Oh, Mister Plumber, do you know Where naughty, careless, tradesman go?

The Plumber

Oh, Mister Plumber, do you know
Where naughty, careless, tradesman go?

You come to set the water right–
To make the taps all safe and tight.

You came to us at half-past nine;
At two you went away to dine.

You came again just after three;
At five you toddled home for tea.

You did some work, I must confess:
Our house was in a dreadful mess.

You sent us in your little bill–
Although the taps are leaking still.

Oh, Mister Plumber, do you know
Where naughty, careless tradesmen go?

Above is a poem from a rare children’s book, “Jack of All Trades, first published in 1900. Jack of All Trades has a sardonic take on every profession it looks at, from bookstore owners to cyclists to artists. It’s from a very cool blog I recommend, BibliOdyssey. BibliOdyssey digitizes obscure old books, drawings,  and other interesting and evocative images.

Gordon Katic (@gord_katic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

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Gordon Katic (@gord_katic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

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