Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have another career path. I do enjoy teaching, but sometimes another job sounds interesting and less exhausting than the one I have now. Although, many jobs have qualities that appeal to me, at the top of my list are international spy, book publisher, drug dealer, travel writer, and pretty much any job that let’s me use the bathroom whenever I want.
On the other hand, there are many jobs that, for one reason or another, do not sound the least bit appealing. In order to not offend anyone, instead of listing the actual jobs I wouldn’t want, here is a list of characteristics that I wouldn’t want in a job…
- I wouldn’t want to clean anything; animate or inanimate.
- I wouldn’t want to touch anyone I don’t know.
- I wouldn’t be able to catch, clean, cook, touch, smell, taste any type of seafood. Yes including lobster and crab!
- I wouldn’t be able to touch, taste, smell, or listen to mayonnaise.
- I wouldn’t be able to touch, taste, smell, listen to tuna salad.
- I wouldn’t be able to talk on the phone all day long.
- I wouldn’t want to be in front of a camera – still, video, or otherwise
- I wouldn’t want to work with dead bodies, human or animal.
- I wouldn’t want to drive in traffic.
- I wouldn’t want to garden.
- I wouldn’t want to work outside in the hot sun.
- I wouldn’t be able to look at or touch snakes.
- I wouldn’t want to deal with people complaining or yelling at me about something out of my control.
Before I started teaching, “waking up early in the morning” was also on my list of things I wouldn’t do. Now that I’m teaching, I’ve had to give up on that one up. It’s painful! I guess I’d probably sacrifice for some of these for the perfect job, although I wouldn’t for the mayonnaise, cleaning, or snakes! Ick!