Local swimmers have gotten a court order forcing the City of San Diego to chase away the seals from the Scripps children's pool in La Jolla. But it is not my intention to blog on that specifically, but on this bit:
The city said it would blast recordings of barking dogs to scare away the pesky pinnipeds at the cost of $688,000 a year. San Diego cannot use force because the seals are a federally protected marine species.
Please, oh please can I get paid $688,000 a year to play loud recordings on the beach? I have not even cracked a spreadsheet on this, but I am betting I can turn a profit on that.