Dopiest Job In The 21st Century
I have dreams of working again, for the money, for the companionship, and for the pleasure of keeping in with the human herd. So I subscribe to Indeed.com* for their daily emailed job listings, for where I want to be next.
Recently the job offering copied here came in on my Kindle tablet: Cannabis Delivery - Night Shift at THC Co. This must be the dopiest job in America, pun intended. It was not so very long ago that drug delivery was done by criminal drug dealers who risked serious prison time for their nefarious enterprising.
I am 100% behind decriminalizing marijuana use, because I believe users are self-medicating for unhappiness and/or simply playing with altered states of being, behaviors which logic argues against punishing by imprisonment. However, pot makes people stupid, paranoid, and lethargic, all without redeeming effect beyond a certain mental numbing which is of dubious benefit.
Some say endemic cannabis use (the proverbial peace pipes of pot) is the reason Native Americans did not advance much beyond a subsistence level in the tens of thousands of years** that they have populated North America. The twist is that while they were conquered, their weed habit may ultimately conquer the conquerors, reducing everyone to subsistence living in a skunky miasma.***
Needless to say, I will not be applying for the dope delivery job, although I image that it is easy and pays well.
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* "Indeed is an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings launched in November 2004. It is a subsidiary of Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd. and is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas and Stamford, Connecticut with additional offices around the world..."
Source: Indeed website
** "The history of Native Americans in the United States began in ancient times tens of thousands of years ago with the settlement of the Americas by the Paleo-Indians. Anthropologists and archeologists have identified..."
Source: History of Native Americans in the United States - Wikipedia
*** CAUTION: History is confounded here, with many experts citing the facts which bolter their particular historical agendas. Current best guess is that cannabis originally evolved in Central Asia, and came across the Bering Strait with the original Paleo-settlers of America.
Caption: A Dopey Job I Do Not Want
screen capture off my Kindle Fire HD8 2019