Is that a gun in your pocket, or… Oh, it IS a gun!

November 25, 2009

It’s that time of year again, when college seniors start asking me for career advice.

“Bob,” writes one student at a northeastern college, “I picked up a glossy pamphlet on the exciting field of professional frisking.

“I’m good with my hands, so I thought this might be an option for me.”

Well, I get this question a lot, and of course there is much to be said for this glamorous career. You do get to grope interesting people, and use phrases like “Spread ‘em,” “You know the drill,” and “Up against the wall, pond-scum!”

Best of all it’s mostly night work, which leaves your days free to do whatever it is you thought you were going to do with that Art History degree.

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Top: A suspect is frisked by a policeman patrolling the slum district of Petare in Caracas, November 21, 2009.

Left: A 15-year-old girl is searched for weapons by a policewoman during a raid near a hospital at the slums of Petare in Caracas, November 22, 2009.

REUTERS photos by Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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More gratuitous ab shots for the ladies!

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

How could you ost about this topic and miss THIS little gem! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbLYf_tmW YEAbsolutely hysterical! I’ve signed up for bootcamp. LOL

Posted by Fuz | Report as abusive

ab shot? you’ve got to be kidding

Posted by Name | Report as abusive

The policeman should be arrested for exposing that guy’s gut in public! I just wish I hadn’t viewed it while eating lunch :(

Posted by Brent | Report as abusive

I wonder what jobs I can get with my English Lit degree? Professional beggar?

Posted by Perpugilliam Brown | Report as abusive

Bill, that is sooooooooooo not an AB shot!! I am sorry I saw this first thing in the morning…. :(

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Perpugilliam, I think you can aspire to find work as street vendor in Manila or Caracas, but only if you had a minor in finance or something of the kind. If, on the contrary, your minor was in early medieval heroic poetry, Professional Beggar is about as high as you can aim…

Posted by M | Report as abusive

I think you meant professional bard, M…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, is there an actual difference?

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Of course there is, M!!! Just like there is a difference between …. umm… between…. emm.. well, cant remember right now… Perpugilliam… could you care to elaborate? While I gather my thoughts??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Well, that shouldn’t take too long…

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive

Well, you see… there seems to have been a switch with my meds… I have been given meds that actually IMPROVES thought processes… now, we all know I dont need THAT!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive