So railroading can be a very dangerous profession as I was telling you the other day... Getting coupled together between rail cars and being hit or run over by a train being a few. Also add hungry alligators hanging around the switchstands and panthers in the cane fields...
Add to that list mosquitoes.
To say the avian insects here in the Everglades are endemic is an understatement. The official cologne of the US Sugar Railroad is Cutter's with 44% Deet.
So every night before I start my shift I liberally douse myself with what we lovingly called Bug Fuck in the Army. But I can't get it everywhere and most nights I'll have to re-apply it halfway through the shift because of me sweating it off.
But again, I reiterate... I can't get it everywhere.
Several days ago I got off my locomotive at a switchstand to make a backwards shove with a cut of twenty five cars into a cane loading elevator. It was very dark and the coffee I had just finished was going right through me. So me being a guy, I did what any guy would do in my position.
I unzipped and began to void...
And one of the little fuckers landed right on my Johnson and did his dirty work...
I've had insect bites just about everywhere before, but I've never, ever had one on my dick.
So, railroading in Florida is dangerous to one's joint.
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden