Take This Job and Shove It
by The Pirate
I’ve read a few things lately about what people would do if they won the lottery. That’s kind of obvious and predictable. You would be rich, pay your debts, travel, party, buy new things and most likely squander your newfound wealth despite all good intentions.
I was just wondering what I would do for a living if I quit the pirate business and had the freedom to go anywhere and carve out a new career, doing whatever suited me. I’ve been rolling it around in my head all day and I’m still not sure. I’ve been at sea for 11 years, but a few years back, I took three years off and did just that, I carved out a new career onshore in a totally unrelated field. I was immensely lucky given where I live, to find a position working to maintain and protect the quality of the water on an under a Native American Indian Reservation as well as a good chunk of one of the Great lakes. It was an interesting, rewarding, exciting and unbelievably fun-filled job. Unfortunately, it just didn’t pay the bills and had little future prospects associated with it. Had the money been enough to put my kids through college on, I would still be there today, canoeing the rivers and streams, at peace with the world and myself. But it wasn’t, so I went back to my mistress, the sea.
But what would I do, if I had the freedom to pursue any career within reason, again? Dammed if I know, maybe something to help kids in some way. I love kids and wouldn’t mind teaching. Whatever the case, I’d do it as far away from the sea as possible. What would you do, if given the chance to make a new career and why?
The Pirate didn't say he'd do two chicks at the same time. But the editors are fairly sure he was thinking it.
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I think, for the first time that I've been working, I'm happy with the way things are going. I honestly can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.
Posted by: Uber | March 20, 2007 9:43 AM
no doubt about it two chicks at once F---in A
Posted by: fyremandoug | March 20, 2007 11:03 AM
..anything I want to, hhmmm. I would buy and renovate an old house and open up a home for troubled teens. A sanctuary they could escape to, to learn and thrive and they would not have to worry about anything, except being a teenager. So I guess that I would be a teacher, of sorts.
Posted by: ~crazy peanut~ | March 20, 2007 12:37 PM
I'd open a combination record store/coffee shop/comic book store/pool hall/arcade.
Who cares if it fails? I'm rich. I can take the loss AND live the rest of my life in my dream world.
Posted by: michele | March 20, 2007 4:23 PM
Michele, I want to do the same thing.
Posted by: Tim | March 20, 2007 5:48 PM
I would own a roller rink with a mini golf course and go-cart track. Maybe a place for laser tag or paintball. If only I won the lottery....
Posted by: Jenn (from A Lady Laments) | March 21, 2007 11:34 AM
I really like the idea of a lazer tag joint w/ a bar. Get drunk and shoot people!!!!!
Posted by: Pirate | March 21, 2007 11:18 PM
The lazer tag and booze would be very very cool
Posted by: fyremandoug | March 22, 2007 11:33 PM
ok I freakin hate it when I have a epileptic seizure and double post
Posted by: fyremandoug | March 22, 2007 11:38 PM