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A STORY USED TO CIRCULATE AROUND THE AUTO PLANT ABOUT WHAT WAS DONE
BY SOME ANGERED FACTORY EMPLOYEE TO AN OVERBEARING FOREMAN. EVERYONE
HATED THE FOREMAN WHO WAS ALWAYS ON THE BACKS OF THE WORKERS TO WORK
HARDER AND FASTER, AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY MEN LOSING THEIR
JOBS. ONE DAY THE FOREMAN WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE PAINT ROOM WHERE HE
HAD BEEN SPRAYED BY MANY COATS OF ENAMEL AND THEN BAKED ALIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GORE ; MURDER ; RETALIATION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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THE FOLLOWING VERSE WAS REPEATED AFTER BEING INSULTED OR TEASED BY A
FELLOW PLAYMATE:
"I'M MADE OF RUBBER,
YOU'RE MADE OF GLUE,
EVERYTHING YOU SAY
BOUNCES OFF ME
AND STICKS TO YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; IRREGULAR RHYME ; RETALIATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.334
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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