Aloha Friday ~ You Did What?

Friday is the day that Hawaiians take it easy and get ready for the weekend. So in that spirit we’re asking a simple question. Head on over to An Island Lifefor more Aloha Friday fun and to sign Mr. Linky if you’re playing.


Our question is What is the strangest, weirdest, funniest job you’ve ever had?



Between the two of us we’ve had a lot of jobs and some of them have been really interesting to say the least. I used to be an EMT and there were some pretty strange characters that rode in my ambulance. One woman stands out in my mind. We picked her up at the beach where she was threatening family members. She was wearing bike shorts and a sports bra so we weren’t too worried about any weapons. We get her in the ambulance and we’re on the way to the hospital. I turned my back for a moment to make my patch to the hospital. I turned back around and I see her sitting there with a barrette in her hand and she’s sawing away at her wrist with it. Oh, please! I tell her to stop and she holds up the barrette and threatens me with it. So I grab it away and it’s over. No big deal. Later that night when I tell Stacy all about the woman threatening me with the barrette, Stacy asks “What was she gonna do? Your hair?”


I once held a job as a Credit Card Processor for an Adult Phone Line.  Yes you read right.  It was by far the weirdest and funniest job I have ever had!  I won’t go into details too much, believe me, you don’twant to know about what men call those lines looking for.  Two things I learned, first I’m glad I’m not single and second, some men are extremely stupid.  One thing I always seemed to get was the dumbass husband who would try to use their wife’s credit card to pay for the call.  I would ask, “what is the name on the card?”, “Shelia”,  “Is this your wife’s credit card sir, because if it is, you can’t use it“,  “yes, it is her card”,  “okay, just put her on the phone so that I can get her permission”,  “are you kidding me? She’d kill me!”  What do you think she’d do when she got the bill??