Strange Job Titles

by carolinejupp2014

Over the last few days I have had encounters with park visitors who have had some unusual jobs. The titles alone say so much:

Felt-tip Pen Injector

Cloud Behaviourist

Popular Dining Hall Assistant

Covert Camera Designer

Bathroom Showroom Cleaner

Piston Picker Packer

Sheep Station Cook

Brother-Sitter

Fire Eater’s Assistant

The Popular Dining Hall Assistant was not boasting of her popularity – it’s the Peruvian name for a soup kitchen where she volunteered. I confess I gave the Cloud Behaviourist his title, actually he was an Amateur Storm Meteorologist, who talked about the architecture of the Olympic Park in terms of the structure of clouds.

Today was a cold damp November day, not many people in the park to talk to, so I dipped into Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and London Poor tome – and came across the Pure-Finder. Again, a wonderful poetic job title, but slightly misleading as I will reveal tomorrow.