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Thursday, 30 December 2010

A Plumbing Legend from America.

Here's me {on the right} enjoying a shandy in the famous Grapes pub, Matthew St, Liverpool, with the legendary American Plumber Merlin Jacobsen from Utah. Merlin was over on holiday with my great friend Andy {behind me in picture}who like me is an ex ICI apprentice and now plys his trade in America. Merlin was shocked when I showed him all the certification cards I carry in my wallet.
"You need all these just to work here?" he asked scratching his head in amazement. He was even more shocked when I told him how much we charge per hour. He was surprised how anyone could even live on that! I then went on to tell him about some of the further legislation that hinders us leaving him wondering how anyone even manages to make a living in this country. He'd left behind several feet of snow in Park City, Utah which hadn't really caused any problems. He landed here to find a couple of inches of snow had brought our country to a standstill........
Have a safe journey home boys and I look forward to when we meet again.