Believe it or not, my dream job was being a rural mail carrier. How lucky am I that I actually was able to work at a job I enjoyed. I wrote several years ago about how I came about thinking being a rural carrier was a good occupation. Check here if interested.
There are other jobs that would be fun, perhaps not for an entire working career, but something to try.
It was Linda and Bonny’s comments about the blender that made me think of a job I’ve always thought intriguing. Demonstrating products. Like those almost magician-like hawkers often selling a food related item which are a staple at the State Fair. They seem to enjoy their work while working their crowd.
They have their appliance, all necessary ingredients, sides to show off their end product and usually a skillfully used sharp knife. Then, in the end, the knife is thrown in on the deal.
The all time best demonstrator is one I saw several years ago at the “World of Woodworking” show in Kansas City. Actually, all the people there are good, although we did see a lady cut herself rather badly demonstrating a drill cutter once.
The best demonstrator, though, was a man who was selling a matte cutting device for framing pictures. Within a 10 or 15 minute time period, he cut multiple mats, including oval and circles. He made little bird and animal cut outs on the mattes as well as double and even triple mattes. It was truly amazing. He definitely had the biggest audience at the show.
If I do decide to try this second occupation, I probably should settle on samples at Sam’s. Less likely to embarrass myself.