Worst Job in the World?

Apparently, coffee lovers (I am not one) sing the praises of a variety of coffee whose beans are “harvested”, half-digested, from the scat of Indonesia’s civet cat.

Let’s leave aside for a moment three big mind-boggling things, here – that someone first came up with the idea, that there was some poor sod who first had this beverage thrust upon him, and that some people are evidently willing to pay $100 for a cup of coffee – and concentrate on what I feel is the essential bit of take-away knowledge to be learned from this story:

In Indonesia, apparently, there are folks whose jobs involve finding and collecting civet cat poo, and sieving out the inexplicably valuable beans from it. Please try to keep this in mind, the next time you feel compelled to complain about how bad your job is…

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General | on April 9th, 2008| Comments Off on Worst Job in the World?

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