[00:03.16]The double life of Alfred Bloggs
[00:12.51]Why did Alf want a white-collar job?
[00:17.84]These days,people who do manual work
[00:21.18]often receive far more money than people who work in offices.
[00:26.27]People who work in offices are frequently referred to as 'white-collar workers'
[00:31.71]for the simple reason that they usually wear a collar and tie to go to work.
[00:36.83]Such is human nature,
[00:38.74]that a great many people are often willing to sacrifice higher pay
[00:43.31]for the privilege of becoming white-collar workers.
[00:47.21]This can give rise to curious situations,
[00:50.04]as it did in the case of Alfred Bloggs
[00:53.62]who worked as a dustman for the Ellesmere Corporation.
[00:58.47]When he got married,
[01:00.09]Alf was too embarrassed to say anything to his wife about his job.
[01:05.11]He simply told her that he worked for the Corporation.
[01:09.06]Every morning,he left home dressed in a smart black suit.
[01:14.56]He then changed into overalls and spent the next eight hours as a dustman.
[01:20.50]Before returning home at night,he took a shower and changed back into his suit.
[01:26.68]Alf did this for over two years and his fellow dustmen kept his secret.
[01:33.33]Alf's wife has never discovered that she married a dustman and she never will,
[01:39.57]for Alf has just found another job.
[01:43.40]He will soon be working in an office.
[01:46.12]He will be earning only half as much as he used to,
[01:50.10]but he feels that his rise in status is well worth the loss of money.
[01:55.04]From now on,he will wear a suit all day
[01:58.89]and others will call him 'Mr.Bloggs',not 'Alf'.