In 1973 I had a year’s experience as a Journeyman Electrician after completing 4 years of apprenticeship. I was on a job in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a man named Ed, who was from St. Louis, Missouri. At lunchtime it was customary for the crew to tell stories of days-gone-by and one day Ed told us about Jimmy The Steeplejack.
Jimmy was another electrician in St. Louis who Ed worked with in the mid-1960s. After work the guys would go out on the town together to meet women or just hang out in a bar or nightclub. No matter where Ed went, he always seemed to run into Jimmy and Jimmy always had a date.
According to Ed, Jimmy was not much to look at but he was always with the most beautiful woman in the room. After a year or so of double-dating with Jimmy, or just encountering him and a date by chance, Ed decided to find out Jimmy’s secret.