As the saying goes "If you love your job. You will never work a day in your life." As someone who loves coming to work (most of the time) I can tell you that the saying is mostly true. Like most things in life, sometimes you have to "spice things up a little." For a University of Montana landscaper, he chose a great way to "spice things up." Dare we say "THATS ONE SPICY MEATBALL!"

The University of Montana Facebook page recently shared some cheeky shenanigans going down on the Oval recently. For fans of the popular Nintendo game "Mario Kart," you will be delighted by what went down.

Pictures have surfaces online, showing a UM landscaper dressed as the legendary Mario.

Thankfully the University of Montana Oval was not filled with bananas, power ups, stars, or turtle shells. Or else things may have gone differently for Mario. The UM employees happily drove around on his riding lawnmower. Greeting UM students with a giant smile.

According to the post on the UM Facebook page

Enrolled at UM to obtain a certificate in cybersecurity, Mario is taking advantage of the staff tuition discount. In his spare time, Mario enjoys racing students around the oval and looking for mushrooms.


According to Wikipedia, Mario is a non-traditional student, at the age of 41 years old.

 He is the title character of the Mario franchise and the mascot of Japanese video game company Nintendo. Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Depicted as a short, pudgy, Italianplumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom, his adventures generally center on rescuing Princess Peach from the Koopa villain Bowser. Mario has access to a variety of power-ups that give him different abilities.

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