A few days ago I listed Mike McClure’s “Foam” album as one of the greats (as an album). Then a little later, I mentioned my short tenure as a courier for the US Census Bureau. As luck would have it, I took a video from the latter and put music from the former to it. So, for your enjoyment:
I got paid $10 plus fifty cents a mile to make this drive between 3 and 7 days a week. While it didn’t make me rich, it was a pretty good gig. If I’m going to sit on my rear and consume entertainment anyway, I might as well get paid for it, right? I made it through five books from the Jason Bourne series, as well as making strong headway into Tom Clancy’s works.
I’d actually signed up to do the door-to-door stuff (I didn’t know they were hiring couriers). I got 100% on the test they gave me, which may have put me in line for what I consider to be a better job. Or, perhaps because I was late signing up, I got what they considered to be a lesser job.
Ultimately, though, it was a waste of taxpayer money. My job was to deliver documents to two handoff points, but I almost never had anything to deliver except my timesheet. So I was essentially being paid to deliver the document that made sure I got paid.
As for the video, I didn’t intend to actually use the song “Flood,” but I couldn’t resist with the rain and all.