Thursday, January 29, 2009

A High Job

Afraid of Heights?
If so, you would not want this guy’s job. He works in high places, very high places. This is supposedly true, and it’s interesting. The note I received said:

IndiaSkyScraper-1“Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India is the cult hero of Dubai's army of construction workers. Known as the "Indian on the top of the world", Babu is the crane operator at the world's tallest building - the 819-meter (2,687 ft) Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home - apparently it takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile.  When the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest. Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai 's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. All agree he's worth it.”

See the red arrow. That’s supposedly where he works, and lives for the time being. I wonder what it would be like up there in a thunder storm? I don’t want to think about it.


Get more information about this amazing building HERE.

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Quote of the Day
Fear knocked at the door.  Faith answered. 
And lo, no one was there. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Marty was in his usual place in the morning sitting at the table, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress that was about to marry a football player who was known primarily for his lack of IQ and common knowledge.

He turned to his wife with a look of question on his face. "I'll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives."

His wife replies, "Why thank you, dear!"

… AND …

A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?"

And the father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying.
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1 comment:

Lynne said...

I can't even imagine! My husband and his cousin used to do cabling work, which required climbing up poles of significant heights, but nothing that tall! Whoa!