I just got a call from a 14 year old kid in Michigan that wanted to know a bunch of things about being an “explosives specialist”. The most memorable questions were:
- Q: What is most important about your career? A: Safety. Being very, very detail oriented and being careful.
- Q: What do you like most about your career? A: Making people happy and changing the way people think about gun and explosives.
I also told him that if he was serious about explosives as a career he should consider something other than doing Boomershoot type events. He should look into demolition, mining, and certain specialties in the military. I should have mentioned road construction but I didn’t think of it until after we had said goodbye.