Friday 26 March 2010

Life is hard on the professional pie-eating circuit

I get a lot of comments from people saying that I must have the best job in the world, and that I must get up every morning really looking forward to the day. Well I'll tell you this - life is hard on the professional pie-eating circuit. As a professional pie reviewer, I always have to be on the lookout for the latest pies to hit the shops. With the pie industry booming as it is nowadays, and new pie-focussed restaurants setting up (r.e. Square Pie, Urban Pie etc) hoping to grab a sizeable slice of the market, my job gets more difficult every day. Some difficulties I contend with on a daily basis:

1) Choice - there couldn't be more to choose from. Not only do I have to choose whether I want to review a pie from a restaurant (and then there is the question of which restaurant) or from a supermarket (then, of course, which supermarket), I also have to choose between whether I want a savoury pie or a sweet dessert pie. There are many different brands, of different prices, with different content. It's so hard to choose - plus I want to choose a pie that will make an interesting review to read.

2) Health - It's no hidden fact that pies aren't exactly designed to help you lose weight. When you're eating as many pies as a Pierateer, the health of your body is severely compromised. This necessitates a regular gym routine - and being in the gym means less time for eating pies and writing reviews. Two horrible allergic words: "time management" Aaarrrrrgghh!

3) RSI - as I type all my reviews, this leaves me very prone to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). I have to see a physiotherapist several times a week to avoid RSI, and have employed four hamsters which run over the keyboard and help with the typing as soon as I start to notice the painful symptomssdfsdflkja ef sdsdsdsdsdsdddddddddddddegjklhjklhjokjkljl
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