A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hi guys. It's Britt. Now I know I did say that today's post was going to be Margo and the Red Umbrella Part 2, but this little story has got me giggling this morning, so I wanted to share it with you instead. Look for Margo and the Red Umbrella Part 2 on Wednesday.  

Welcome. I'm your new Supervisor. Name's Barry Sparks, but you can just call me Sir. Ho ho! 

Here at Master Steaks, we're a real team. There's no "I" in team, but backwards, it spells "meat." I always say that. It's my little thing. Course, it doesn't spell meat. Team, backwards. But most folks just appreciate the joke.

And speaking of jokes! Your new co-workers in this factory are a real bunch of kidders. You'd better watch out for Stan and Carlos especially. One time, we discovered my hard hat sitting right on top of a steer's head on its way to slaughter. My hard hat. Ho ho!

And that Belinda in the office, she's a real pistol too. She's called the Food Safety Inspection Agency on us, I don't know how many times. And once she said: "Sir, there's a surprise for you," and it was an audit, when I thought she'd gotten me something for my birthday.

But then, don't think we're not safe in this factory. We're all about safety. 

Just look at this sign over here. We've been a whole 19 days without an accident. 

I know what you're thinking and let me tell you, if you do ever find a severed finger (or a hand), don't try to be a hero. Just leave it where it is and call for Medical. There's a procedure, see. And don't forget that if you discover a finger, a team member nearby is probably having a lousy day and could use a little cheering up! 

Now I know some folks think that there's nothing for them in this line of work. They'll tell you it's dangerous and there's nasty working conditions. 

These people just don't know how much fun we have in here. We're a real team at Master Steaks. And as you know, there's no "I" in team. But there's meat!


  1. I can just picture this, just like a scene out of a movie. Brillant again!

  2. Cute story brittany!

  3. Thanks guys! I had fun writing this one.