|04-28-2004, 11:15 AM||#1|
Keeper of the Decorum
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NC - USA
what job do you wish you had thought of
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through the parking lot into the building towards my action, packed, exciting, thrill a minute work place. In front of the building is a charming little park like area that we're not actually allowed to go near. It really is quite beautiful from my vantage point from the overlook near the traffic circle There is a fountain in the middle of a little pond surrounded by dogwoods and flowers adorned quite nicely with "stay the hell off the damn grass, what do I pay you for" signs.
Note: I may be paraphrasing the sign thing a bit, but it is quite clear that it's a look at thing and not to be interacted with in any way.
As I neared the building, I saw a guy standing on the edge of the bank directing a small remote controlled boat around the pond. Instantly I was jealous. Here it is a beautiful spring day and he's playing with a little boat while I'm locked away in my cubicell. Then it got worse, oh yes much much worse. I got closer and saw a truck that identified this guy as working for a pond and fountain maintenance company. I realized that this means that this guy was playing with a little boat and getting PAID to do it.
Where was this as a career choice when my high school guidance counselor was trying to get me to consider what I wanted to do with my life? No one ever said I could play with little boats in ponds for a living.
Oh but it gets worse. I once met a guy at a Widespread Panic show who grows marijuana for a living. I know what you're thinking, so has everyone, but this was different. This guy was growing medical marijuana for the state of California all upstanding and legal like. He had purchased a large quantity of land out in the middle of nowhere and had a contract with the state to GROW WEED LEGALLY.
Here again, where in the hell was my guidance counselor?
I think I'm going to quit my job and go work as a designer for Legoland.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss
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