So you work for Energy Australia I asked Len…
“Nah mate, a black fella I know gets em, just something to wear fish’n.
The only real regret I have is leaving the railways, should have stayed there. If I had, I’d be retiring today with a million bucks.
I went into long distance truckin’ instead. I’d be away for up to three weeks which was kinda good. Couldn’t get into any trouble with the missus when I was away.
Yeah, I’m retired now, did my back in on the job. Took the bosses to court and won but the payout wasn’t enough, I didn’t know it wasn’t enough at the time but now my back’s shit and it’s not like I can take em back to court again. I had a top barrister too although he didn’t do any of the work, his assistant did everything.”
I asked Len if he had any ambitions or dreams for the future?
“Nahhh, I’m in my 70’s, not anymore. Ahhhhh, I’d like to visit Scotland and Edinburgh and York, I have family there… yeah that’d be good. Expensive though but I’d like that.”
Len and I went on to chat a whole lot more and he shared some stuff and asked me not to talk about it here which I’ll happily honour. What surprises me more than anything he shared, was the fact he was willing to open up and talk about some personal stuff, with me… a stranger. It was very cool and a real honour to meet and talk to Len.
Len in his full fishing ragaila – and don’t be put off by his scowl, he’s really a big softie at heart.
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