Friday, July 9, 2010

apparently he doesn't think their tractors are sexy

While watching a plane swoop and veer back and forth across a cornfield yesterday, Mr. B remarked to me, "Look at that crazy plane. I wonder why he's flying like that."

Me: "That's called a crop duster. Farmers use it to spray their crops."

Mr. B: (with a giant grin) "Wow! I never knew that farmers were cool like that--having planes! I always thought they were boring."

Me: "Buddy, farmers are some of the coolest people around."

Then I proceeded to tell him all about the lasers they use to cut corn and the special night-vision goggles for milking at 4 a.m.

Spill it, reader. For fun. What super-cool power tool would you give someone with a "boring" profession? Bonus points if you give a super-cool power tool to an accountant!


15 comments:

  1. Ooh, good one! Unfortunately, I haven't had nearly enough cups of coffee yet this morning to come up with anything clever...

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  2. When I was driving home from my sister's the other day, I saw a bright yellow plane swooping up and down above a field. I rubbernecked to watch it as long as I could and seriously considered pulling over on the shoulder so I could watch more. Very cool...and kinda sexy. :)

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  3. YOu can tell Mr. B that maybe he could go with Farmer someday and see what a Farmer does all day....Perhaps he could even ride on the Tractor!

    He'll never sleep that good again...he'll be so busy! :)

    I love how little kids think...perhaps we could tell him that cows decend from dinosaurs and you never know when they'll start eating people and doing dinosaur type things??? Even boring cows could seem exciting...

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  4. The good news: I think I've finally pleased the Google gods enough that I can finally leave a comment. The bad news: I have nothing to say on this subject except Samantha is studying to be an accountant. Should she be shopping around for super powers?

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  5. How about the extra eyes for teachers? Nah, that's rather dull and not at all sexy - kind of like Teacher Bladder.

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  6. uh...the ADOBE suite (including photoshop and InDesign), MacroMedia Dreamweaver (so I don't have to write html), free access to the internet, and a rockin sound system does it for me...
    * ; )

    And my job is ranked in the top two percentile of what are considered the absolute most boring jobs in the U.S.


    Boring like a diamond drill bit.

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  7. Wow I'm so NON-cool that I can't even think of a kewl power tewl

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  8. You sure do make me laugh. I don't do power tools! :)

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  9. I'd give a bureaucrat a power saw that cuts through red tape!

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  10. Librarians who have super-powered computers that can help them access any information that ever existed, in a timely fashion and sometimes the computers will say it out loud.

    Wait, that one is true. But librarians can be sexy.

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  11. I would give a librarian a special insert in their hands to automatically scan the books when he/she waves goodbye to the patrons.

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  12. Hee hee. I can't dream up any supercool tools right now, but I really enjoyed everyone's responses.

    Farmers rock.

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  13. Even coming back to this post a day later, I still cannot come up with anything quite so impressive as the tools employed by your high-tech farmer.

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  14. An accountant could use a special box - not unlike a shoe box that people keep receipts in, anyway! -

    This special box would sort, itemize and cross reference all paperwork, post it to a ledger and spit out any sort of report document needed.

    I could make millions!!!

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  15. I would give linemen (not the football kind) a jet-pack w/hover capability so they wouldn't have to block the street w/cherry pickers all the time, or climb up the poles w/only those belts to support them - it makes me so nervous. Isn't the possibility of getting zapped bad enough, w/o worrying about plunging to your death?

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Spill it, reader.