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Jobs I’d Like to Have for Two Weeks

November 9, 2006

Leaf Sucker: In our neighborhood, crews come around to run a big machine that sucks piles of leaves up through a big hose and chops them before blowing them into a dump truck.

Window Washer: Especially on one of those crews that hangs from ropes to do medium-sized buildings.

Professional Driver: Closed Course.

Inventor/Marketer: I’m thinking lately about a drive-on platform that would jostle and jiggle to simulate a car in motion. That way, parents who are conflicted about fossil fuels, but who don’t want their sleeping kids to wake up could turn off the car (and their guilt) and relax. It wouldn’t need to be a drive-in theater or anything, since most of us are overstimulated, anyway. We’ll just read a book, or listen to the radio (people tell you, ‘sleep when your kids sleep,’ but that’s not any fun.). Ok, maybe Wi-Fi, too. I’d probably serve some great coffee, a few nice beers, and some pieces of cheese. Ok, maybe ice cream.

Assistant: Anything to help in one of Chef Billy’s kitchens– buying, prepping, cooking, plating, serving, washing.

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5 Responses to “Jobs I’d Like to Have for Two Weeks”

  1. dottie says:

    Nice list! Here’s mine:
    forest ranger
    sous-chef
    buyer for a cool shoestore
    plumber

  2. [REDACTED] says:

    Okay, this looks like fun!

    Here’s my list…
    musician
    graphic designer
    stay-at-home dad
    a pair of really expensive pants
    unscrupulous hedge fund manager

  3. Maggie says:

    I would totally use that car jostling thing. But would you provide a book? I know I would forget to bring one.

  4. emmegab says:

    Mike, I’ve gotta agree with your last choice the most…cause it’s way fun. Just wasn’t the same without him at last night’s party.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Rock star
    Actress (stage or film)
    Talk Show Hostess
    News Anchor(ess)

    No theme, really.

    Shonda :)

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