The Insulator Job

The Jerky Boys, album 1

Title: Insulator Job

Characters: Roland



0:00 Phone rings..

0:01 Roland: “Good afternoon.”

0:02 Voice 1: “Yeah. How’re you doin’? I’m calling about the insulator job.”

0:06 Roland: “Insulator job?”

0:06 Voice 1: “Yeah, that’s right.”

0:08 Roland: “Yeah. Did you call before?”

0:09 Voice 1: “No, I didn’t call before. Did you recognize the voice?”

0:12 Roland: “No because I am just asking. The person who is taking care is not here today.”

0:17 Voice 1: “Well, how about I tell you a little bit of information.”  

0:20 Roland: “Umm! I don’t know much about it. That’s why.”

0:23 Voice 1: “Well, what do you know?”

0:24 Roland: “I… I know estimating.”

0:26 Voice 1: “Well, you know the estimating, huh, but you don’t know about working with this insulation shit.”

0:30 Roland: “No, I don’t know. I don’t go to the jobs often during the jobs.”

0:33 Voice 1: “Yeah, I can bet you don’t because you’d be itchin’ your ass if you did pal. That shit makes you itch. You know, you gotta wear long clothes, the breathers, the respirators, the whole nine yards.”

0:42 Roland: “Yeah.”

0:42 Voice 1: “You got all that shit, that safety shit?”

0:44 Roland: “Excuse me.”

0:45 Voice 1: “You have all that safety equipment because I’ll need it?”

0:48 Roland: “Uh-huh.”

0:48 Voice 1: “I only work with safety equipment and a good firm. You don’t fuckin’ give me the little shit breathers. I gotta have the good stuff.”

0:55 Roland: “Okay, then you got to call Monday.”

0:57 Voice 1: “You know, alright. Well, tell me some information about yourself. Tell me what you do.”

1:02 Roland: “We do asbestos removal.”

1:04 Voice 1: “That’s right. You do asbestos removal. I’m good with that. I’m good.”

1:07 Roland: “Okay.”

1:08 Voice 1: “Go ahead. Tell me more.”

1:10 Roland: “And that’s all and we do some boiler removal and pipes insulation and breeching and everything.”

1:19 Voice 1: “You do, huh?”

1:20 Roland: “Yeah.”

1:20 Voice 1: “Very proud of you. That’s very nice and that’s what… so what, that’s all you do, huh?”

1:25 Roland: “Yeah.”

1:25 Voice 1: “Look, I worked with that shit so long, I can eat the fucking shit. It doesn’t bother me.”

1:29 Roland: “Um-hum.”

1:29 Voice 1: “I eat it. I put mustard on and eat the fuckin’ shit.”

1:32 Roland: “Uh-hum.”

1:32 Roland: “You hear where I’m coming from babe?”

1:34 Roland: “Yeah.”

1:34 Voice 1: “Okay.”

1:35 Roland: “Okay, so call Monday.”

1:36 Voice 1: “Yeah, I’ll call you Monday. Who should I as… what’s your name?”

1:39 Roland: “Roland.”

1:40 Voice 1: “What?”

1:40 Roland: “Roland.”

1:41 Voice 1: “Roland, I’m goin’ to ask for you and then you could put your fuckin’ boss on with me, okay?”

1:44 Roland: “Okay.”

1:45 Voice 1: “And I’ll… I’ll straighten shit out over there, okay.”

1:47 Roland: “Okay.”

1:48 Voice 1: “See you then.”

1:48 Roland: “Okay, bye.