This reminds me of a writing prompt a student of mine had not long ago. He was to write a short essay on this:
"If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could take only 2 people with you, which of these would you choose:
- construction worker
- police officer
He chose a soldier and a doctor, which I thought were good choices based on that list alone. I also thought the list was kinda slim pickings!
Nothing against any of these professions, but really, how useful are they in a survival situation like being stranded on a deserted island? At least the soldier would have some survival training, the doctor could diagnose stuff...
But let's see, if we could come up with a want ad. Who would apply?
Dynamic Executive Assistant needed to organize, manage and oversee procedures for stranded adventurers.
Eligible candidates must know how kill wild animals and prepare them for human consumption, be able to identify, with 100 percent accuracy, edible plant life, and be familiar with antidotes to counteract the ingestion of non-edible plant life. Fire building and maintenance is required along with the generation of non-intestinal parasitic water and the construction of shelter against typhoons and stuff.
Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Photoshop is pretty worthless for this position. Experience in dealing with wimpy people in the throes of freaking out is desired as is the ability to work long unpredictable hours on little or no sleep or caffeine.
Salary is comensurate with how many edibles you can kill.
If you know of anyone, have them give me a ring.