I went for a two day interview in the heart of the desert to be a camel trainer/trail guide. Haha, this guy puts me on a big ole camel & says, "ride for a mile & then come back". I'm like "Huh"? So I ask my camel to go & she does, for a few hundred feet before deciding that this is way too far from the ranch. I'm going, gee up camel..camels going,nah uh honey. So I dig my heels in like on a horse & she....LIES DOWN. Oh the horror! I was so traumatized Turns out that this camel hadn't been trained yet to be ridden out alone & with me giving her confusing signals, she decided I was a pushover I didn't ride anymore camels out of the ranch but I was put in charge of breaking in a 4 year old called Petra who should have been called Petrafied. The most pathetic camel on god's earth. She's been treated right & never abused but after been injected for mange on my first day there, she decided that sitting down was a bad idea & spent half a mile crying & whining at every step she took after I gently asked her once to lie down. Everyone says camels are smart. I DISAGREE! Any animal worth it's oats settles down once it sees you wont hurt it. NOT A CAMEL! These camels are so well treated here, never rough handled, raised with love, living the good life with little work & more than 2 years maternity leave each pregnancy. Yet, most are afraid. I can't touch almost any of them on the face & my camel Petra, still cries with fear if I so much as touch her. stupid creatures, they are totally antisurvival & common sense. Anyway, I seem to be able to work with them well & use gentle methods so I am determined to get these wretched creatures to stop being afraid of their shadows for no good reason. End of rant.ps, hold thumbs for me, I'm fairly sure I got the job.