Nothing illegal. I promised my friend Grannie Annie that I would write about this, and I shall do so.
I had babysitting jobs off and on in junior high and early high school, but I was super excited to get a "real" (e.g. requiring your own transportation) job my junior year. I participated in my school's work experience program, which gave you a free period (e.g. get out of school early) if you had a part-time job and came to one meeting a month. Cheers for me!
This program manager was told by our town's university that the job I was interviewing for involved contacting patients post-surgery to follow up and see how they were doing, as part of a study.
Little did I know - and I promise you I would not, could not make this up (I am not that creative) - it was in the urology department.
Calling guys who had penile implant surgery.
I only lasted a couple of weeks but I'll never forget some of the responses. They mainly fell into the category of, "Yeseverything'sfinebye!", but a few...varied.
One guy denied he had ever had the surgery.
Me: "Do I have the wrong number? Are you Mr. XYZ who lives at ABC address?"
Guy: "Yes. But I didn't - ahem! - have anything like that done."
Then there were the TMI guys...I'll leave you to figure that one out on your own.
My favorite, though, was an 82-year-old guy who said, "It's been just great! No problems at all! The only problem is that I have too many girlfriends now, HAHA!"
I only lasted a couple of weeks and told the doctors at the university that I was just too embarrassed to continue. They understood and there were no hard feelings (no pun intended.)