So awhile back (like in September) I started thinking about all of the different jobs I've held down over the years. First there was stuffing the Sunday editions of the Chicago Tribune together inside of a warehouse (http://www.lookitschris.com/blog/happy-labor-day) and second, there was my time washing dishes/cooking/waiting tables at Enzo's Pizza (http://www.lookitschris.com/blog/employment-history-job-2). Tonight, let's look at my third ever job, working at Brookfield Zoo..
Now I know what you are thinking: You got to work at the zoo? How cool is that! While it wasn't the worst job I've ever had, it certainly wasn't the best job I've ever held down either.
Some of the highlights included the people, especially Becky (who I went to Trinity High School's prom with, which is a completely different story). There was also the weekly activity of helping raccoons escape from the dumpster (they would climb in there to eat the food we threw out each week). And probably the coolest memory was walking through the zoo alone at dusk back to my car and hearing the roar of the lions echo across the entire place.
It only lasted a summer, but it was a steady job with regular hours and spent mostly outdoors, so I couldn't really complain too much (except for the day I was stung by a bee. Occupational hazard I guess).
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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