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(Mirror.co.uk)   Boy fighting cancer gets to live his dream by working as a garbageman for a day (pics)   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 41
    More: Strange, garbageman, Liverpool Echo, dreams, cancers  
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3458 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jun 2014 at 8:05 PM (38 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-07 06:39:14 PM  
Kid, if you aren't a member of the mob, the job sucks.
 
2014-06-07 08:06:36 PM  
that's a pretty shiatty, dirty, sweaty dream.

yuck.
 
2014-06-07 08:08:05 PM  
Omg... this is sad. He doesn't know other less stressful jobs in the world! He could have wished to be an actor, a doctor, a soldier, a business person, but no, he chose to do one of the most horrible jobs in the world! His pay should be very high to compensate for that type of undesirable job.

Honestly though, if you pay me $15,000 a month to be a garbage collector, I'd do it without hesitation. If you pay me $1000 a month to be a garbage collector, no way!
 
2014-06-07 08:10:54 PM  
I have to admit that would be awesome ! Anyway my friend Billy let me drive a bulldozer at his jobsite the other day . That was awesome !
 
2014-06-07 08:14:56 PM  

some_beer_drinker: that's a pretty shiatty, dirty, sweaty dream.


When you're 5, you don't care.
 
2014-06-07 08:16:21 PM  
This reminds me of one of Eddie Izzard's routine.
I wanna be an astronaut ...
You're British, so scale it back a bit.
I wanna be etc. until finally he wants to work in a sewer.
 
2014-06-07 08:16:21 PM  
When I was 5, that's what I wanted to be.

In my defense, I had just read one of those Golden Books about garbage men.  They had uniforms, hats, and seemed like swell guys. Their trucks were really shiny too.

When I was 6, I had an occasional interest in becoming an OB/GYN, thanks to my neighbor that was about the same age.
 
2014-06-07 08:17:55 PM  
If it's good enough for the smartest man in the world...
 
2014-06-07 08:19:21 PM  
i1309.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-07 08:19:32 PM  
As far back as he can remember, he always wanted to be a gangster in waste disposal.
 
2014-06-07 08:21:12 PM  
kitted him out in boots, hi-vis jacket, helmet and gloves

Wait, garbage men wear helmets?
 
2014-06-07 08:22:26 PM  

SBinRR: When I was 5, that's what I wanted to be.

In my defense, I had just read one of those Golden Books about garbage men.  They had uniforms, hats, and seemed like swell guys. Their trucks were really shiny too.

When I was 6, I had an occasional interest in becoming an OB/GYN, thanks to my neighbor that was about the same age.


Most importantly, you get to hang off the back of a truck while it's moving.
 
2014-06-07 08:30:13 PM  
When I was 3 or 4 that was my dream too -- still one of my favorite kinds if trucks. Lots of the garbage men I saw as a kid looked pretty happy hanging on the back of a moving truck!
 
2014-06-07 08:38:35 PM  

TinyFist: [i1309.photobucket.com image 666x360]


came for this, leaving satisfied
 
2014-06-07 09:02:49 PM  
I wanted to be a garbage man when I was about that age, too, because those trucks were freakin' cool. Not sure how I would have fit my other dream jobs (policeman, fireman, and astronaut) into a garbage man's schedule, but that's what I thought nights and weekends were for.
 
2014-06-07 09:07:45 PM  
dilbert.com
 
2014-06-07 09:25:32 PM  
Well, it looks like things are picking up.
 
2014-06-07 09:28:34 PM  
Yea, I wanted to be a garbage man at that age also, cool trucks are what did it.  I use to sit out at talking with them when they came by according to my mom.

/Still love big trucks to this day.
//Make a hell of a lot more then a truck driver though so I can only look.
///Local moms club has a touch a truck day and I may have more fun then my kids.
////Wooohoooo slashies!!!!!!
 
2014-06-07 09:31:23 PM  
First thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Someday_Angeline

Great book if I remember right... I was 6 or 7 when I read it.
 
2014-06-07 09:40:48 PM  
Being a garbage man would be perfect for me. They only work one day a week in our neighborhood.

Nice, I could call in sick that day.
 
2014-06-07 09:41:25 PM  

Old Man Winter: This reminds me of one of Eddie Izzard's routine.
I wanna be an astronaut ...
You're British, so scale it back a bit.
I wanna be etc. until finally he wants to work in a sewer.


I'm glad it's been covered
 
2014-06-07 09:46:14 PM  
Who can take the trash out?  Stomp it down for you?  Shake the plastic bag and do the twisty thingy too?
 
2014-06-07 09:58:03 PM  

SBinRR: When I was 5, that's what I wanted to be.



Same here . . . you go to ride on the back of the truck . . . that was the coolest job ever!

Then some guy walked on the moon, and that was the end of my garbage man dreams.

/ got an accounting degree and became a systems analyst / solutions architect . . .
// whee . . .
 
2014-06-07 10:07:55 PM  
he's the hero we need, but not the one we deserve right now.
 
2014-06-07 10:20:47 PM  

fusillade762: kitted him out in boots, hi-vis jacket, helmet and gloves

Wait, garbage men wear helmets?


Well, it IS the UK after all. Beware 'elf and safety.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-07 10:37:44 PM  
the world is not a wish granting factory
 
2014-06-07 10:48:53 PM  

monstera: the world is not a wish granting factory
your wish has been granted...

 
2014-06-07 11:06:49 PM  

TinyFist: [i1309.photobucket.com image 666x360]


lol
 
2014-06-07 11:17:23 PM  
This headline brought back good memories. My son wanted to be a trashman when he was 2-3 years old. He was obsessed with it. We found the coolest little truck. It was dark blue and when you pushed a button a spring-loaded mechanism dumped the trash from the front loader into the back. He had so much fun with it. He'd go around the carpet and find scraps of paper the vacuum didn't get and clean up.

Now he's in his 30s and works in IT.
 
2014-06-07 11:21:51 PM  
I was looking into waste haulers for a small apartment building recently, looking at the Yelp reviews.

We chose the company that had this entry:

"My 3 year old son had requested a "garbage truck" themed birthday party since he is obsessed with garbage trucks.  I called around to various places and most people just laughed at me when I asked if we could have a garbage truck "visit" on the day of his party. [Steve at the company] called me back a week before my son's birthday and told me that he had scheduled one of his guys to drive a truck out to our house for his party.  I was overwhelmed and it was a great surprise for my son.  He was ecstatic when we heard the (clean) garbage truck backing down our street.  The driver was really nice and the party was a huge success with the arrival of the truck. "
 
2014-06-07 11:22:26 PM  

GreenSun: Honestly though, if you pay me $15,000 a month to be a garbage collector, I'd do it without hesitation. If you pay me $1000 a month to be a garbage collector, no way!


Unfortunately for you, garbage man pay scales are not set by John McCain.
 
2014-06-07 11:26:10 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Being a garbage man would be perfect for me. They only work one day a week in our neighborhood.

Nice, I could call in sick that day.


LOL
I want this on a T shirt
 
2014-06-07 11:29:25 PM  

TinyFist: [i1309.photobucket.com image 666x360]


Can't believe this took so long, should have been Boobies and EOT.
 
2014-06-08 01:42:30 AM  
Man, that stinks.
 
2014-06-08 01:43:40 AM  
reactiongifs.me
 
2014-06-08 02:23:18 AM  
To be fair, being from Liverpool means that's something you can actually aspire to.
 
2014-06-08 02:26:07 AM  

fusillade762: kitted him out in boots, hi-vis jacket, helmet and gloves

Wait, garbage men wear helmets?


We're talking about a country where the elevators are required, by law, to tell you that the doors are opening and closing.
 
2014-06-08 02:41:46 AM  

LincolnLogolas: fusillade762: kitted him out in boots, hi-vis jacket, helmet and gloves

Wait, garbage men wear helmets?

We're talking about a country where the elevators are required, by law, to tell you that the doors are opening and closing.


I thought I heard somewhere that "doggy bags" were banned in either England or Ireland, due to safety and health issues.
 
2014-06-08 04:46:32 AM  
Those were the days.


i682.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-08 08:09:02 AM  
Could someone translate the article into American?
 
2014-06-08 11:04:10 PM  
He should have set his sites a bit higher and asked to be sewage lift station operator for a day.
 
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