THE Shire Council of Wobbledegong
Buys shovels only if they’re strong.
(A Council workman only needs
Some seven smokos and three feeds.)
The qualifications that are needed Are only for work to go unheeded.
To use the shovels they’re so keen on –
Well, aren’t shovels made to lean on?
A main road to connect two towns,
Discussed by locals and Council clowns.
Ten years ago these plans were passed
(This road is surely made to last).
Some twenty yards they do each day,
“And such hard work it is,” they say.
“Shifting dirt is dull and silly;
“We’ve worked five minutes. Boil the billy.”
A farmer told me, with a grin,
“I was a mug but chucked it in.
Why sweat when you get better pay
For loafing through a lazy day?
The farm meant toiling like a Turk.
I joined the Shire and gave up work!”
So now you know just what to do:
Retire, and be a “workman”, too!