Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Risking Your Life For A Living

I’m sitting here watching the latest episode of Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel. This is my favorite show on television. I’m addicted to the reality shows that feature jobs where people put their life on the line for their paycheck. Those people are fascinating because I know they are aware of the danger but they always seem to ignore it. Some of them even act like they love doing that dangerous stuff. They are all tougher than me. I don’t think I can do it. I wouldn’t even insult the people dedicated to those professions to make an attempt. Watching this reminds me that 11 people are missing because of that oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. I know folks that have been going offshore for years and I never heard any of them talk about being scared or worried about anything. I guess you forget that they are working in a dangerous situation. I hope we get the spill cleaned up and don’t forget to remember the workers that lost their lives and their families. Whatever folks that do this kind of work make in salary is not enough.


K. said...

Having kids got me over any desire to do anything dangerous. I'm perfectly happy watching it on television.

judyb said...

Amen to that, Cliff.