The glamorous world of foreign hernias
Blog Guy, thanks for the useful career advice for us recent grads. I have a batch of glossy brochures for promising careers overseas, and I’m hoping you can help me narrow my search.
Here’s one from a place called Ukraine, entitled, “The Thrilling World of Tire Delivery!”
Okay, all you need to know about tire delivery there is that they don’t use wheels on their delivery carts. You DRAG them across the concrete, like this guy here.
The irony of schlepping tires without USING tires seems lost on them. This man in the photo has a hernia operation every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Ouch! That’s not for me! Okay, here’s a brochure, from Russia. It’s about a career in taking burning flares away from protesters, and it’s called “Hold On to that Flare, Jer!”
They say there’s a retired professional flare-grabber visiting my area now, and they want me to meet with him. Any advice?
Yes. Avoid giving him a firm handshake.
Top: Vitali Mikheev of Ukraine attempts to lift a 662-pound tray with tires during the “Minsk Open Cup” weightlifting competition in Minsk, September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Right: Policemen attempt to take away a smoke flare from an opposition activist during a protest rally in Moscow, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin