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Meet a Tool #5

Sam, a Cement Mixer

Hi, I’m Sam, I mix cement. It breaks my back, but it’s a living. Honestly, I don’t even mind it, I was built to mix. The hard part is getting rolled from one damn job site to another. These old wheels ain’t getting any younger and the bags of cement ain’t getting any lighter. But I ain’t complainin’. Old Sam’s got plenty more loads of concrete to dump. Just do me this one favor, don’t overload me. For gods’ sakes, I’ve got a 3.5 cubic foot capacity, tops. That’s like 4 or 5 bags depending on size, but some of you think I’m a freakin’ cement truck or somethin’ over here. But I ain’t complainin’, it’s a job. Borrow me at the NE Seattle Tool Library, it’ll keep a roof over my head.