Act like you can’t see the guy with the bomb over there….
Blog Guy, your career advice has been invaluable to others, and I want to run something past you. Some recruiters came to our college and handed out brochures about entering the exciting field of Improvised Explosive Devices. Do you think I should consider this?
Hmmm. I can’t honestly support a choice like that. Sure, it LOOKS glamorous, and lying on your back wearing a ski mask, covered with some really bad camouflage and holding a bomb may SEEM like a pretty easy gig…
Exactly! Plus, there’s no weekend work, and the brochure says my art history major will really come in handy!
Well, they probably make it sound a lot better than it really is, just like journalism brochures used to do. Yes, I fell for the old “Hot chicks can’t resist a journalist” line. But I digress…
I do have one question, Blog Guy. How am I supposed to disarm a bomb and make it safe if I’m on my back holding it like that?
DISARM the bomb? Oh dear. You stopped reading the brochure before the surprise ending, didn’t you?
An Islamic Jihad militant holds an improvised explosive during a training drill in front of the media near Gaza city December 26, 2009.REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa