Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Amazing jobs

I had some trouble with my heating this morning so M.J. from Mountain Resorts came over to fix the valve and replace the thermostat.

We got to chatting about the normal things you do in Steamboat - how long have you been here, where did you move from, what did you do before? I thought it interesting enough that M.J. was an aircraft tech for Delta (which gave me a high degree of confidence in his ability to fix a thermostat) but then I asked him what his wife was doing.

"She sells Pokemon cards on e-Bay," he replied.

"Excuse me," I said astounded. "But I thought you said she sells Pokemon cards on e-Bay!"

"She does," M.J. replied calmly. "She turns over $10,000 a month. $16,000 in December."

I've talked before about being a virtual worker, but I'm still struggling to get my head around this one.

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