What do mothball-induced dizziness, an oddly shaped placebo, a unique use for vinegar, a paper clip, and fish that lived have in common? These are situations that consultant Charles Scott has faced in his thirty-three years of providing occupational safety and health guidance to a broad range of businesses and institutions. The author relates these unique and sometimes humorous experiences to give the reader an appreciation for the ingenuity and hard work of both workers and all levels of management involved in small business, American style. Also included are insights into struggles required to obtain his advanced degree. He lifts the curtain just a bit to reveal behind-the-scenes barriers that many graduate students encounter. He also talks about the physical maladies that have affected him as a consequence of the projects on which he worked. Most of the incidents he relates reveal how conscientious his client contacts were in their dealings. However, a few instances of ineptitude, dishonesty, and poor management are given that should reassure the reader that Mr. Scott did have to interface with all types of personalities. The reader will also develop an appreciation of how challenging it can be for a consultant to avoid the "feast or famine" trap.