From Parisian sewer guides to a coconut safety engineer in St. Thomas, some travel industry jobs straddle the line between necessary and absurd. Travel and Leisure highlights some of the strangest.
- Tourism ambassador, Japan. Diplomacy never looked so soft and cuddly after Japan appointed elder statesfeline Hello Kitty for PR duty in Hong Kong and China.
- Karaoke taxi driver, Helsinki. With 5,000 songs to choose from, it's the journey, not the destination, that might drive you crazy.
- Manners cop, Venice. Besmirch the city with your shirtless lifestyle and a badge-wearing manners-minder may direct a policeman—and fine—your way.
- LEGO professional gluer, LEGOLAND, California. One building requires 140,000 LEGOs and 1,300 hours. Any questions?
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