Jobs I Don't Envy: This Motherf***er
pic credit: toothpaste for dinner
I made the mistake of going for a walk in this hell on Earth today (still convinced God hates DC after several months here), not doing that again in the daylight for awhile. I did not have to be out mowing anyone's lawn. Anytime I question my career choices lately, I remind myself (in air conditioning) that it could be worse. I get to berate people and paste Federal Reserve chairmen heads on offensive bodies in the cool air when it's 100 degrees outside, what better gig could there possibly be?
In New Jersey, records of 102 degrees were recorded at the Newark and Atlantic City airports, beating their respective previous records of 99 degrees and 98 degrees set in 2008. The temperature also reached 102 degrees at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington, matching a record set in 1874. Philadelphia hit 99 degrees, one degree higher than a record set in 1933.
"I'd love to be indoors, but I don't make any money that way," said Jose Serrano, a landscape worker cutting lawns and trimming bushes in Toms River, N.J. "When it comes to working in these conditions, you just do what you have to do, you know?"
Note: that bad ass has a job. "You just do what you have to do, you know?"