The humble art of the bumsmith is all but forgotten. The last remaining bumsmithery closed in Wales in 1996 forcing 200 bumsmiths out of work. The closures are blamed on modern production techniques, and outsourcing to third world countries. Perhaps the sadest thing of all is that it is nearly impossible for bumsmiths to be re-skilled and re-introduced into the workforce because of their remarkable stupidity.
Most bumsmiths were either humanely destroyed, or went on to unsuccessful careers as rapists.
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