Friday, March 17, 2006

Quick Job Post

If you're feeling dissatisfied with your job, maybe this will cheer you up. Yesterday I was driving along and saw one of those guys dressed as Uncle Sam standing on the side of the road, holding a sign which advertised whatever fly-by-night tax preparation and lawnmower repair service is in the neighborhood this week, and I thought to myself "That has to be the worst possible job." Holding a sign on a stick? Basically, any job where you could be replaced by a bucket of sand is not a good use of a human bean. I wanted to get a picture, but I quit trying to snap photos while I'm driving - I decided to quit before I had an accident.

I drove on, thinking "That's the worst job our society has to offer," when on the next corner I spotted a guy advertising Wing Zone, the hot wing delivery service. He was dressed as a big yellow chicken, holding a sign and flapping his arms.

"I stand corrected," I thought. Although there is a kind of ironic glee to be had from a job where you stand in public and spend all day telling the world "Eat me!"

15 comments:

Liz said...

LMAO! Remind me of that sex in the city episode where the giant hot dog keeps telling one of the gals to eat him. I'd much rather be Sam than food.

Seven said...

Funny stuff...Grant
Nothing better that a story about a fat yellow chicken of commerce able to express hisself on the corner...you are right...US is the best darned country in the world!
Even if Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter and Wesley Clark are still alive.

Kerry said...

HAHAHAH... dang, I wish you could have snapped a picture!

Honestly, are those good marketing tools. I'd love to know how many customers are brought in by the clucking chickens on the road!?

april said...

I'd hate to be the person who has to cleans the bed pans in nursing homes. Or whipe their asses. Or bathe their wrinkled naked bodies. Ok, I'm going to puke now.

fatty ~ said...

bahahaha!

sure did sooth the pain man ~ these days sign ppl would be replaced by one of the tow along trailer ads... or those blow up signs outside shops...

Blue said...

I'm sure the profession where you stand on a street corner & say 'eat me' for money would be worse :-)

Nobius said...

I had a friend who held a buffet sign, etc outside. He said people would drive by and throw things at him all the time.

That was on his good days. :)

TTD said...

LOL!

thanks! i needed this...

Kira said...

Ok, how about being the mascot for the University of South Carolina? Their mascot is the gamecock, and the fellow dressed up in the red gamecock outfit is called COCKY. I saw cocky today at the St. Patrick's day celebration in five points, Columbia, today. The sun was out. Everybody could drink beer but him. He had to dance around and pretend to be happy while folks said, HEY, COCKY!

Then again, it's great to have my master's degree from that place. I mean really, when my pro-USC tshirt reads, "You Can't Lick Our Cocks," it can't get better.

PBS said...

There are a lot of really bad jobs around and thinking about them making Monday a little bit better, thanks!

Joe said...

I've done the chicken suit thing before...um...but not for pay or anything.

Grant said...

liz - that's one way to get a date. Maybe I'll try the hotdog approach. Or dress like a package of tofu to attract the Asian women.

rick - is it legal to shoot the roadside chickens if you plan to have them for dinner, or do you need a permit?

kerry - I wonder if they keep a tally of the number of people who come in and say "I wasn't hungry, but I saw your giant chicken by the road and just had to stop."

april - thanks for sharing.

aka fatty - or maybe we could replace them with a blowup doll.

bluebolt - it could be kind of therapeutic if you don't get attacked.

nobius - what constituted a bad day? Being sodomized by the guy in the chicken suit?

ttd - you're welcome. Sounds like you need a vacation.

kira - sounds like Cocky is an intership program for people pursuing careers in the field of Roadside Chickenry.

pbs - my job does seem a little brighter today.

joe - for real fun, dress like a chicken and then take out a Burger King with an uzi.

circe said...

You forgot the life-size Sonic cup! They have definitely been spotted around here (but not recently). Just watch The Simple Life as Paris and Nicole wore the costumes in Altus, AR. I was rolling on the floor laughing. Actually I plan a post about that soon...

Grant said...

circe - Sonic is nearly dead in this part of the country. I've seen more of them converted into liquor stores than ones still in operation.

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