VILLAGE IDIOT BADGE
(Fun in the workplace)
“It was one of those days when the sun was really warm.”
He would be shown no mercy for this.
Immediately the shop floor routine – everyone at their stations – now began the ‘endless’ banter.
First the incredulous laughing – followed by the ‘Village Idiot’ badge immediately delivered to his desk. (He had to wear it)
From him – many ‘all right!’ ‘all right!’ exclamations – to no avail, he was in for a days ‘banter’ of merciless intensity. But at least it would remain innocuous:
“Pity about that cold sun the rest of the year.” “My oh my – he (the sun) must have been exercising to be so warm” “Went from warm to REALLY warm eh?” “One of those days – must be hard on the sun all those cold nights…” “That sun’s cooler today…”
And so it went on ‘til the shift was over.
The badge relinquished – back it went onto the shelf ’til the next day – when one guy flew in a ‘BUMBO Jet’.
Or one guy “Didn’t know he was going – until he reached the back door?”
Or yet another who spoke of the movie star ‘Victor Stallion’
(Sylvester Stallone of course).
The village idiot badge – is long since gone – no more takers, all those in the ‘club’ have moved on.
The first of these design ‘depictions’ is pen and coloured pencil, rendered in a somewhat naive style.
The second was drawn with a mouse in an early photoshop layered ‘compilation’ (Photoshop 4 – I think).
They are not connected in any way.
Which (if any) do you prefer?
I’m not sure what my dad used these for, but I sketched them and still have them – tucked away in a drawer. They of course mean more to me because they belonged to him.