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I'd like to be a transportation worker

By jkameleon ·
When they go on strike, everything grinds to a halt that very moment.

When I go on strike, nobody even notices.

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I'd like to be a Casino dealer

by JimmyRutter In reply to I'd like to be a transpor ...

I want to quit IT and go become a dealer in a casino.

But I feel I would have wasted getting a degree in Computation if I go and do that now!

I don't know how many casinos there are in the UK as well.

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What is stopping you?

by JamesRL In reply to I'd like to be a Casino d ...

Surely you can give it a try part time - see what the requirements are(here they have schools), and see if you might pick it up part time.

I work with a collegue who used to be a waiter at a steakhouse, and he was a very outgoing kind of guy - so when he got the job here he kept on working there part time.

Have you seen the movie "Croupier"?


I've had a lot of people think I am some kind of "Baron Munchausen" kind of guy because of the things I've done and the people I've met. I don't lie about it or exagerate. But I don't let opportunities go by either.

I had an interest in politics, I went to a few events, and one thing led to another - I ended up working on Parliament Hill.

I had an interest in skiing, so I ended up working weekends at a private ski club and met a few Olympic team members(Brian and Karen Stemmle). I got to ski a world cup downhill course that will be the Olympic course in 2010.

I hung around and worked for a few political types and got to know a few famous(in Canada) journalists(Barbra Frum, Peter Mansbridge, Mike Duffy).

When I was consulting, I partnered with someone who was a "famous" radio jock in the 60's and 70s, who got into computers, but still was a radio jock on the weekends. Through him I met a few famous media types. (Mr. Canoe Head, the Kids in the Hall)

And I'm not from a priveleged background - my dad has a grade 10 education and my mom didn't attend any schools after high school. I'm not name dropping - meeting these people doesn't make me any better than anyone else, but I am trying to point out that if you put yourself out there, things can happen. And I wasn't trying to meet any of these people, I was just pursuing my interests.

If you want to explore, do it. You don't have to give up the comfort and security of your current job to test the waters. You may have to give up some social time. The hardest part is taking the first step.

James

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You sound more like..

by Montgomery Gator In reply to What is stopping you?

..a Canadian version of Forrest Gump than like Baron von Munchausen. The good Baron got to meet Uma Thurman (as Aphrodite) :-)

Did you do the "I'm pinching your head" routine with the Kids in the Hall? That was hilarious!!!

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Kids in the Hall

by JamesRL In reply to You sound more like..

I worked with their production company - Broadway Video which is owned by Lorne Michaels. He shipped a bunch of Macs up to Toronto when they were getting started.

They were producing and filming in these old CBC building that had crap wiring, and the electrical problems were causing the Macs to have power supply problems and the occasional HD corruption. Luckily they were 4 blocks away from the Mac dealership I worked at.

The producers introduced me to the gang, but no funny stuff I am afraid - they were kinda ackward actually. I met them before the show aired and they were pretty nervous. I got tickets to a few tapings.

I worked closer with Mr. Canoehead aka Paul Chatto. He was a member of the Frantics, which started on radio and then migrated to a short lived TV series. Paul was hired to lead comedy development for CBC. (Anyone remember "Not my department" a zany comedy set in government bureacracy? or "Mosquito Lake"?) He would admit it didn't go well. He later became a Mac multimedia developer.

I haven't met Uma Thurman or Aphrodite, but I had a date with someone who went on to be an Olympic athlete and then a CBC sports commentator. She was very attractive - I don't want to embarass her or myself by mentioning her name, cause well, its a long story. I do think she was as pretty as Uma.

Forest Gump - well, I'd like to think I was more intelligent, and frankly more in control of my destiny. But its probably as good a fit as it gets.

James

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by JimmyRutter In reply to What is stopping you?

I may start part time and try it out ? over Christmas I will have to look at if there is anywhere to learn over here.

I have never seen that movie but will make a note of it and try and watch it now

Thank you for the encouragement as well! Like you say taking the first step is the hardest part ...

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I wanna be an astronaut....

by ccthompson In reply to I'd like to be a transpor ...

They get to do all sorts of fun stuff, like battle aliens, fly around planets, and eat toothpaste that tastes like steak.

Yep, thats the life for me!

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I want to be a dentist

by Montgomery Gator In reply to I wanna be an astronaut.. ...

When I was young and just a bad little kid,
My momma noticed funny things I did.
Like shootin' puppies with a BB-Gun.
I'd poison guppies, and when I was done,
I'd find a *****-cat and bash in it's head.
That's when my momma said...
(What did she say?)
She said my boy I think someday
You'll find a way
To make your natural tendencies pay...

You'll be a dentist.
You have a talent for causing things pain!
Son, be a dentist.
People will pay you to be inhumane!

You're temperment's wrong for the priesthood,
And teaching would suit you still less.
Son, be a dentist.
You'll be a success.

"Here he is folks, the leader of the plaque."
"Watch him suck up that gas. Oh My God!"
"He's a dentist and he'll never ever be any good."
"Who wants their teeth done by the Marqui DeSade?"

"Oh, that hurts! Wait! I'm not numb!"
"Eh, Shut Up! Open Wide! Here I Come!"

I am your dentist.
And I enjoy the career that I picked.
I'm your dentist.
And I get off on the pain I inflict!

I thrill when I drill a bicuspid.
It's swell, though then tell me I'm mal-adjusted.

And though it may cause my patients distress.
Somewhere...Somewhere in heaven above me...
I know...I know that my momma's proud of me.
"Oh, Momma..."

'Cause I'm a dentist...
And a success!

"Say ahh..."
"Say AHhhh..."
"Say AAARRRHHHH!!!"
"Now Spit

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I had a chance to taste that "tooth paste".

by sleepin'dawg In reply to I wanna be an astronaut.. ...

Trust me, you don't want to go there. That stuff tastes and looks like sh|t!!!

Dawg ]:)

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I'd rather be a space alien

by M_a_r_k In reply to I wanna be an astronaut.. ...

"I wanna be an astronaut....They get to do all sorts of fun stuff, like battle aliens, fly around planets, and eat toothpaste that tastes like steak."

I'd rather be a space alien. They get to do all sorts of fun stuff like battle unsuspecting astronauts and fly around planets. But they don't have to eat that goopy toothpaste that floats around their spacecraft.

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I always wanted to be a .......................

by Bob in Calgary In reply to I'd like to be a transpor ...

Lumberjack


I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
I sleep all night and I work all day.

Chorus:
He's a lumberjack and he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees, I eat my lunch
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea

Mounties:
He cut down trees, he eat his lunch
He go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he go shopping and has buttered scones for tea.

Chorus:
He's a lumberjack and he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees, I skip and jump
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing and hang around in bars.

Mounties:
He cuts down trees, he skips and jumps
He likes to press wild flowers.
He puts on women's clothing and hangs around in bars?!

Chorus:
He's a lumberjack and he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees, I wear high heels
Suspenders and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my dear papa!

Mounties:
He cuts down trees, he wears high heels?!
Suspenders...and a bra?!

...He's a lumberjack and he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

...He's/I'm a lumberjack and he's/I'm OK
He/I sleep all night and he/I work all day.

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