Hey, I never claimed to be the smartest kid in class, but check this out.
This week I was privileged to have a lunchbox full of serious manual labor to do. I’m not in fantastic shape and I was still sore from some misadventure last weekend, but I surprised myself when I realized that I was audibly grunting with effort. Seriously, for a minute I thought a women’s tennis match had broken out right there in the garage.
Apparently, this caused my sub-conscious mind some amusement, and later in the day it hit me: That’s why manual labor is called “Grunt Work” Because it makes you grunt when you do it. Right? I had never put the clues together before. I just thought that those of us doing this kind of work were called grunts just because, and thus the work was called Grunt Work. Am I the dumbest man on earth? Don’t answer that, but I’m curious if anyone else passed over that particular meaning.
Comment here please, both of you!