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Book 8 – Retired Surveyor


Don't Burn Coal - It is too Precious

The worst thing you can do with coal is burn it. On the diagram see some of the numerous things that can be manufactured from coal.... (400+) ....

Wake up with an alarm clock...plastic.
You go outside with your waterproofs as it is damp.
In the garden use some weed killer or spray the fruit trees.
Put up a piece of galvanised fence
Use some DDT to clear away the wasps. Disinfect your hands.
Have a shower and use some soap.
Have a cup of tea sweetened by saccharine.
Put on your nice floral printed dress.
Put on your nylons.
Put on your lipstick.
A dab of perfume.
Put on your tanned jacket.
Mend your shoe heel using mastic.
You start up the car...the battery uses electrolyte.
Fill up your car with petrol and drive down a tarmac road.
Don’t brake too heavily.
Get some road tar on your shoes.
Wash hands using scented soap.
Have a meal in a restaurant with some food having coloured flavouring.
Phone a friend using a plastic phone.
You jot down a number using a pencil.
You read the newspaper and the printing ink marks your hands.
Use detergent to clean it off as well as the tar off  the linoleum floor.
You caught the skirting board so you put a dab of paint on it.
You then settle down after making a fire of smokeless fuel.
You use a firelighter to get it going.
You watch a film on TV and see a loud explosion using TNT.
It gives  you a headache so you take an aspirin and go to bed.

You have had a day out on coal......