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A few observations:
1. I wonder if he ever gets up there and says, "Man, that second cup of coffee/breakfast burrito/12 pack of beer last night was a bad idea".
2. Does he ever daydream at work?
3. Does this man make enough money to do this?
If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.
I was scared halfway to crying just watching that. No effing way am I going anywhere near that high.
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.
My hat goes off to those guys. During the movie, they keep getting to what I think is the end of the tower, and the narrator keeps saying, "He will rest a minute here. He is now only x feet from the top." And my jaw drops....
My friend John is a tower climber. He fully acknowledges the hazards of his work, fully understands them, and actually enjoys doing the climbing, the views, etc. He is well compensated for the work (relatively, but for someone without a degree it pays pretty well). They do a lot of safety checks and education.
Secondly.... every government worker does not get a state funeral that stops traffic. For that matter, in the south at least, anyone can have a funeral that stops traffic, just have a procession of cars.
Police have an interesting job and are often fairly close with people in the community. Usually when they are celebrated it is because of the community, not the government mandating something. There were two officers killed in my community and they were honored with a park- paid for by donations. From the community. No one twists your arm to honor vets, firemen, police or LOL, the local zoning inspector. It's not like Korea where we show up, donate or are shot.