In the Dave Barry Gift Guide, all jokes aside, I do think it is wonderful that there is an American Standard Mega Plumber Action Figure hero. Plumbers are our unsung heroes. Who else will come in the middle of the night when your pipes burst or toilet overflows or sink is leaking? Aren’t we always relieved when they come to the rescue?
My father was in the plumbing business, and I have fond memories of riding in back of his Hillman Husky truck, with my feet propped up on all the pipes and valves.
It’s a shame that more people don’t apply for such a well-paying, much-needed, honorable occupation.
Karin Stahl, North Miami