THE DAILY BLADE: Is This One Of Those Jobs That “Americans Won’t Do?”: Part XII
The Repository (Canton, OH) reports that “nearly 700 people have applied for a single job as a school custodian”:
Perry Local Schools have an open position - full time with benefits - at
The job opened last Saturday, and district officials say the stack of applications continues to expand daily. …
Barry Mason, business manager for Perry Local schools, said he will narrow the field to 30 to 50 applicants for an interview. …
“We are looking for someone who will make a career of it and be with us for a long time,” Mason said.
Editorial Note: You’d be amazed at some of the jobs Americans are doing. To read previous posts in the “Is This One Of Those Jobs …” series, click on the links in the sidebar on the right.
Barbie: A Doll, A Cultural Rorschach Test
The Stiletto never owned a Barbie doll, in part because her mother - who was born and raised in a Muslim country – banned the doll from our home, on the grounds that she was too sexualized for a little girl and would encourage immoral thoughts or behavior (and that was without knowing that Barbie designer Jack Ryan was a pervert).
Luckily for her mother, The Stiletto was an inveterate bookworm (the kind who would read late into the night with the aid of a flashlight under the covers), and when she didn’t have her nose in a book she preferred working on arts and crafts projects, battling her brothers for world domination in spirited games of Risk, or playing with their chemistry sets, robots and racing cars to playing with dolls.
As far as The Stiletto was concerned, Barbie could not compete with Rock’em Sock’em Robots. Still can’t.
Editorial Note: The Stiletto’s mother could control everything about her upbringing except Mother Nature, and it came to pass that her very sheltered, innocent daughter developed Barbie-like proportions (well, if you don’t count the super-long legs; The Stiletto is just five feet tall). How innocent? The Stiletto never noticed the much-older men checking her out – but her mother did – and could not understand why her mother kept tightening the reins as she ripened from adolescence to adulthood.