Few things motivate an out-of-shape athlete like dangling pork products.
Those who doubt such an assertion need only check a recent craigslist employment ad.
Job requirements? Keeping a properly prepared pork product near a runner’s face to encourage forward movement; running a few miles without going horizontal; fending off bacon-loving varmints (aka wild dogs) and potentially dodging bullets.
Pay? $10 per mile plus tips.
Curiously enough, the advertisement is not a hoax.
Decatur resident Erica Ray, 29, a Norfolk Southern field testing coordinator, has already hired what may be the world’s first bacon dangler.
Ray, who has tried her hand as a professional comedian, wrote the whimsical but effective ad because “getting to the gym has been a challenge lately so I figured bacon would be a good motivator.”