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Glasgow in the seventies - started my aprenticeship in '74 - tradesman by '78 - so this happened somewhere in between.
As an electricians' apprentice, we often had to either work up in attics or crawl around under floors - all part of the job.
During the 70's we had a schools crisis in Glasgow - not enough classes, schools or teachers to go round.
One of the solutions to the classroom shortage was to erect portakabins in the school grounds and house the pupils and teacher (if there were enough teachers to go round) in there.
We got the jobs of installing the electrical supplies to said portakabins.
You would complete this task, by one person (ie........the apprentice!) going down under the floorboards of the cabin, and crawling over to the point where the power cable came through a hole in the little 'dwarf' foundation wall that the cabin sits on.You would then pull the cable under the floor to the point where the power ditribution unit was fitted inside the cabin, and poke the cable back up through a hole in the floor. The tradesman would then hook the cable up to the distribution unit. Job done.
This day there were two tradesmen and us two apprentices.
On this job the other apprentice was tasked with going under the floor to get the cable and pull it over to the distribution point.
No sooner than he was under the floor when one of the tradesmen shouts "Where are you?"
He replied "Over at the hole!" As soon as they got the reply the two tradesmen promptly put the floor boards back down and screwed them back in place! With he still under the floor!
Poor guy was screaming and shouting in panic!
Well, of course they had a good giggle at this and so did i........hahahahaha!
When one of the tradesmen turns round and says to me........."So, you think that's funny do you?"
I of course giggled a bit more then realised that 'the tone' had changed and i was their next target.
They grabbed me - stripped me bollok naked then threw me out of the door of the cabin into the school playground!
I ran around for a while trying to cover my tiny little modesty lol.......whilst classes full of kids and teachers stared out the window at this fool running around the school playground naked........
Ahhh, yes............those were the days!