“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” ~ Richard Branson
This weekend over on our other site https://weeklyprompts.com the photo-challenge was People at Work. G.C. and I asked our readers to take photos of working individuals and share with us.
Normally, we take turns to write our prompts and challenges, but because I was ill last week and needed to abandon a barely begun challenge, my partner G.C. stepped in to help, and our weekly photo-challenge became a collaborative effort. I thank him for his support and I’m grateful for his concern.
I’d looked forward to getting out and about and doing a little leg work for my personal response to this challenge, unfortunately, I couldn’t do that, so I delved into my files instead.
I took my first picture of ‘People at Work‘ quite recently. In fact watching Chris, my chimney sweep, gave me the idea for this challenge. Chris is seen here giving my kitchen multi-fuel burning stove its annual chimney clean.
From my kitchen window I watched a farmhand unload the dried feed while the livestock waited noisily for their daily supplements.
While waiting for my hair to highlight over at Meraki Hair Salon in Harrogate, I became bored when I realised I no longer recognised any of the so-called celebrities in the gossip magazine I was reading, so I turned around and took photos of the girls instead!
A street musician from Kosovo in the Balkans plays his sweet music outside a Knaresborough bakery. We’ve met before, in Ilkley last year, also outside a bakery.
Staying in Knaresborough, we meet the very charming ‘Town Crier’ just before he announces the forthcoming annual Knaresborough bed race. The charity bed race began in Knaresborough, and the idea spread throughout the world. The town crier here makes a weekly announcement on each market Day and on all special occasions. If you’d like to read more about the British Town Crier, please click Here.
Inspecting the apples – I wonder if Vladimir has been picking up a few poisoning tips from the wicked queen in Disney’s Snow White. Interesting thought huh? Perhaps the next time he needs to take a man down, he might take an idea from the Bible, and send in Eve!
Obviously, the above two pictures aren’t my photos, but they do show a group of men at work and let’s face it, they were crying out to be mocked and ridiculed, which is something I found too difficult to resist!
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 – In response to the photo-challenge from Weekly Prompts http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/10/13/photo-challenge-people-at-work
Footnote: I am by no means making light of the serious attack on Sergei Skripal, 66, his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, and Police Sergeant Detective Nick Bailey in Salisbury, England in March of this year, which was followed in July by the death of 44-year old Dawn Sturgess from the same deadly nerve agent Novichok.