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Peel faster if you wanna be president!

October 15, 2011

Blog Guy, I’ve been trying to get a job in the exciting outdoor food service industry, and there aren’t any. Do you know why?

Of course. Politicians and celebrities are taking all of them.

Yes! That’s what happened to me! I tried getting work peeling potatoes in Ireland, and they gave the position to a presidential candidate, instead!

Sadly, it’s happening everywhere. Penny-pinching owners of public food stalls are finding VIPs more than willing to do the work, without even having to get pesky health department certifications and stuff like that.

Look at these photos. Sarah Palin serving hot dogs, Kate Middleton flipping pancakes…

Even Tim Pawlenty watching his presidential campaign shrivel up like a porkchop.

Labor Department statistics show that by 2014, 86 percent of the fast-food jobs in this country will be done by politicians, and it’s the same in other countries, too.

So there’s nothing I can do?

No, but if it’s any consolation, this Irish guy has to live with himself after posing under a sign saying “The Speedypeeler.” That’s a humiliation that’s going to linger…

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Top: Irish Presidential candidate Martin McGuinness peels vegetables during a visit to Ballinasloe Horse fair as he continues cavassing for votes, October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Left: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin serves hot dogs to well-wishers at the annual Governor’s Picnic in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

Bottom left: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty grills pork chops at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Right: The fiancee of Britain’s Prince William, Kate Middleton, flips a pancake during their visit on Shrove Tuesday to City Hall in Belfast March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Not to mention the food and entertainment specialists at State Fairs. Slice, dice, juliennne, sautee, fry, squeegee, vacuum, and demonstrate the latest automobiles. Carnival barking would be a natural for some of them, too.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

Great, now that song’s going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. “Peelings…oh, oh, oh, peelings…oh, oh, oh…”

Posted by BartKing | Report as abusive
 

Good, Bart, then my work here is finished…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

You had to put a funny face of Kate to make my day. :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Speedypeeler could be a candidate for the Full Monty platform…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

And what compliments a Speedypeeler? Why a Speedymasher of course! For mashed potatos in seconds!

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/01/04/made-in-the-shade-with-a-big-fa t-grenade/

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Sometimes the famous folks serve food. Sometimes they eat corn dogs. Sometimes they stare at corn cobs. They are hired for all kinds of food-service-industry related jobs.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

No wonder they make mincemeat of all the issues we are facing…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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