Gimme another swab, Bob!

January 4, 2009

Blog Guy, you give great career advice. Can you suggest one for me?

I’ll try. What do you like to do?

I really enjoy cleaning my ears with cotton swabs. It gives me hours of enjoyment.

I see. Then you may want to train for a career of cleaning the barrels on military tanks. It’s pretty much the same principle.

That’s for me! But is there any downside?

Well, yeah, this does violate my number one career rule: “Don’t take a job where you have to stand in the path of something that could pulverize you.” As these photos show, Tank Barrel Cleaning and Tank Barrel Adjusting fit into that category.

I don’t care! This is a dream job for me!

Then follow your dream! And keep in touch if, you know…

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Above: An Israeli soldier adjusts the barrel of a tank near Kibbutz Sufa, December 28, 2008.

Below: An Israeli soldier cleans the barrel of a tank near Kibbutz Sufa. REUTERS photos by Yannis Behrakis

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“I don’t know Sarge, they told me it was the new butter churn that we’re using for the mess kitchen. Some guy keeps popping out of the top moaning though. What’s that about?”

This is seriously funny…
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Check them out, you may find them useful.

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