Cornish Miners Memories 6

Cornish Miners Memories 6: I had always pushed my late friend Dr Nick Le Boutillier former Senior Geologist to write some of his extensive memories and funny stories from South Crofty for the Cornish Miners Memory page. Nick never got around to it, very sad as he often said they were the best years of his life, he was very proud to have been part of the Cornish Miners community.
His daughter found the poem below when sorting through his belongings.
It is published on Cornish Miners Memories 6 with his family’s permission.

Cornish Miners Memories 6

Cornish Miners Memories 6.1: Dr Nick Le Boutillier waiting for the cage in South Crofty Mine.

An Ode to the Geology Department…………

When Mining comes too much to bear,
When the computer won’t work and you don’t care,
When the raise has holed, but you don’t know where,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When the spreadsheet works, but not for you,
When the office looks like feeding time at the zoo,
When Nemo takes to sniffing glue,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When Kevin calls another meet,
When the Diamond Drill Schedule has got you beat,
When you feel you’ve got Lead bricks for your feet,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When the rulers have gone – they’re with the planners,
When you’d like to give Colin a lesson in manners,
When Robin starts reaching for the spanners,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When you’ve just been given “The Third Degree”,
When the reserve calculations are driving you out of your tree,
When a Mine Geologist is not what you want to be,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When those rich ore pockets makes themselves scarce,
When the job is fast becoming a farce,
When you feel like going “up top” and showing your arse,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When 50 Metres of waste is what you’ve got,
When you want some coffee and Chris has guzzled the lot,
When Seager’s Pot Noodle looks like a bowl of snot,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When your compass starts working back to front,
When SOS is sulking and being a Twonk,
When the Stores will give you whatever you want,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When Mark Kaczmarek’s jokes have you in fits,
When last nights beers give you the shits,
When Karen gets carried away and flashes her …( You saucy gits),
Call it a day and get drunk.

When you thought it was pay, but the grades are shat,
When you’ve brought an Allegro, like a gullible prat,
When you begin to rather like Allen Buckley’s hat,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When the section you want has “wandered” again,
When the drivers are sending Kenny insane,
When you can see your career spiraling down the drain,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When no-one will go and make the teas,
When your head of department is hard to please,
When John starts talking to the trees,
Call it a day and get drunk.

When you’ve done stacks of ‘O.T.S’ for a few extra pence,
When you wish the ‘Management’ would come down off the fence,
When Bob Smith starts making some sense,
Call it a day and get drunk.

So when you’re down and out and feeling mean,
And the language you’re using is getting obscene,
Lets put away the hammers and wipe the discs clean,
CALL IT A DAY AND GET DRUNK !!

Copyright 1995 Savage Beermat Productions………..

It is an honour to have this and the rest of the content on the Cornish Miners Memories pages.

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