27 Jan 2011

VACANCIES FOR .......

Naked boatsmen - tourism chiefs want to bring back the ancient custom of having boats pulled across the Shennongxi Stream Gorge by naked boatsmen. The boatmen of Hubei province, China, covered up back in 2000. "Visitor numbers have fallen sharply since they put their pants on" said travel agent Liu Zhong.

Road angels - In a bid to reduce traffic accidents, police in Fribourg, Switzerland, have hired an actor dressed as an angel to stand by the roadside. Whenever the 'road angel' spots a speeding motorist, he waves and flaps his wings at them.
Alert priest - Church of Sweden administrator Monica Eckerdal Kjellstrom has threatened to sack priests who fall asleep while manning an all-night phone helpline. A 44-year-old man complained that a priest dozed off twice as he told him his problems during a 10-minute call.

Un-enlarged police - Applicants for jobs in the police in the eastern province of Papua, Indonesia, have been told they will be turned down if they've had penis enlargement treatment. The Jakarta Globe newspaper reported that Papuan men use a local technique, which involves wrapping their penises in leaves from the gatal-gatal itchy tree so that they swell up as if they've been stung.

24 comments:

budh.aaah said...

Well warn us in your post so that I never make that trip once they decide to drop those pants :p

Tracy a hilarious post making one smile. Thanks.

Dizzy C said...

I had to double check the date, Tracy.

These would be great newspaper articles on April 1st. :)

carol

Misha said...

I like the idea of "Road Angels" ;)
Another hilarious post, Tracy! Thank you!!

Vivienne said...

I like the idea of Road Angels too.
Do they really check to see if the policeman has had an enlargement?

Boonie S said...

This is an amusing collection. Thanks for sharing them.

All the best, Boonie

brandileigh2003 said...

Wow. Those are special titles.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

GMR said...

OMG! O_O Shocked and yet still chuckling. Thanks for the laugh (and travel tips)!

Karen said...

I bet they wouldn't want them getting "treatment" Using the gatal-gatal itchy tree probably interferes with work I'm guessing.

BookQuoter said...

I am with Karen, I bet all they do is scratch the day away!

Bleeding Healer said...

Oh gosh..where do you get all these news from?
Some were hilarious,and moreover absurd..
BH

Nina said...

How will they ever find a Alert priest???? :) Such fun.

Kelly said...

I think I'd be afraid I'd wreck (from distraction) if I were speeding and saw and angel flapping its wings at me!!

Suko said...

OMG OMG OMG (and I almost never say that) this post is extremely funny! :D

NRIGirl said...

Very interesting...

How have you been Petty? Long time...

Alexia561 said...

Really like the idea of the Road Angel!

Arti said...

Fun post!
Some very Interesting positions to be filled there. I would love someone flapping wings rather than shouting at me the next time I offend the traffic rules!

Melissa Gill said...

These are too funny. I'm really surprised that they had naked boatmen in China. I think I'd have an accident if I saw someone dressed as an angel by the side of the road.

Su said...

I think I could have lived my whole life without knowing about that last one!

chitra said...

Good one , I loved the one about angels and priests who needs to be alert.

joemmama said...

I could do the naked thing...but I would like to be a road angel...or a speed bump!

dr.antony said...

I would have done the naked thing,if they had given me some of those leaves before the act!

purplume said...

I'd like the naked boatmen.

valar said...

the road angel :-)nice

naida said...

lol!
I do think the road angels might cause car accidents.