A boozy spritz rained down on diligent Dordis as the forklifts rumbled past. Enough is enough! A simple adjustment could prevent the new guard soiled hats. A handful of shims from the discarded barrels. A team of stout masters. A plan of action and solid execution on the last day of employment. A retirement forty years in the making, capped off with one final act of improvement. And with shoulder to steel and shims to concrete, the repair completed successfully. No more precipitation as the forklifts passed.

Yet loyal Dordis tossed and turned in his sleep three weeks into retirement. He returned to his now former employer to seek confirmation. “Please, tell me. Is the still still still?”

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