After working as a UN diplomat-in-training in Prague, Temple Black became U.S. ambassador to Ghana in 1974. In 1989, President George Bush noticed her impressive ambassadorial resume and appointed her the first (and only) female ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Maybe she found a more metaphorical use for those tap-dancing skills ...
NBA Great Adrian Dantley Became A School Crossing Guard
Adrian Dantley was a basketball legend. Not only is he 28th on the NBA's list of all-time leading scorers, but he also did something few star athletes ever achieved: He didn't blow all his money. So with his enduring fame, success, and fortune, he did what any 58-year-old retired millionaire would do and applied for a minimum-wage job.
In 2013, sports reporters were baffled to discover the former guard forward had become a crossing guard for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Every school day, the 6-foot-5 basketball behemoth puts on his hi-vis to keep kids safe. Now, why would a millionaire former NBA All-Star want to earn an extra $14,685.50 a year as a traffic scarecrow? Well, to quote Dantley, it's only that he "ain't above it." When he heard a gym buddy talk about his wife being a crossing guard, he remembered how cool he always thought his old crossing guards were, and it felt like time better spent than sitting at home and swimming in his money Scrooge-McDuck-style.