Sewage is constantly flowing beneath our major cities, our every flush adding to the sea of sewage beneath our feet that we try not to think about very often.
But how can you stop thinking about it, and therefore stop being reminded of your crappy job, when you're a professional poo diver?
If you're Brendan Walsh, owner of Melbourne's East West Dive and Salvage, you remind yourself that your job keeps the waste flowing, and without you people would be plodding around in that fithy muck.
Brendan's company dives into other no-air environments besides sewage, but the poo diving gig is the most important for the community because Australia's sewage system is a bit different than most:
...in Australia, we don’t process our sewerage with chemicals. We get bacteria to break down the solids by aerating them with big stirring machines, 24 hours a day. It’s a very aggressive environment, and moving parts constantly break.
Because the stirring machines are constantly breaking down, and all that crap can't be drained away, sewage farms hire divers like Brendan to do the repairs in a pitch black sea of poop.
And as long as Melbourne keeps crapping Brendan and his team of turd divers will always have their really crappy job.