August 30, 2007

New Winner of the Worst Job in the World Contest

Until now, I thought that being a restroom attendant was the worst job in the world. They have to stand in the restroom all evening, near the stalls, while people are going to the bathroom, and then hand them soap and hand towels.

Now there's a new winner for worst job in the world: the police officer who arrested Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Let me get this straight: This officer sits in a restroom stall for hours at a time, presumably with his pants down for authenticity, and waits for men to come on to him with their feet or otherwise? And all the while, the other 99.9% of men in the restroom are going to the bathroom all around him?

What does a cop have to do to get this gig? At least the restroom attendant gets to stand, keep his pants on, and walk outside for fresh air every once in a while. Plus he gets tips.


At 7:44 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

I hadn't thought about the cop's job in this way. You are so right. This reminds me of the cop in John Kennedy Toole's book "The Confederacy of Dunces." He is always being given similar assignments. If you haven't read it, go find it and get ready for a terrific read.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger media concepts said...

Thanks, that's my job. Coincidentally I just started reading "A Confederacy" for the first time about a week ago, after a friend of mine published a book whose main character he said was based on Ignatius J. Reilly. I actually didn't like the opening passages much, but will give it a chance.


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