The Dirtiest Jobs in DC?

mike-rowe.jpgI’m addicted to Mike Rowe and his Discovery Channel show, Dirty Jobs. They’ve supposedly “searched this great land of ours” for people performing “jobs that make civilized society possible”. He’s hit Baltimore (Glen Burnie – McShane Bell Foundry) for a bell maker and groundskeeper for the Bowie Baysox, but no love for DC?

What do you think is the dirtiest job in DC? Cleaning up the sidewalk in front of Rumors after an overextended night of drinking? Maybe one of the Big Bite munching construction workers and landscape artisans at the local 7-11? How about being a lobbyist to congress for one of the “sin stocks” (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms)? Maybe even filling potholes in DC for the DOT? I could think of a few jobs uniquely “Dirty in DC”, what’s your favorite disgusting, grungy, smelly dirty job in DC?

4 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    Hey David, you left out the other area-related fact about Rowe – he’s one of ours, a Baltimore boy who was born and raised there and educated at Towson. Not to mention a former singer with the Baltimore Opera, a fact you can easily tell when he sings the anthem before the Bay sox game.


  2. poo poo (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:03 am

    definitely cleaning up abandoned houses that were used as crack dens. one in my neighborhood had the first floor covered in feces and clothes to almost a foot high. needless to say, rats had infested the place. the police were even warned NOT to enter the premises without tall rubber boots, masks, gloves, etc. NASTY!


  3. Max (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    I think Dick Cheney is pretty dirty, but it’s not necessarily because of his job.


  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    I’m wondering if working for the DC Madam might’ve been the dirtiest jobs in DC? I figure politicians are some dirty, dirty birds and serving their “needs” might well be pretty dirty.

    I mean, what else would you call something that needed a goat, eight yards of nylon rope, two bottles of mustard (French’s and Grey Poupon), and six rubber gloves?



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