Wednesday, September 14, 2011

odd jobs

Because I'm a huge fan of Roald Dahl's books for children (especially George's Marvelous Medicine), I decided to give his adult work a whirl.  I'm about half way through "The Best of Roald Dahl" and I'm in love.  His short stories are wonderful, wicked, and beautifully written.  For instance, "Royal Jelly" is about a beekeeper and Dahl masterfully weaves this unusual profession into the plot.  The beekeeper got me thinking about other interesting occupations. After a little research, I found this terrific list of thirty-seven weird jobs. 

Some of my favorites include: dice inspector, dog food tester, golf ball diver, crocodile wrangler, and fortune cookie writer.  Click here to view.

(Photo via fanpop.)


  1. Interesting post and for those interested I think the all time greatest story ever is Roald Dahls: The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar. Not a perfect title but a perfect story.

  2. Thanks for reminding me of Dahls' short stories - I have that book here. And loved seeing the fortune cookie & note about message writer!