It’s always fun to imagine ourselves in a fictional world.
But it’s time to be deviously brilliant and flip the situation around. What if fictional characters were plopped down in the middle of our world? How would they react? Most important, what type of job would they be a good candidate for?
Time to single out some Lord of the Rings characters (because favorites always get much attention, duh), dress them up in suits, and release them into the job market.
What jobs would they end up with?
SAM GAMGEE: Landscaping expert with an emphasis in exotic gardening.
PIPPIN: Odd jobs here and there. Dish washer, waiter at local pub, burger flipper at McDonalds.
GIMLI: Professional food eating contestant. Also interested in usurping Guy Fieri’s role on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
GANDALF: Uber driver. Because wizards are never late. They arrive precisely when they mean to, and that amounts to excellent customer service.
EOMER: Construction worker.
DENETHOR: High school principal. Unruly children beware.
ARAGORN: Secret service agent. Because looks and skillz. Plus, he could totally rock the suit-and-aviator-sunglasses style.
GALADRIEL: Professional voice actor for animated movies and audiobooks. Also host of the self-started With Age Comes Beauty podcast.
WORMTONGUE: Garbage collector.
ELROND: Ambassador for the United Nations.
BOROMIR: Architect working in Europe to design modern industrial buildings.
THEODEN: CEO of a wind turbine manufacturing company.
SARUMAN: Politician. His deft cunning and smooth way with words provides a perfect fit.
EOWYN: A self-made entrepreneur who runs her own business making customized weapons. She specializes in bladed weaponry, chiefly swords and daggers.
FARAMIR: Operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise (as if he couldn’t get any cooler). His integrity, honesty, attention to detail, and care for those under him make him an ideal person for such a position.
SAURON: Ophthalmologist. Cuz eyes.
GOLLUM: Commercial fisherman (fisherhobbit?) in Alaska.
TOM BOMBADIL: Environmental scientist.
ARWEN: Lead cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra.
LEGOLAS: Shampoo model, mainly for commercials and magazine ads. Hello perfect hair.
⇒ What other characters or jobs would you include?