I've always had this strange fascination with tour guides.
They must hate thier jobs, I thought. They must only care about the money. They must loathe dealing with hearing-impaired tourists.
Then one day last summer I was talking to a friend about how I didn't have any direction. About how, even if I could afford to go to school, I'd have absolutely no idea what to take. Nothing at a school interests me. I'd fail out of everything.
So he goes: "Well what do you like doing most of all?" And I think, and I say: "This! This is what I like doing most of all! Wandering around Vancouver, sneaking about every nook and cranny, watching the boats and the planes, smelling the trees and the mountains... I like hanging out and doing nothing downtown and around town. But I guess that doesn't translate into a career very well, eh?"
Then I was thinking, well, maybe it does. Ever since then I've had this silly dream of starting my own walking tour of Vancouver. Oh it would be so fun. I think I have a unique perspective, a lot of insight to offer.
For real, what could be better than talking about something that you are passionate about all day long? I dunno, I guess lately I've been seriously considering it more and more.
I walked around downtown all day today doing more research. What would I talk about? Where would I take them? How long would it be?
I think right now, with all the things I have on my list, the tour will be 4 hours long. >.<
Anyways, does anyone want a Vancouver 2010 Hoodie? I stole one from the olympic store, thinking it would be funny and ironic, but now it just feels so wrong wearing it. =/
Maybe I should work on becoming a model citizens before I start sending people on a marathon around our city, eh?