The Farmer And The Gas Main

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Local news item reminded me of the tale of the tale of the farmer and the gas pipe.

Supposedly, 'some contractors' no doubt wearing donkey jackets and wellies, offered to connect a farmer's house (on the quiet) to the major pipeline they were laying for a nominal sum.

Quite an outlay, but free gas forever.

The tale goes that they did the job, the farmer had a gas supply for the first time and money changed hands.


After a while the gas went off, but only at the farmhouse. So the farmer traced the pipe back from his place, only to find that he was not connected to the main, but to a big Calor gas bottle buried in a field.

Is it true?

Started: 4th Sep 2012 at 16:56
Last edited by dostaf: 4th Sep 2012 at 17:04:47

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Nowt on Snopes.

Ooohh err

Replied: 4th Sep 2012 at 17:01

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I know a 'Gypsy' who built a house and ran a cable across to the street light before burying it in rubble and tarmac. That was some Years ago, and he STILL gets the free juice.

Replied: 4th Sep 2012 at 17:26

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I thought that was mothers of young children many years ago.


Can't find a pic

Milk Possibly not free.

Replied: 4th Sep 2012 at 17:28
Last edited by dostaf: 4th Sep 2012 at 17:45:15

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Breast is best

Replied: 4th Sep 2012 at 22:13
Last edited by erontquay: 4th Sep 2012 at 22:15:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Any more and I'll be doing the farmer's sons and the profe wotsits joke.

I've been wracking my brains all night to remember the 'pipe layer' job advert one.

No joy.

Replied: 5th Sep 2012 at 00:56


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