News, but not the serious kind
Merlot on the go?
Blog Guy, like many of your readers I’m looking for a new and interesting career. I like to drive, I like retail work, and I enjoy making people happy. Any ideas?
I may have just the thing. How would you like to drive a van around and stop to sell wine to people?
That could be fun. Folks must be happy to see the Wine Mobile arrive, right?
Exactly! Sort of the Good Humor man for grown-ups!
Where would I drive this Wine Mobile?
You know, the usual places. Indianapolis, Kokomo, Evansville, Chernobyl…
Um back up a minute. Chernobyl? Where they had the world’s worst nuclear accident?
Yes, I believe you’re right, but you don’t have to go INTO Chernobyl, you just go to the almost-abandoned villages near what they call the “exclusion zone.”
It looks kind of bleak there. Wouldn’t I need some bright lights on the van to give off a glow so they can see me coming?
In Chernobyl? I wouldn’t worry about it.
Top: A man buys a bottle of wine from a mobile shop in the almost abandoned village of Rudnoe, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, February 22, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the world’s worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26.
Belarussian villagers gather at a mobile shop in the almost abandoned village of Novosiolki, near the exclusion zone.
REUTERS photos by Vasily Fedosenko
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