• Question: If you could live as someone with a different occupation for a day, what occupation would it be?

    Asked by tedbuscus to Laurence, Jack, Akram on 22 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      Interior Designer for me 🙂

      I strongly believe that it includes all sciences I love and also adding the artistic and creativity bits … You need a bit of maths and physics to understand how geometries apply and also to assess if you can add two blocks on top of each other!

      If I go to a department store I will spend hours looking at room settings, kitchens and decorative stuff 😉

      If I am allowed to add another occupation, it will have to be an architect … Oh god, do you think I am in the wrong career ;)?!!!!

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      I’d like to be a park ranger… I love being outside and clearing my head out 🙂 Maybe in a big national park in America with huge mountains and trees. Also big bears and cougars to watch out for 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      I would be a gardener.

      I love gardening and produce all my own vegetables and fruit – as well as keeping chickens, foraging food in the countryside and trapping American crayfish from the Kennett and Avon Canal just near to where I live (They are a nasty introduced and invasive species that are killing off our own native crayfish so I am doing some ecological good and getting a tasty crayfish meal into the bargain).

      I love good, tasty food but I like it more when it is free. Even better, with chickens, I never waste any left over food – I just give it to the chickens and they turn it into eggs. Schimples!!!

      Of course, wearing my boring hat, this isn’t economically viable on the large scale. Most people don’t have the space to keep chickens, don’t live next to a canal with crayfish and can’t just go hiking up a hill to pick mushrooms or apples. I am very lucky – but it still amazes me that people will go to the supermarket and buy apples but leave them to rot on the ground when they fall from trees growing semi-wild. This is just another case of the way we waste things.

      Sorry – I am on my soap box again…………

      So the answer is – a gardener.

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