Highly specialised jobs...

(14 Posts)
ShtoppenDerFloppen Wed 27-Jul-16 18:52:44

For the humour impaired, this is lighthearted . I am just hoping for a little laught and a bit of distraction.

OK, this isn't really an AIBU, but I am bored and knew I could rely on the awesome AIBU dwellers to join my silly train of thought I hope

DD is hospitalised 200km from home, so it is just the 2 of us. One of the things I have noticed here is the loo roll is something special.

I think there must be someone whose job it is to ensure that the loo roll is rough enough to sand paper off walls, thin enough to read through, and flimsy enough to disintegrate the moment it gets even remotely damp.

There is probably someone in HR who randomly checks to make sure the medical staff's hands and stethoscopes are freezing, too.

What highly specialised jobs do the people you interact with seem to have?

CurlyBlueberry Wed 27-Jul-16 19:55:15

I hope your DD gets the care she needs and recovers soon flowers

I am sure the receptionists in our local GP surgery receive special training on being obstructive and contemptuous...

LadyCallandraDaviot Wed 27-Jul-16 20:25:27

On BBC breakfast this morning, they were asking about the most boring jobs, someone tweeted that they made artificial sweat to test clothes! Very specialised and strange!

ShtoppenDerFloppen Wed 27-Jul-16 20:51:58

Then there are "professional noses" who actually smell underarms for deodorant development.

Ew.

KC225 Wed 27-Jul-16 21:11:40

at a do, someone once told me they'd had a summer job screwing tops on toothpaste before it was done mechanically. I asked if it had been boring and the person shrugged and said 'I've had worse jobs than that'

Leeds2 Wed 27-Jul-16 21:54:56

I have been round Cadbury World, and spoken to ladies who taste test the product. Dream job!

ClashCityRocker Wed 27-Jul-16 21:57:28

Ive always wondered who makes sex toys. I mean, not so much now, but in the early days of sex toy manufacture.

caroldecker Wed 27-Jul-16 22:06:21

There are humans who taste test dog and cat food - less fun than Cadburys.

HawkingsMead Wed 27-Jul-16 22:09:09

I used to know someone who researched sanitary products but only the effects of them being flushed down the toilet confused

ShtoppenDerFloppen Wed 27-Jul-16 22:25:39

One of the funnier newspaper job adverts I ever saw bore the headline...

BONERS

in bold, oversized type.

It was only for a meat processing plant.

MaidOfStars Wed 27-Jul-16 22:28:31

I once had a temp summer job shining the leaves of plants destined for retail sale. I lasted a day.

throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jul-16 22:37:04

I'm convinced there's someone who goes round to make sure public toilets are always suitably off-puttingly disgusting ...

throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jul-16 22:38:55

There is also definitively someone at the child tax credit office who is given what could be relatively simple forms and paperwork and asked to create as much confusion and muddle and complication as possible

LikeDylanInTheMovies Wed 27-Jul-16 23:24:24

I think there must be someone whose job it is to ensure that the loo roll is rough enough to sand paper off walls, thin enough to read through, and flimsy enough to disintegrate the moment it gets even remotely damp.

And shiny enough to smear the shite all over your arse.

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