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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

He's Fixing a Hole, When the Rain Gets in -- and Stops His Mind From Wandering

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge John the DPW worker -- whose last name is probably not "Lennon"
  • John the DPW worker -- whose last name is probably not "Lennon"
We've never seen Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. We've never seen the face Eleanor Rigby keeps in a jar by the door (what is it for?). And we've certainly never met the walrus.

But, we did manage to walk right into the re-enactment of another Beatles song, "Fixing a Hole."

This Department of Public Works employee, who gave his name as "John, just John," laughed when informed that his workday had been penned by Lennon/McCartney. While clogged drains such as this are often alleviated by vacuum trucks, he was left attempting to break through an intensely backed up mess with only a pointed stick.

Your humble narrator ran into him in the Lower Haight shortly after I woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up, I noticed I was late...

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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