Saturday, October 11, 2008
Oh, the Indignity of It
Ever held a job in which you knew you just weren't a good "fit?"
I once had a summer job at a chicken shack, where I baked biscuits, unfolded sacks, placed sporks in unfolded sacks and dealt with factory workers on lunch breaks who routinely ordered a pint of "lizards," accidentally combining the words "gizzards" and "livers." Srsly.
Here is a video of a now-famous guy hawking, of all the absurd things, dolls on QVC. If you watch him regularly, you will sense what pain he's enduring throughout the segment. I keep expecting him to look at the doll, toss it over his shoulder, say "bleep" and walk away laughing.
Here's another tidbit you might not know about him: He's a former opera singer. Oh yes he is. So here's the video, and then four questions after.
1. Who is this guy?
2. How many days 'til Christmas?
3. Have you ever been on TV?
4. What's the most ill-suited job you've ever had?