By Wanda Billbe
The Moore American
MOORE — After 22 years, its time to let go. The item? My Mother’s car. She had it for 10 years and when she passed away I was the fortunate recipient. It still runs great, but the struts are bad and after long discussions we decided a new car was the best alternative.
It has been a few years since my husband purchased his car, and when he did, the salesman was great. Not pushy and honest to the max.
This was not the experience we encountered when we started our search for my car. One dealer had us drive to the other side of Oklahoma City one night only to tell us the car we came to test drive and that he had just a few hours earlier — had been sold.
The second dealer tried to pawn off a vehicle as a 2010 but the tag glued to the window clearly showed it was a 2006. Not only that, but they hadn’t even bothered to detail it before showing it to us.
One has to admit that among the worst jobs to have — a used car salesman has to be near the top.
Fortunately for us, there truly are a few good used car salesmen out there — and we just purchased a great vehicle and every person we encountered at the dealership couldn’t have been nicer.
According to the Fiscal Times, here are some of the worst jobs in the United States:
1. Dairy farm hand
2. Head lice technician
3. High-rise window washer
4. Diaper service worker
5. High-rise ironworker
6. Septic tank/sewer pipe servicer
7. Oil and gas industry roustabout
8. Meter reader
9. Slaughterhouse dive
10. Pest control and removal specialist
The jobs on this list were selected because these are the most dismal jobs and involve harsh conditions. I can think of a few worse jobs than these like waste management positions; first responders; embalmers/cremation specialists and of course used car sales representatives.
Maybe there’s one more “job” that tops them all. Technically, I’m not sure it was a job, but The Father’s request. How would you feel if you were asked to leave heaven and all its glory and become a mere mortal man? But wait. It gets better. Not only do you have to give up everything, but you are told the people will reject you, criticize and mock you. Then here comes the big whammy — you learn as part of this plan you have to die on the cross.
But Jesus willingly did so just because He loved us so much. He could have told His Heavenly Father “No, I’m not going to go through with this,” but that wasn’t the way it happened. He was obedient until the end. He had a job to do. Save the world.