(GK: Garrison Keillor; SS: Sue Scott; TR: Tim Russell; FN: Fred Newman)

TR: This is Earl Guntzel from the American Plumbing Foundation, with a tip on common courtesy. Your plumber is a guest in your home, there at your invitation to do important work without which you'd have to go squat down in the bushes. Don't laugh at plumbers behind their backs. Okay, maybe when he crouches down, his pants do slide down so you can see the Great Divide. What gives? You think you don't have a crack? You want your plumber to show up in a housedress? Plumbers are human, just like you, and they have a right to be proud of their bodies. Including their backside decolletage. So the next time your plumber bends over, instead of a snide remark, give him a thumb's up. A word from the American Plumbing Foundation.

© Garrison Keillor 2002