December 14, 2014
The name-callers had nailed it, though, in their own cruelty-tinged pecking order way: poor Boot-Nut had some coordination problems in addition to a rather noticeable speech impediment, possibly due to mild stroke or other infirmity beyond his control. Of course this didn't matter in the shop/chicken coop. If you were unsteady, weak, maybe slow, or the slightest bit different in any way, down you would go, perhaps to stay. So behind Boot-Nut's back, resentful words were sniped by the higher-ups in the hierarchy of name-calling cowboys, as they kept referring to his attainment of First Class Mechanic as a “charity”.