I want a new job with benefits. Health insurance, you ask? Pish-posh. I want the benefits like the right to a daily shower with hot water, whether I need one or not. I want to be able to sleep a full 6 hours at night without being awakened 20 minutes before the alarm clock goes off to be asked, “What time is it?” I want to be able to have a “lunch break” where I can actually get more than one forkful of food into my mouth before someone else asks me to serve them seconds. I want it all.
I’m thinking that a career in firefighting might be a good choice for me. I got tons of training in how to get people someplace safely in record speeds by being told 12 minutes before soccer practice starts that I was unknowingly volunteered to drive the carpool. I’m also pretty good with bandaids and antiseptic, so maybe I could train to be an EMT. I break up fist fights between teenage boys at least three times a day. Perhaps an official on a nuclear disarmament team? Peace talks? Referee for a football club in Liverpool? Or maybe rodeo clown…but clowns creep me out.
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