, huh? I'm in finance myself!'
Tags:arrested, lawyer, accountant, white collar, white collar crime, crime and punishment, working, daily grind, working hard, hedge fund, galleon, sailing, row boat, rowing, white collar crimes, crimes, criminal, criminals, lawyers, career, careers, galley slave, galley slaves, manual labour, manual labor
"If it's all the same to you chief, I'd like to work from home tomorrow."
Irritable trowel syndrome.
Tags:ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, play on words, plays on words, pun, puns, trowel, trowels, garden, gardens, gardeners, gardener, green thumb, green thumbs, complain, complains, complaining, complainer, complainers, irritable, annoyed, gripe, gripes, griping, irritate, irritates, irritated, irritating, vocal, complaint, complaints, yardwork, yard work, manual labour, manual labor
Gentlemen wearing safety monocles in their workspace.
"OK guys - we'll show them how to dig for coal."
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'It's a very powerful position. Once you're up and running, we'll all see just how powerful.'
'We do a lot of grunt work here. Grunt if you're OK with that.'
"The good news is I've found a plumber...the bad news is he's coming from China. "
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"Summer is over, Richard, so deal with it and start raking!"
Tags:summer, end of summer, autumn, fall, leaf, leaves, raking, yard work, yardwork, garden work, gardenwork, rake, rakes, autumnal, cool weather, lazy, laziness, lazy husband, lazy husbands, sloth, procrastinate, procrastinator, procrastinators, relax, relaxing, relaxes, manual labour, manual labor, labour, labor, gardener, gardeners
"That's quite a hole. Did ya dig 'er by hand?"
'Larry, did you replace the cartridges in all the respirators this morning?'
A peasant carries a brain.
'No, you can't telecommute.'
"Your digging technique is totally wrong. You should use the simple law of physics..."
Tags:garden, gardener, gardens, gardeners, dig, digging, annoying habit, annoying habits, helpful advice, unhelpful advice, irritating habit, irritating habits, husband, husbands, garden work, yard work, manual labour, manual labor, garden chores, yard chores, mariticide, mariticides, murderous, homicidal
'I wish they'd stop referring to us as 'talent'.'