“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?