04 September 2010

    Word of The Day: Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. A documentary that is different from others. From the title, ah yes, you would guessed it correctly. What comes to mind when you hear the word 'dirty'? Filthy, discuss-ting,black, rotten etc. All associated with the word, you name it. But, what makes this 'show' that makes me want to watch it even more? First, of course, is sort of 'educational' to know things that you may never even heard of before. In fact, this show is aired in Discovery Channel. Not sure what the exact time its aired, but I used to watch it after sending my siblings to school, in which the show starts at 7am. But, that's television. Where do I get the episodes from? From the CT (torrent), and currently finished season 5, and waiting for season 6. The second part is, the English itself. Yalah, where else could you improve your vocabulary and jargon of the English medium, TV lah (that's one channel though). The third, it makes you appreciate some of the things that you have. You feel lucky that it's not you that are doing the job. And thanks a lot because there are other people out there that are willing to do it. And last but not least, you will get to know some of the common things that you came across in life and makes you wonder; "how do you make those?".

    Usually, at the start of each show, you will often hear; “Doing the kinds of jobs that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.” Sounds true ain't it? So, if you haven't watch the show or never even watch it, spend some time to watch it. It's hilarious and fun! Nevertheless, you might ask, what kind of 'jobs' that they show? How 'dirty' is it? Well, for some, if you were in their shoes, and, doing the job almost everyday, some had already doing the same job 10, 20, or even 30 years, you might get the hang of it (fortunately, that's what I often hear in the show). And you could say, although some of the jobs sounds weird, dangerous, risky and so on, but, for them, they get to earn an honest living, and at the same time loving what they do and they are the best in their field.

    After 5 seasons watching the episodes, and I think almost close to 300 different jobs shown, some of the jobs that I came across are bat cave scavenger, worm dung farmer, sewer inspector, chick sexer, sludge cleaner, ostrich farmer, cheese maker, chimney sweeper, alligator farmer, mushroom farmer, plumber, garbage pit technician, skull cleaner, geo-duck farmer, coal miner, alpaca shearer, hoof cleaner, bell maker, mosquito control officer, bug breeder, mule logger, well digger, salt miner, billboard installer, snake wrangler, leather tanner, reef ball maker, exotic animal keeper, buoy cleaner, dairy cow midwife, tar rigger, sheep castrator, leech trapper, mannequin factory, vellum maker, maggot farmer, gourd maker, bologna maker, spider pharm, locomotive builder, mattress recycler, tofu maker, glass maker, toilet crusher, marble maker, worm grunter, animal control specialist and so on, just to name a few.
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