Shake it, and see if that does anything!
Blog Guy, I’m graduating from college in May and I’m looking for an interesting career. Somebody gave me a colorful brochure on “The Exciting Field of Unexploded Ordnance Collecting,” and I wondered what you thought of that.
Look, I know it sounds glamorous, but I don’t recommend it.
See, the phrase “unexploded ordnance” is an incomplete thought. It really means ordnance that hasn’t exploded YET.
Ah, I get you. Well, my degree is in Film Studies, so if you have any ideas…
A Film Studies major, huh? Well then, maybe this IS the right career for you. After all, some of those explosives are real shiny and might look pretty on your coffee table.
Anyway, here’s how I picture a typical day on that job:
“Hey Lonnie! A car bomb just went off out there. Can you run over and pick up any stuff that didn’t explode yet?
“Look, I’d do it myself, but I’m eating my lunch. Don’t bring the stuff back here, just put it in a car and drive it to the big Unexploded Ordnance Pile, out there next to the Accordion and Bagpipe School.
“Oh and Lonnie, you be sure to use the Toyota, okay?”
Top: A Somali government policeman collects unexploded ordnance at the scene of a car bomb in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Right: A man holds unexploded ordnance at the car bomb scene. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi