Neither did the astronauts at NASA, but a new development over at Cape Canaveral is under way…
While it’s not the funniest thing I’ve ever read, it is a fun mockery of the recent popularity and wide-spread news coverage of Telecommuting as a way to save gas as the price per gallon continues to rise. The premise (fake of course) is that NASA astronauts are the hardest hit by the increasing price of fuel (not that space shuttles actually run on high octane gasoline, but you get the idea).
Here’s a quote from the article:
“We were seeing a steady exodus of astronauts leaving the space program for jobs where they can earn $10,000 a month working at home in their underwear,” said NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. “There were just too many yellow signs nailed to telephone poles near the base. Way too many.”
–Astronauts Hardest Hit By High Gas Prices (at The Free-Ass. Press)
I’m all for telecommuting (obviously) but this article successfully points out that unfortunately, some jobs just don’t lend themselves well to working at home.