The easiest job on earth?
Blog Guy, I’ve just graduated from college, and I would like some of your famous career advice. Can you help me?
If it doesn’t take too long. What are you looking for?
I’m sorry, you can’t have my job. However, I’ve searched the world and found something right up your lazy alley. How about being the Italian Tourism Minister?
You’re sure that’s easy enough?
Here’s the thing. Italy is probably the greatest place on earth outside the U.S. It’s beautiful, the people are charming, it has art, history, religion, fashion, culture, majestic views, beaches, and the food and wine are to die for.
And here is the very best part. It’s not one of those undiscovered gems. Tourists already know about it, it’s full all year long, and visitors practically have to take a number just to get in, so you don’t have to sell the place.
Hmmm that sounds easy enough, even for me.
There is one very small thing. The person who holds the job now is very easy on the eyes, and she has a tiger….
Yikes! Why does she need that?
Probably to discourage the tourist overflow, would be my guess.
Top and right: Italian Tourism Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla poses with a tiger in this undated picture made available by Minister’s press office. Brambilla is making the rounds on Italian social networks this week for pictures of her playing with a full grown tiger. The apparent home video has sparked some allegations that the touching pictures have been made available at a time when Brambilla needs to show a softer side of her nature, and that maybe the animal was doped. The minister denies such allegations. REUTERS/Handout
Lower right: taly’s Tourism Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla attends a political meeting in downtown Milan May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Paolo Bona