After reading Velociman's post from today (Ack!) I got to thinking about who the real, "public servants" are in our society. No, it's NOT the men who can proudly boast of their elimination processes (what is it with you guys??!!) but the men who can quickly and efficiently make sure that none of the rest of Jacksonville had to do anything more than imagine the scene.
Seriously, would you rather live 30 days without a politician or 30 days without a sewage treatment facility in your neighborhood?
The septic tank pumpers, the garbage collectors, and the electricians are the only folks who hold back the threat of a new Dark Ages. They stand alone along the thin, brown line between anarchy and order. Some of the dirtiest jobs are the most vital. And over in Velociville, the truly reliable public servants certainly are doing yoeman's work keeping back the tide of vile bile that would certainly decimate the surrounding civilisation.
If the world was a fair place, the sump-pumpers and bilge-bailers of this world would make as much as a Congressman. They do more for the public good than both houses of Congress.
Update: It's officially moved beyond Will Rogers humor.