A RETIRED builder is reliving the days when he used to have a job by sitting on his jacksie doing sod all, he has confirmed.
Roy Hobbs admits he has found retirement hard to cope with because he has nowhere to go and nothing to do, as opposed to his working days when he would go to someone else’s house and do nothing there.
He said: “Of course I didn’t always go. Sometimes I couldn’t be arsed.
“But I didn’t realise quite how much of my life was geared around the deliberate avoidance of work. Without that there I don’t feel like I’ve got any purpose.
“So I was delighted when my sister-in-law asked me to help out with her extension. I was round there at 7am dumping my cement mixer in her garden, and back in bed by 9am.
“I’m round here five afternoons a week, sitting on a milk crate, drinking endless cups of tea, smoking roll-ups and listening to Steve Wright.
“I haven’t done so much as put one brick on top of another. It’s been glorious.”
Wife Yvonne Hobbs said: “It’s given him a new lease of life. When he comes home at night, he’s really loving doing fuck all again.”