Apprentice Painter Called Outside By The Boss To Have A Gyprocker’s Breathmint And A Chat — The Betoota Advocate

Apprentice Painter Called Outside By The Boss To Have A Gyprocker's Breathmint And A Chat — The Betoota Advocate

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In one of the many display homes being built in Betoota Heights, inside one of them today an apprentice was asked to pop outside by the boss where they’d have a little bit of a chat.

The foreman had just come and gone to the site on Hinze Link Road and made a passing comment about seeing paint “everywhere but the fucking walls” so Mark Koogan of Koogan Brothers Painting went and got his young fella Jake.

“Mate, come out the back for a gyprocker’s breathmint. The boss come and he’s not happy.”

Jake told our reporter, who was on site with the builder looking at the terrible fucking job the troupe of subbies was doing to his new house, that he didn’t know what that meant.

“It sounds like he wants me to smoke ice with him,” said Jake.

“I’m not doing that.”

Mark explained to Jake that he needs to be more careful about where the paint goes because despite their best efforts, it’s gotten on some places and been allowed to dry.

“How’d you get paint all over the toilet?” Mark asked.

Jake pulled a breathmint from the tin.

“I dunno, I just thought I’d spray the roof quickly but yeah, I saw it on the toilet and I gave it a wipe down. It’s not all over it; that bloke is a fuck head,” said Jake.

“If he makes me replace that toilet, I’ll go him. Honest to God, mate.”

Our reporter indicated that someone will be replacing the Caroma Colon King because it was now covered in dry paint.

Mark took another breathmint and nodded.

More to come.

Author: Stephen Bailey