The 7 weeks of weird by Mental Mama are still running….
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 TODAY: the weirdest way you’ve  earned money…
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the weirdest  job my mom ever had was driving a hearse. She was asked by an undertaker-guy as she worked as a student assistant at the university hospital, if she can be the  stand in for some weeks  because one of his drivers  got a driving ban and during the holiday-time in summer he had no temp. Mom was on the rocks like always, because her job at the forensic faculty was  badly paid  and she said yes.
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Mainly she was responsible for on-call duties on weekend and at night, what included the stand-by service for the police too in case of traffic accidents or crimes.
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She got a Ford Transit, a black tunic, a pager by “Cityruf”  and a crash course in etiquette but no contract…
She was allowed to use the car for her private amusement too, she only had to wear the pager-thingy 24/24 to be ready for service.
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The Ford was perfect, because it had room enough to bring Julius the xxl-dino inflated  to the bathing pond…. but it was a bad idea to park the hearse there… As mom and Julius came back from the pond there were a lot of disaster-sightseers around the car, backbiting and sensationalist and the lake-guy tried desperately to reassure the mob. At last my poor mom, Julius and the Ford got barred from the lake because of bad publicity and scandalization… for nothing, it’s not  mom’s fault that some peeps have blood and thunder in her mind only for seeing a hearse…
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If there was an incoming message in the pager she had to interrupt what ever she did, to call back for the mission, to pick up her co-worker and to drive to the place of action.
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It was the worst job she ever had. Sometimes she couldn’t see the street with tears, because she wasn’t as hardened as her co-workers. Sometimes she suffered from strain, because she had to carry the bodybags too what was not pre-agreed but required. Sometimes she want’s to punch some people in their faces, when she had to take a look in spiritual abyss of falseehood and scalor…   And sometimes she even couldn’t eat things what she touched with her hands before, although she wore gloves at work.
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But she learnt a lot about the dead and much more about the living. So much that she decided that it is better never to die… I’m not sure if she can manage that…
HAVE A NICE WEIRDNESDAY ALL
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About easyweimaraner

Weimaraner /Braque de Weimar, born in 2009, male & fabulous From: Britanny / France Likes: Plushtoy-Shredding, Spikebones,long distance Walks, everyday a Gift, Chicken, Shoes, Underwear, my squeekie Pig & my whole Life Dislikes: Water, Cats, Beaf, Cats, cleaning my Ears, Cats, the Vet, Cats, Snow & CATS! Profession: Student of psychological War-technics & Terrorism, after my Masterdegree i become to rule the world or maybe to be the owner of toys r us. actually i'm not sure... Status: Single Pets: Hell, NO! i prefer a petfree home. but owner of two slaves for my comfy Misc.: Greencardowner for Masterbed, Master of Beggin, Prince of Thiefs We decided to leave Easy's datas as they were... although we lost him in november 2016, he is still with us.... and his little brothers Phenny and Nelly promised to write on not as Easy the weim, but as easy Weimaraner... About us: Mr. Phoenix, born 9/9/2016 a virgo and always clever&smart...Neilson, born 7/28/2017 a leo who thinks he is clever&smart...

134 responses »

  1. Oh gosh Easy……I bet that definitely was NOT your Mom’s favorite job ever! It was nice that she helped the folks out by temporarily working with them but it HAD to be a very hard job with some sad and probably awkward and weird moments. Please give her a Sammy Hug for me will you? Even just REMEMBERING that time probably was hard for her………. 😦

    Hugs, Sammy

  2. DailyMusings says:

    Wow that tops all jobs. Carrying body bags.. no thank you!! Reminded me of the show Six Feet Under where one of the characters drove an old hearse. I think I would have had a spoiled appetite for a long time.

  3. fredrieka says:

    woof, I sniff dead things all the time. My stepsisterwithoutpaws wants to be a Mortician. Go figure she said she can help people say good bye to those they loved

  4. That is not a fun job at all – Mom worked as a palliative care social worker and was often there holding a hand as someone passed away and dealing with the families….so she understands.

  5. Dalton says:

    Sounds like an experience!!

  6. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    Hmmm. Aside from the hours, I bet many of mom’s customers didn’t complain. . Haha!

  7. Charlie says:

    Crikey Easy ….. your poor Mom …. that would sure be one tough gig, aye?? Talk about a weird Wednesday!!

  8. Oh poor Mom! She has seen a side of “life” few get to see. ❤
    made me laugh though. heehee!

  9. WalkToRio says:

    Wow!
    That’s an interesting job, looked from the outside that is.
    It reminded me of that movie Sunshine Cleaning.
    I don’t think I’ve ever had a weird job. I can’t believe she was banned from the lake.

  10. Goose says:

    Weird indeed. My MOM has a mischievous mind this morning. She said she would go and pull up in front of her friends house.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  11. OMD that has to be the worst job ever. LOL why did the other driver get a ban? Hate to think why? Mum sure was brave to give it a go. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • they caught him with some beers in the belly and he had to walk on his own feet for a while. mom thought she only has to drive that ride…. but sadly she was wrong (like always). but it was a lesson for life, that’s for sure :o)

  12. cecilia07 says:

    MOL Easy I wish you could have seen my mom’s mouth..drop open when she read your Mom drove a hearse. That is just about the funniest weird job we have heard…well for someone who doesn’t work in the mortuary business.
    Thanks for the lol
    Hugs madi and mom your bfff

  13. kolytyi says:

    OMG, Easy, I’m shocked! Your mom was a student assistant at the university hospital (thus, she did some medical stuff), and as a vacation job, took she this job? Isn’t she sometimes too go-ahead?
    BTW: Did she use her recent driving techniques?

    • It was a freaky time, the rental prices for small apartments were as high as never before, so the most students had to get side jobs to survive. but it was hard to stay awake during a lecture after spending the night on a highway :o( Sure she drove the ride her special way :o)

      • kolytyi says:

        Hmmmm, Easy, your mom’s case with Julius put a great idea into my head. I should borrow a hearse when I want to go swim. I could swim in an empty pool, even the water polo guys would run away in zilch!

      • absolutely! but please inform the pool-guy first to avoid a collective hysteria :o)

  14. That is awesome! I would love that job, and taking that dino to the lake what fun. I used to work for a butcher and a taxidermist!

  15. PigLove says:

    Oh my now *that* is an interesting way to make money. Shivers. XOXO – Bacon

  16. fozziemum says:

    Oh Easy that is a bit of a weird job..i know someone has to do it,…I could not I have no fear of the dead it’s the sadness of the people they leave behind…it’s a pity mum could not stay with the chocolate factory…I never found the smell overwhelming..i loved it..hahaaha 🙂 hugs and loves on your weird wednesday which follows your Thankful Thursday that you had on Tuesday…hahaah 🙂 Fozziemum xxx

    • yes, she had some trouble with the 6 pawlenders lol. It was totally the wrong job for her, you need an iron mind not to make all the grief and the sorrow to your own and you need an iron fist when people ask for the wallet&cards first, before they ask what happened to their relatives…

  17. That is even weirder than my Mom’s weird job. Ew driving a hearse? Mom was once a bike guard at a swimming pool. Yep…she sat in a chair for 8 hrs guarding BICYCLES!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • On no… after a while my eyes would be on strike… an to look on all that bike for 8 hours… uhoh…. fortunatelymy mom had that scary job only for some weeks,all things there were too much for her (except the payment, that was not really what she expected)

  18. At least she wasn’t being a dead beat. 🙂

    janet

  19. Oh Easy, I can see how this job would make your Mom’s heart sad. I enjoyed this post.. a bit of an insight to your Mom. Love the XXL Dino fiasco at the bathing pond with the hearse.. Ha ha! I dated a guy for a long time that worked at a mortuary.. that relationship did not work out. Hugs to you East.. well just because.

  20. raisingdaisy says:

    OMG, that’s a very tough job! I can understand why it would take such a toll on your poor mom. But it was so interesting to read about. My mom never really had a “weird” job, though she certainly had plenty of weird bosses!

  21. Will and Eko says:

    Not your typical part-time Summer job. I can imagine why you weren’t the biggest fan. Glad you ditched the hearse.

    • Summer is anyway not the best time for such a job :o)
      but the lesson I learnt was important, by now I run away if someone offers an “easy” job what includes a car and a fortune :o)

  22. Now that is one weird job! I don’t think my Ma could’ve driven a hearse and picked up and transported folks who met their maker. Oh no. The weirdest job Ma had was during summer in college when she drove a bread truck and did night deliveries of bread from the baker to all the pizza shops and delis…some in BAD neighborhoods.
    Happy Wednesday,
    Oz

    • Why we all had such bad jobs in college? I mean we were there to start a giant ( or mediocre) career later, so why no one offered nice jobs like chairman of the supervisory board or head physician? To drive at night is always not easy, specially for girls…

  23. Two French Bulldogs says:

    That is too funny. Julius! That’s my name
    Lily and Julius “Edward”

  24. Frankie and Ernie says:

    Your mom once ate 87 chocolate Santas????

    OH MY…. we can understand why your mom put a Cruse on the Hearse job, fur SURE.

    • yes, she did…. the chocolate guy said she can throw the ungly and damaged santas in a box or in her stomach…sadly my mom’s first day was the day with a lot of ugly santas (probably black monday) and after six hours she was nearly a candidate for the hearse :o)

  25. OMD…..Reality check in progress! I give your Mom a lot of credit. Mom would of tossed her cookies on the FURst call!

  26. Kyla says:

    Of course the pager had to be answered. It might have been an emergency and one of her customers might have died 🙂

  27. You’re mom is more more brave than me! My job working with cats is pretty weird ;-0

  28. fernerose says:

    Easy my Tom use to drive for a funeral business too !! He did for about 3 years!!! He said you learn a lot!! How long did your Mom drive for them???

  29. Brian says:

    That sounds pretty bad Easy and thankfully your Mom doesn’t have to do that any more.

  30. We think your mom must be a very interesting person! Our pawrents used to be friends with a mortician who was very enthusiastic about his job. He took them to the Undertaker’s Museum and filled them with stories. The bottom line is that he said “Any day on top is always a good day”. But then he died . . .

    Your Pals Who Will Soon Reveal The Big Mystery,

    Murphy & Stanley
    MFAP

  31. Mental Mama says:

    Yup, your mom wins. 😀

  32. Oh Easy, your poor sweet Mum. I have worked in Emergency medicine for 28yrs now and I understand why she would have hated her job. People can be so bizarre and nasty at times when compassion and respect should be given. So glad your Mum got out of that job.
    Marty’s Mom

  33. dezizworld says:

    OMC Easy dat’s fur suwe a pawful job. And yous wight, all sum peeps fink ’bout is blood and gore. Glad yous mommy wants tu liv furever, let us know ifin she gets dat figgered out. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

  34. pawedblog says:

    Oh goodness! What a job! Your poor mum, Easy. I imagiine it is one of those that does teach you a lot about life and people though, no matter how short the time you do it is.
    I admire your mum and people that do those jobs very much. I am not sure it is something I am strong enough for!
    Hugs, Carrie and pups x

  35. OH oH my! Mom would not have been able to do that job. she has worked at the same place for 42 years, but has done many different jobs there. They make french fries.Her very first job was to hit the paper bag with a metal rod so the french fries would settle in before the bag was sealed.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  36. Emmadog says:

    That would be a terrible job. My mom wouldn’t have lasted even a day at that.

    • I agree Emma :o) Mom thought she only has to drive and she asked herself the whole time how her co-worker will manage the transport to the car…. the answer came immediately but not the way she expected :O)

  37. merbear74 says:

    Wow, there is no way that I could do that job thingy. :0(

  38. That is a really weird job. How stressful! I’m glad your mom doesn’t have to do that anymore! Ugh…

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  39. That is one weird job Easy. Lady’s dad always says, “You have 100% chance of dying” but if your mom figures out how to not, please share with us!

  40. The OP Pack says:

    That definitely merits the term weird!!! Mom should have asked for more green papers for having to hoist those bodybags.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  41. Wow – I can see why that would be her least favorite job.

  42. I’m BOLing bout da lake – it’s too funny!

  43. You definitely have me beat at the worst job! I thought doing laundry in a nursing home was bad, but I never had to haul out the deceased! Whew!!

  44. Are you sure that Mom didn’t instigate 7 weeks of weird just to tell her story? 😀

  45. Now that is a job. My neighbor is an undertaker. I think that would be a tough job.

    The worst job I had was in a factory one summer working on a punch press making auto parts. Talk about boring. Put part in, press button, take part out. 8 hours of that. I used to see how fast I could make the parts and pretty soon I was getting the “rush” jobs. Thank goodness it was only a summer job. No way could I have made a life from that….lol.

  46. That has to be the worst job ever. lol

  47. stella rose says:

    We think your mom had to be the bravest, just the bravest.
    stella rose

  48. YIKES! go lick your peep. she needs it.

  49. fern reed says:

    That last photo of Zoie was the first night she was given to us!!! Poor Zoie was so thin. Tom took her to the vet the next day and she only weighted 48 lbs and she was a big girl of a year and 5 months old!! Her ribs were sticking out so badly!!!

  50. Sage says:

    As summer jobs go, this one is one for the books, Easy! At least your Mom can laugh about it now….or maybe not. 🙂

  51. ScottieMom says:

    If your mom does figure it out and manage never to die, we hope she shares her secret with all our furry friends! Maybe then, we’ll catch those elusive squirrels…Your mom’s job definitely was unusual, Easy. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  52. Easy, that is a DEAD weird job your Mom had there.
    Gail worked one summer for the local water company. The task? Watching videos taked by cameras pulled through municipal sewage pipes (to check for cracks). The things she saw!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

  53. hello easy its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm i hav not reely ernd enny munny yet altho i keep trying varyus git ritch kwik skeems!!! probly the weerdest way dada has ernd munny is he rites buks and evry wunse in a wile his bank akkownt goze up a littel bit wen sumthing kalld royalteez mateeryalizes in their frum the misteeryus land of amazon apparently yoo kan buy things with kings and kweens but not as mutch as wun mite ekspekt given that they are royaltee and all!!! ha ha ok bye

  54. Not a great job I must admit, but try cleaning chicken poop on the chicken farm… good money but I think you must loose the sense of smell first… yuck… I would swop with your Mum and carry some dead…

  55. Clowie says:

    That sounds like a very difficult job, Easy.
    It’s much better for her to spend her time looking after you!

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