söndag 15 maj 2011

Mike Rowe's Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Mike Rowe, känd från "Dirty Jobs", talade häromdagen i den amerikanska senaten angående det viktiga med att inte glömma bort allt det slit som vanliga arbetare gör dagligen runt om i USA:

I'm here today because of my grandfather.

His name was Carl Knobel, and he made his living in Baltimore as a master electrician. He was also a plumber, a mechanic, a mason, and a carpenter. Everyone knew him as a jack-of-all-trades. I knew him as a magician.

For most of his life, my grandfather woke up clean and came home dirty. In between, he accomplished things that were nothing short of miraculous. Some days he might re-shingle a roof. Or rebuild a motor. Or maybe run electricity out to our barn. He helped build the church I went to as a kid, and the farmhouse my brothers and I grew up in. He could fix or build anything, but to my knowledge he never once read the directions. He just knew how stuff worked.

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