Do you know what the ingredients are to the best sports related job ever?
2. The 5th Richest person in the world
3. Beautiful weather, water and beaches
4. A Gigantic Yacht with a basketball court on it.
Mix all that together and you get one of the best jobs ever invented! Pulled directly from the critically, award winning, Wall Street Journal:
The Oracle chief has had basketball courts on at least two of his yachts, said Tom Ehman, who handles America’s Cup matters for Mr. Ellison. He said Mr. Ellison liked to relax by shooting hoops, and has had someone in a powerboat following the yacht to retrieve balls that go overboard.
Mr. Ellison, is Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, and 5th richest person in the world, worth about $48 Billion. Larry likes basketball, a lot. Likes to shoot hoops on his yachts. For those who have ever shot hoops, the ball tends to bounce off the rim and backboard when you miss. For those who yacht. Those tend to be on Oceans, or big bodies of water. So, when you mix those two together, you would suspect you’re going to have some basketballs go ‘into the pond’ every once in a while.
Now, with $48 Billion, Larry could probably just forget about any basketballs that went over board and just keep using new balls. The problem is, having a couple dozen basketballs go overboard every time you play, might bring some unwanted attention on your from those who are environmentally conscience. But, don’t fret, there is an easy solution. Pay some dude to follow you’re yacht in a smaller boat and pick up those wayward balls!
That my friends is the best Sports Related Job ever! On a boat all day, warm sun, cool drinks, picking up a few basketballs every once in a while. I don’t think I could ever create a better summer job, ever!
You know the boat you’re picking up basketballs with is top notch. You don’t have a piece of crap follow around a $200M yacht. You’re probably outfitted in some cool uniform. Paid lunches, delivered out on the water. Great tan. Good music. Absolutely, no stress. You’re getting paid well. The guy has $48B and is asking you to retrieve basketballs for G*d’s sake! Where do I sign up? I would do that job in a second, and would be the best ever at it! No one would ever be better than me picking up basketballs in the ocean. I really think I could retire from that job.
Just mark this down as crap you’ll never understand because you’ll never have $48B.
(Hat tip to Daniel Savich for passing the article on to me, and having the great boss who ever lived!)