Tales of employment

t r e f o l o g y

We all know the story

of how the eight members of Wallace Hartley’s band

continued playing

even as the Titanic was sinking.

But sometimes I wonder,

what of the other service staff?

ii.

What was the crepe guy doing?

Was he making crepes?

Or, was he making a raft made of crepes?

iii.

I think too of the ship’s scarf juggler.

Did he continue juggling scarves?

And did the Titanic even have a scarf juggler?

I have no idea.

I just assume, yes.

iv.

Finally,

what of the legend of the ship’s masseur?

Some claim, that during

the ship’s final moments

the masseur could be seen frantically giving

deep tissue leg massages,

though to himself.

v.

“Oh, legs don’t fail me now!”

He was last heard to say.

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