Thursday, March 29, 2007

Anacondas dance / Will they be our doom?

Meanwhile, in job markets other than philosophy:
Herpetologist and Educator

I am looking for a unique individual that possesses two skills:

1st a love of children. Someone that can work with large groups of kids, and maintain control. Someone that can connect with kids and get them interested in what you have to say.

2nd a love of reptiles. Someone that has worked with a number of reptiles. I'm not refering to having a ball python when you were younger, but an individual that has a working knowledge of reptiles.

The position I'm looking to fill is a Reptile Handler assisting me with educational shows. If you possess these skills, please call [***.***.****] or e-mail ****** I really need someone that can hit the ground running.

I found this on Craigslist. Think I should apply? I bet the boss of Raging Reptiles would at least have the balls to use the active voice when he told me to fuck off.

Update: You know, I've been thinking about this, and I don't really have any idea what a "working knowledge of reptiles" could be. When you say you have, say, a working knowledge of NetLogo, that means you might not be a super-expert with it, but you can use it model whatever you need to model. But what do you do with a working knowledge of reptiles? What's the work?

So Late, it's the Next Day Update: Anonymous, in comments, points out that a working knowledge of reptiles probably involves knowing when a snake is just chilling and when it's about to put a fang in your ass. That's a good point. Especially, I suppose, if you're going to be playing with kids. I have the growing sense that I'm not cut out to be a herpetological educator.


Anonymous said...

craigslist rewls:

Pseudonymous Grad Student said...

Those are some sweets shelves. . . . I could put my reptiles on them.

Anonymous said...

Working knowledge of reptiles is probably something like knowing when a snake is getting poised to strike, as opposed to getting comfortable.

If it helps in your application, most snakes in the constrictor family can get constipated easily. The way to ease the constipation is to bathe them in a lukewarm tub.

Good luck!