Out Of Harms Way
Mai Krach had a plumbing business. He was barely making ends meet. Granted it may have had something to do with the fact that every job he did, he seemed to break more than he fixed. But, Mai was really lucky. His brother-in-law was a traffic engineer and convinced the city that Mai could prefab a support tree inexpensively for traffic warning lights, cameras and sensors which coincidentally would keep Mai from breaking anything at his brother-in-law's house. Now, Mai just sits in his shop and screws together standard nipples and fittings. He doesn't even have to do the installing and he can drive around town pointing out all the work he has done for the city.
The above story is fictitious except the part about breaking stuff in Mai's brother-in-law's house. Mai's brother-in-law would never let Mai work on anything in his house. Ever!
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 2014
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