Back to the original story of the attorney who left legal practice for an assumed identity training toothless monkeys to whip dogs around a racetrack - I was disappointed not to find out from the article whether this was an ethics-driven life decision for Mr Dolci/Hendricks.
this is the most bizarre statement I have read in a news article in some time. It is from a disturbing account of alleged animal abuse where in capuchin monkey jockeys ride on dogs:
I don't really want to comment on the animal cruelty part. I think this show should be shut down and the animals turned over to people who know how to care for animals, but in the first third of the article we find that Phil Hendricks, the owner, ran away to join the circus not only as a grown-ass man, but also as an attorney.
Did any of you ever think about leaving your current profession and joining the circus? Did any of you actually do it?
Discuss amongst yourselves.
In my early 20s i left a crappy job in a tire-making factory to work with a professional magician whose business partner was a carney, as Mylo had been prior to his settling down after getting married.
Within a year's time, i was working a sideshow gig as "The Amazing India-Rubber Skinned Boy", climbing ladders made of swords barefoot, eventually having real cinder blocks smashed on my chest with a sledge hammer as i lay on a real bed of nails...
Oddly enough this wasn't even the weirdest job i've had, that would have to be doing security in a whorehouse.
(the cinder block thing was less of a headache...)