Winner for the Plant Services cartoon caption contest

July 2, 2009
Congratulations to Blair Shaffer who submitted the winning caption to the Plant Services cartoon. A new cartoon has been posted.

Do you need some maintenance for your funny bone? Plant Services is here to help. "Plant Toon-Up," the latest addition to PlantServices.com, features one-panel wonders by artist Steve Herner that are guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. Join in on the mechanical mayhem and submit a caption for the cartoon that appears below. The winning caption will be featured on Plant Services' Web site and highlighted in the PlantServices.com eNewsletter.

I could be wrong, but when the boss said we had to cut back on expenses, I don’t think he meant PPE.


  • "I guess this must be a rush job." — Richard Paolini
  • "I guess you didn't get the memo about shortcuts." Andy Larson
  • "I know we're welding in the Bahamas but..." Mark Musser 
  • "I thought left-handers were supposed to be in their right minds." Carson Basaraba 
  • "I can’t see; your shorts are too bright." Cameron Brown

Click here to view the current Plant Services cartoon


  • "While you're doing that, do you mind if I go finish off the six-pack of cold ones you left at the beach?" — Mark Schreiber
  • "Well, you called me in!" — Brian Bryant
  • "I know you are going on vacation after today. Isn't there a safer way to start your tan?" — Miles Thompson
  • "Now that my eyes are fried, that x-ray vision may not be such a good thing." — John Patterson
  • "That’s not what they mean by casual Friday." — Dell Simpson
  • "Are you going for permanent hair removal?" — Wendy Panaro
  • "As long as I can dream about a vacation ... who really needs one?"— Travis Samples
  • "I think you’re taking this casual Friday thing a little too far."—  Kirby Hostetler
  • "Are those shorts fire-resistant?" — Art Reynolds
  • "That's one way to get a tan..." — Timothy Golden
  • "I know we're working through plant shutdown, but shouldn't you still be wearing your safety shoes?" — Dawn Rigney
  • "And why do you have you mask up?" — Juel Karns
  • "Is that the latest steel-toed work sandal from China?" — Rich Barnard
  • "Are you sure the safety guy isn't coming in today?" — Tom Noack
  • "Shouldn’t you at least wrap those pigs in a fire blanket?" — Steve Fojtik
  • "Hey, Ma'am. That's gonna ruin your pedicure if you're not more careful!" — Robert Ryan
  • "This is the closest I have been to a sunset in years!" — Gregg Lambrix
  • "Hey, Joe! The airport called; they found your luggage."— Mike Lawwill
  • "Ralph, you may want to consider early retirement, today!" — Thomas Brockmann
  • "Hey...red just isn't your color!" — Daniel Sledge
  • "I KNEW we shouldn’a hired one o’ dem underwater clowns for dis job..." — Michael Folsom
  •  "Hey, Lefty. Go ahead and start your vacation." — Michael Flanagan
  • "Aren't those the same pattern as your slag rag?" — Richard Yockel
  • "Hey, Bob. It's low tide" — David Fiebelkorn
  • "I hope you’ve got your sunscreen on, but your jams too bright!" — Jim Reynolds
  • "Uh, Tom. The boss wants to talk to you about PPE, NOW!"— Mark Ford
  • "Stop! That’s dangerous! You might trip on that welding cable!" — Chester Mah
  • "Hey, buddy. You forgot your pants and steel-toed shoes again!" — Dan Diedel
  • "Did you dress in the dark?" — Joe Nino
  • "I don’t know which is worse, staring at your weld arc or looking at those shorts!" — Gabriel Robb
  • "It's hard to find GOOD summer help!" — Mark Robinson
  • "I can fix just about anything, but I CAN'T FIX STUPID"  — Robert Herndon

Click here to view the current Plant Services cartoon

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