“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

This is Isidro Rodriguez. We call him Izzy.


26 years ago he walked onto the floor of a drilling rig and launched a career.

Izzy is the Tool Pusher – the no 2 man on a drilling operation. In that position he answer’s only to the Co Man. A very responsible, important position.

However, all of that is mere dressing to the guy. Background noise. Izzy the man is a rare human being. Every conversation with him begins with him asking “How are you? Need anything? Anything I can do for you?”

He’s my friend.

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.” Unknown

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2 Responses to Izzy

  1. Mark says:

    We see them out here fairly often. Their motivation is inspiring, especially when the environment and hours are factored in. I can only hope they are rewarded for their efforts.


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