Have a Glass
Take a moment to once again reflect on the idea of waste not, want not. Now, answer this question: what do you think happens to anything you flush down the toilet? In a few seconds, it is literally out of sight, out of mind. But, you can’t seriously think that it just magically disappears, is reabsorbed into the earth and used as fertilizer or something.
While that concept of recycling sounds less offensive, the truth is a harsh reality for some poor guy or gal that works very hard every day in a waste water treatment plant. The water we flush is cleaned and treated to the point that it would actually be safe to drink. So, the next time you enjoy a glass or a bottle of water, someone in a waste treatment plant made it possible.
Looks can be Deceiving
If you would like to get paid for being such a tad bit sneaky, this might be the perfect job for you. When you go to the market and buy citrus fruit, doesn’t it look yummy? The lemons are such a bright yellow and the oranges are the epitome of a morning sunrise. But, you should know that someone is getting paid to make that fruit look extra appetizing, so it will make its way into your shopping cart. People actually get paid to be citrus fruit dyers, in order to conceal how ripe the fruit really is, or hide imperfections that make it look less than delicious.
Lasso a Reptile
If danger and notoriety are things to which you aspire, you might want to check into the occupation of crocodile wrangler. Of course, if you have cable television, you have probably seen people who entertain thousands every summer by subduing well feed crocs in captivity.
But, what about the guys that literally risk life and limb to keep the public safe. If you live in a neighborhood near where crocodiles like hang out, you know that one occasionally visits a back yard. Some pets have mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen again. In order to make sure that the next victim of a hungry and wild crocodile isn’t a child, someone has to wrangle that beast into submission and move it away from populated areas. It could be you.
Stay tuned. These are but a few of the strange, yucky, and amazing jobs that people actually get paid to fulfill. So, if you are looking for an interesting career change, you might want to consider something a little more unique than the regular 9-5 desk job.