Believe it or not, one of the all-time great jokes has a real life counterpart here in Broome. Here’s the joke:
A guy works in the circus, following the elephants with a pail and shovel. One day, his brother comes to see him. He says, “Sam, I have great news. I got you a job in my office. You can wear a suit and tie, work regular hours, and start at a nice salary. How about it?” Sam says, “What? And give up show business?
Yes, there’s a guy whose job is to follow the camel caravan in order to pick up camel poop on Broome’s Cable Beach. The only difference between the joke and real life is that instead of a pail and shovel, this guy scoops it up with his rubber-gloved hand and places it in a pretty blue bag.