“Alright buddy, since this is your first time I'm going to show you the ropes.” Said Jack. Matt nodded. This was Matt's first time on the job, although he wasn't exactly excited for it. Matt and Jack are plumbers, Jack's been unclogging drains and cleaning pipes for years, Matt just happened to be good with his hands and needed the money.
“Whatever, man.” Said Matt, sounding bored. Jack didn't seem to notice or care that Matt was bored, and knelt down under the sink in front of them. “Old pipes, some rust, lots of crap, definitely haven't been properly cleaned in years.” Said Jack, poking and prodding with his gloved fingers. “Our clients said it doesn't drain properly, so let's see what they mean.” Jack stood up and turned on the faucet. The sink filled up with water relatively quickly, but it wasn't draining as fast.
"Drain's clogged, I'm assuming. Let's see how long it takes to drain.” Said Jack. Matt wasn't paying attention, he seemed more interested in the embroidered towels hanging over the toilet. After a few minutes, the sink finally drained. Jack reached for his toolbox and pulled out a drain tool. He took the tool and shoved it down the hole, and then slowly pulled it in and out.
“This oughtta do it.” He said. “You gotta go nice and slowly to shake things up in there. Just gotta be careful when you pull out 'cause you might bring some crap with you, y'see.”
“Right, gotcha.” Said Matt, focusing less on the plumbing and more on a freckle on his finger he only just noticed. Jack suddenly stopped pulling. “Uh oh,” he said. “I think I got the shaft stuck.”
“Anything I can do to help?” Said Matt, finally taking interest.
“Yeah, help me pull it out,” said Jack. “I'm getting old, I can't do this by myself.” Matt rolled his eyes and moved closer to the sink. He placed his hands around Jack's wrists and started pulling. They both strained and groaned as they tried to pull out the drain tool.
“Holy shit it's in there tight.” Said Matt, taking a moment to catch his breath. Jack used this as an opportunity to look through his toolbox. “Oh no wonder, I forgot to use my special jelly and jam.” Matt looked up, confused. “Jelly and jam? What's the difference?”
“Well Matt, it's quite simple, really,” Said Jack. “Jelly is what you use before you jam it in.”