Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Twelve Days of Carriagemas

Editors note: I'm tired and beat to crap. Please enjoy (or not) this rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", carriage driver style. It's the best I can do right now on so little sleep and under the influence of large quantities of Advil.

"Rubbers", for you straights who do not drive carriage, are the rubber "tires" that go on over the metal wheel rims. Newbies are recent trainees. Also, "Barn Ro" is Ro, the barn manager. That's how her name appears on our Nextel direct connect phones we use as our communication system, aka "Radios", which is stupid because they really arn't radios but phones , however old habits are hard to break.

Sorry, I'm rambling now. Bye.




On the first day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me
“This appointment’s a little goofy”

On the second day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Don’t take two batteries, and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the third day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
Three declined credits, don’t take two batteries, and this appointment’s a little goofy.”

On the fourth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries, and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the fifth day of Carriagemas my barn Ro said to me,
“Five fatties won’t fit! Four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries, and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the sixth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries, and this appointment’s a little goofy.”

On the seventh day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the eighth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
Eight missing rubbers, seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the ninth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Nine feet of snow, eight missing rubbers, seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the tenth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Ten below zero, nine feet of snow, eight missing rubbers, seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”

On the eleventh day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Eleven late appointments, ten below zero, nine feet of snow, eight missing rubbers, seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”


On the twelfth day of Carriagemas my Barn Ro said to me,
“Twelve bitching drivers, eleven late appointments, ten below zero, nine feet of snow, eight missing rubbers, seven newbies working, six groups are waiting, five fatties won’t fit, four rigs at Westgate, three declined credits, don’t take two batteries and this appointments a little goofy.”

6 comments:

Alexis said...

LOL! Very appropriate and sounds like most of it could be true.

Mrs. Carriage Claus said...

Unfortunately, it is true. I am so looking forward to working tomorrow!?!?!? Expecially the part about the drivers. 10 below is garbage, though. The rubber problem doesn't happen to me anymore. I was only pregnant three Christmases. . . and its been a while.

tallingr -- / "Bart is tallingr than Kid."

IrishLassie said...

Five fatties wont fit was my theme song on saturday night...
Course the 9 feet of snow is sounding more correct right now...

The Gramber Bies said...

lol I'm so glad Paul gave me your address, he'll be hard pressed to get any work out of me now!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

ddusty said...

I always hated that song, but don't hate it so much as of now.

You were nowhere near the avalanche, I hope. Brrr.

Destras: an old Marlene Dietrich film, costarring Bubba.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!
More later--I think the kids are awake!

Ddusty

crosann--my red-haired cousin.