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“It feels like someone’s thrown sand in my eyes,” he said.
And he told our reporters who knows who that person is.
Working yesterday on a local residential building site, Dennis Hardy said his boss told him not to look at people welding because it’s not good for your eyes.
He caught him looking at the welders working more than once, he even had to raise his voice.
“Dennis! Stop looking at those blokes! You’ll be sorry! You’ll get the flash if you’re not careful.”
Speaking candidly to our reporter today from his Betoota Ponds couch, the 21-year-old aspiring tradesman admitted that he knew he shouldn’t be looking at the ‘forbidden light’ as he calls it – but he just couldn’t help himself.
“It’s like,” he prefaced.
“If someone tells you not to look at something or do something, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to look at it or do it,”
“I’ve brought this upon myself and there’s nobody else to blame but me.”
Dennis’ flash is so bad today, he had to ring his boss and tell him the humiliating tale as to why he can’t come to work today.
Shortly after speaking to young Dennis, our reporter caught up with his boss to speak about what happened yesterday.
“I told him not to look at the forbidden light, now I’m a bloke down today,” said Wallace Greensborough, the site foreman.
“He’s a moron and I hope he learned his lesson. It’s like burning a kids hand on the stove to prove a point. Anyway, I’ve got two trucks of cement coming in ten minutes so I’ll let you go.”
More to come.