Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Incentive for Higher Education

In preschool last year M had a friend in class whose aspiration in life was to become a Pumper Truck Driver.  Really - on career week that's what he had me write on the paper as he drew his picture.  Ummm... if you don't know what a Pumper Truck Driver is then maybe you wouldn't have been grossed out by his picture, and I maybe shouldn't have asked...

A pumper truck driver is important to keeping our world functioning - but not a job I'd recommend.  Without pumper truck drivers port-a-potties 'round the world would be overflowing with... well, whatever is in them.  I personally wouldn't know what is in them because I have learned that I have excellent bladder control when it comes to port-a-potties... I can hold it for HOURS.  One of my worst nightmares is taking the kids to the reservoir and them needing to go!

So Tuesday night after Scouts the boys come home from school - and I'm channel flipping and come across "Dirty Jobs" - and lo and behold the job they're highlighting is Pumper Truck Driver.  Just the idea of this makes me yog - I had to cover my eyes during a goodly portion of the show because while I may have excellent bladder control, I have a very sensitive gag reflex.  That RV movie... yeah - seriously gross!!!  Had to close my eyes AND plug my ears for that one!  I'm willing to bet good money that the concession sales during that show were lacking somewhat!

I don't think I'll be marking the calendar for the next Dirty Jobs episode - or maybe I will, and I'll just manage to have dishes left to do...  I don't mind the boys watching it - W announced just a few minutes in that he DEFINITELY wants to go to college now!

7 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

BwwaaaHaHaHa! You know, when my sister was little, she wanted to be a Quincy. (You know, the TV guy who worked in the morgue.) And the Tongginator wanted to be a doot-doot girl all last year. If you are unfamiliar with the job description of a doot-doot girl, think cashier at a grocery store.

Heidi Ashworth said...

See, there is good in everything if you just look for it! BTW, I love your profile pic. Who does your hair?

cold cocoa said...

I too shudder whenever I'm forced into a port-a-potty. Or a park bathroom.
I've never thought of the workers who actually have to dump those things!

Heather B said...

I loooove Dirty Jobs! Not the dirty jobs I have to do, but the show. It totally cracks me up, and makes me thankful for all the folks out there that do the jobs I never want to do! I take diaper-changing and laundry duty, thank you very much. I've found that it's also a good college incentive for my kids, too. Thanks for the laugh today.

Kristina P. said...

Maybe I could have this blog AND a boil. Awesome.

lori said...

HEHEHE! I never thought of dirty jobs as an incentive for college, maybe I should get cable after all...hmmm

Becky said...

I Love the show Dirty Jobs! I found my way here from Dunhaven Place. Love your blog!