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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.