Friday, June 20, 2008

I wish I had his job

Did you ever wish that someone would pay for you to travel around the world and visit different countries? Did you ever hope that you could leave your job and do something that you enjoyed? Well, Matt did just that.



You can read his story *here*. It's a modern day fairy tale. Man gives up job to travel around Asia and runs out of dosh. He posts a video on the Internet of him doing a silly dance on his travels. A friend tells a friend who tells a friend who works in a gum company who then offer to pay for him to travel around the world and film himself doing his dance. Man comes back with video and then convinces the company to let him do it all again, this time dancing with people who have emailed him. I gotta say, I take my hat off to him.

I am of course insanely jealous, travel being one of my loves and also one I can't afford to do near as often as I would like to. I am at least off to Edinburgh next week for a few days for a well earned break having just completed my last day in my old job. I will be taking photos but there will be no dancing, not by me at any rate. So Matt, been to Edinburgh on your dance tour yet?

9 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Nothing like marketing, eh. This guy will be a case study in business programs for a long time.

Cheers.

kenju said...

What I wish is that he would learn some new dances!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Will that guy come work for me? He's one savvy dude.

Bob-kat said...

Kenju - I think the whole point gimmick is that he has only one dance!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Boy, he is one lucky dude! I'm not sure I would even consider that
A Dance".....I would call that jumping around a bit....All those places all over the world to see people junp around? Well I have some Swamp Land in Florida I'd be happy to see those same people who funded these trips....! LOL!

Sarch said...

Very interesting BK. I have never even heard of this guy before this. Thanks!

craziequeen said...

Sometimes I do wonder which lucky stone these people were born under.....

cq

Shephard said...

My favorite is Gurgaon, India where he stops the frantic dance to join theirs. That made me laugh out loud.
~S

moon said...

Thats pretty cool, dorky dance and all, what an experience he has had!!