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Fame

Your opportunities for fame are derived from your job description. First, consider that you'll be writing land descriptions for legal documents such as property leases and deeds. Write a long, flowing description that would make Shakespeare proud; a description filled with flowery terms and long, complex sentences; exactly the type of language you tried to avoid in English class.

If that doesn't land you in the record books, try to finagle your way into a celebrity's real estate transaction. Spend countless hours pacing their property to ensure the boundary lines are correct. Don't look inside the windows, though; it's considered tasteless in most circles. In other circles, it's considered grounds for calling the police. Assuming the sale goes through and you're still a free man (or woman), you can talk about that one at the office water cooler.

Remember, the word "famous" is also part of "infamous." What could you possibly do to receive infamy status? Here's one that should work: Let's say you've been researching county land records for a government official's property sale. While you're digging through 50 years of survey data, you recall some locals talking about the locations of several profitable stills that operated during Prohibition in the 1930s…and are rumored to be operating right now. You check your data three times, and finally surmise that the official's property and the stills' locations match up perfectly. Now you have to decide whether or not you want to become infamous...or sit on this juicy bit of information forever.

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