A Lard Puller?

Tony Barnes By Tony Barnes, 5th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ov55sge/
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I thought I had heard of nearly every job until I met this client. I thought he was joking at first.

Lard Puller

From time to time, I assist wounded warriors in filling out their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). I think I am an educated man who has heard of most jobs. To apply for SSDI, you have to go back 15 years and disclose what type of jobs you have heard. One of my clients threw me for a loop when he told me he had been a “lard puller”. Excuse, me…what did you say? A lard puller? What in the heck is a lard puller.

As he explained it, he worked in a slaughterhouse where they processed pork. His job was to man two devices that had pistol grips and long arms with pincher type devices on the end. As the conveyor system would bring a pig carcass to his position, his job was to jam those two devices into the carcass. At that point, he would pull the trigger on these two devices which would cause the pinchers to activate. He would then yank backwards causing the lard of the pig to pull out cleanly.

Wow, I was beginning to think maybe he was possibly a “leg puller” and that I was a candidate on Candid Camera. But, he was serious and I learned one more thing in life. He said it was a tough and very physical job. Yeah, I bet. A lard puller…who would’ve thought?

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Candid Camera, Lard Puller, Social Security, Ssdi

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author avatar Tony Barnes
I am a native Texan who spent 3 years in the Marine Corps Reserves and 25 years on active duty in the Air Force. I have been a Christian since 1985 and am an ordained minister. I am conservative politically and love to study history. I publish a mont...(more)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
5th Jan 2014 (#)

Well, we raised hogs on one of the farms I grew up on and I had never heard of that job before now. Of course we did everything in a more simplified manner :-)

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author avatar Legend
5th Jan 2014 (#)

Well, every profession respects its owner!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Jan 2014 (#)

Nice post!

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