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#20418 - 02/27/01 09:24 AM Describing your job
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What words describe your job?
I post this with encoragement from The Lovely Lady From Kentucky

LET'S WORK IT OUT
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned ...couldn't concentrate.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax.

After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.

Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I it didn't last, I just didn't fit in.

I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.

So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center), but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

I stayed at my last job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

So I retired, and found I'm a perfect fit for the job!

(Running off stage to avoid thrown rotten tomatoes emoticon)
wow


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#20419 - 02/27/01 11:07 AM Re: Describing your job
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i tried to be a developer (of computer software) but couldn't get with the program.

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#20420 - 02/27/01 11:15 AM Re: Describing your job
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Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.
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I'm afraid I need a translation here.... Is a 'muffler' what we (Brits) would call a 'silencer'?

I thought the other ones were great - it was just that line I couldn't quite make sense of!

I guess I would have to go for: I used to work in publishing, but kept having trouble with the fine print.


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#20421 - 02/27/01 11:39 AM Re: Describing your job
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Is a 'muffler' what we (Brits) would call a 'silencer'?
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Language can be frustrating, can't it?
The "muffler" is the big fat thingie with the long pipe that exhausts gas from the engine ... most mechanics -- more properly I think -- call it an "exhaust system" since its made up of the two parts and hence the punability.
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#20422 - 02/27/01 01:10 PM Re: Describing your job
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I'm afraid I need a translation here.... Is a 'muffler' what we (Brits) would call a 'silencer'?


Aha! Here is another one of those rare instances where NZ usage follows the US pattern rather than that of the UK. We call them mufflers here too. Silencers are something we only see or read about in murder mysteries.


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#20423 - 02/27/01 01:22 PM Re: Describing your job
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When I was young, I wanted to be a parachutist , but I fell flat at it.

Then I dreamed of olympic skiing– but my chances of success went down hill.

My first real job was an elevator operator.. But it was all up and down, and I wanted a steady career.

Someone suggested I try the civil service. First I tried out as a subway conductor, but the job was too deep for me.

So I switched to the Internal Revenue, but the work was much too taxing.

I was close to be vested in the pension system, so I switched to working at the CDC, but I was ill equipped for the work.

But now I am all fired up with my new job at AFT, I really am smoking!



Internal Revenue–inland revenue
CDC = Center for Disease Control
AFT =US gov't agency–Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco

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#20424 - 02/27/01 01:25 PM Re: Describing your job
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"silencer" Since the device cannot produce silence, it seems to be one of the few instances where the Brit term is less precise than the US term.
And how can I be re-tired, since I have no wheels?


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#20425 - 02/27/01 02:31 PM Re: Describing your job
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Registered: 02/20/01
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Loc: Springfield, MA, USA

I thought I could be a success as an artist, but it just left my bank account overdrawn.

I wanted to be a web designer, but I just got stuck when I tried to learn code.

My friend said I could get a job at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, but that was just a wild goose chase.

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#20426 - 02/27/01 04:12 PM Re: Describing your job
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Like Fibrebabe, I love crafts, but none have worked out for me.

I tried to do macrame, but my stomach knotted with the effort.

Knitting was fun, but my efforts where funny, they left every one in stitches.

Cross stitch left me irritable.

Crewel work was unusual punishment.

Needlepoint was, all to often too pettie.

I wasn't fitted for dress or costume making.

The idea of patchwork quiting cut me up, but i could get no peace when i tried to do it.
I batted down to work, but it just wasn't to bee.

But for a while I was hooked on Crochet.


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#20427 - 02/27/01 05:47 PM Re: Describing your job
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I tried to work in dog maintenance but I was just too pooped.

I got fired from the circus because I wouldn’t stop clowning around.

My job in garbage collecting stunk and the pay was really rubbish



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