Sunday, 22 April 2012

Unusual jobs

Last night I discovered something which has to be one of the most unusual jobs ever - and one which I would never, ever be able to do.  We had been invited to the Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport for a combined big birthday and big wedding anniversary meal.  Delicious meal by the way 
 Realised I had cut the bottom half of the menu off the photo so here's a picture of the missing part - my most favourite dessert, lemon flan.  With a scoop of lemon sorbet.  Sadly, taking the photo was my second thought after it was placed in front of me.  The first one was to dive in and eat a bit of the flan ...
One very unusual feature at this hotel is in the bar area.  They have a wine tower and inside it is a gymnast whose job it is to acrobat her way around the tower and the more expensive a bottle of wine, the higher up the tower it is for her to fetch.  
My photo doesn't do it justice so I will include a youtube clip so you can see her in all her glory
I wonder what the job description looks like ...

10 comments:

Amy said...

It's not my cup of tea either!

Cheri said...

I saw that on an episode of CSI once. Crazy!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Umm? I don't drink wine...how would they serve me a Diet Coke I wonder?!!!

BTW, I've lost count of the times I've eaten dessert & THEN thought "I should have photographed that"...you are not alone!! :D

scrappyjacky said...

I don't think I'll be applying for that one either!!

Alison said...

Definately on my list of 'World's Worst Jobs'! Can you imagine just going up and down like a yoyo till someone actually WANTS something!!
Alison xx

Sian said...

..and I wonder how much she gets paid! I don't think they'd be interested in my skill level on that one. Great story!

Kirsty.a said...

Excellent. What fun. I hope you ordered a very expensive bottle

Denise said...

fascinating stuff- don't think I fancy that one though! x

Ginger said...

Might not be something I would like to do, but I think it's quite fascinating watching them :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great picture! Reminds me of the performers for cirque de Soleil.
Rinda