“Wait! This gig offers dental, right?”
I’m getting a stream of e-mails from college seniors, frantic over what kind of career to choose in just a few months. Okay, write this down: if there is a job opportunity in which you are expected to hold an apple in your mouth while a dude the color of a Smurf slices into it with a chainsaw, that is not a career for you, even if it pays $8.20 an hour and is sort of show business.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure this young woman’s parents are very proud of her, and she is getting to see Peru. But if she had taken more home economics courses, or even watched a classic Honeymooners episode, she would know there are far easier ways to disassemble fruit.
If you’re still tempted, watch this slideshow:
A performer from the U.S. known as “The Enigma” uses a chainsaw to cut an apple placed in the mouth of his assistant during his show at the International Tattoo Convention in Lima November 24, 2007. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares