Miss Margo’s Dream Jobs

     I don’t know about you, but I have an awesome mailman.  He is always friendly and helpful, and he comes by at around the same time every day unless the weather is bad. 


      Some people bitch about the postal service, and I don’t understand why.  Every post office I’ve been to (except in one crappy place) has been efficient and reliable.  The service was so good and so cheap that I didn’t even pay attention to it until I lived someplace where it didn’t work.  Then I realized how great I’d always had it.  


      The postal service has a sort of romance to it.  Stamps.  Uniforms.  Those weird square autos they drive (who makes those, anyway?  Where are they made?).  I find their bureaucracy charming and patriotic.  A lot of post offices are beautiful buildings.  Have you seen the James A. Farley post office here in New York?  It’s great!  It has an awesome motto on the outside: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Cool! 

cool post office 

      
    I was thinking…I’d sort of like to be a mailman.  It sounds like a good job!  Not working in a post office–that would suck.  I hate working with the public.  I mean delivering the mail, mostly on foot.    Walk around listening to you iPod, people watching.  Working alone.  Having people depend on you, but not a shit ton of responsibility.  Say hi to people’s dogs.  Give em their Christmas cards.  Yeah!  Sounds nice!  


     Makes me think about other dream jobs I’ve had throughout my life.  My first dream job, when I was a very little girl, was to be the mermaid on the Chicken of the Sea can:

Miss Margo, age 5 

Now that I think of it, that thing she’s holding in her hand could be used to hit boys.

      I also wanted to be a veterinarian because I loved animals so much.  Or, better yet, a zookeeper!  What’s not to like?  Running around, taking care of animals all day.  Making sure they are okay.  You would get to know them.

nice bird

      Also: LIBRARIAN!  Libraries have always been some of my favorite places.  I like everything about them.  Librarians are heros, too.  They have strong ethics.  Remember when the PATRIOT Act was passed, and the librarians stood up to it?  They were, like, No way, Jose! Librarians!  

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      Searching google for the images in this blog post made my morning.  There are a lot of really wacky pictures on the web. 


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