Question of the Week

What was the profession you most often mentioned when people asked you what you were going to be when you grew up?


  1. Alice

    I had no idea what I wanted to be. The only thing I enjoyed doing was photography but that was only acceptable as a hobby, not as a career choice. My father wanted me to be a doctor, like him. But I didn’t think I had the ability to succeed at that. I probably wanted to be an artist but that wouldn’t have been acceptable. So I dropped out of school, ran away and got married. And now, after an accidental but highly successful career as a librarian, I’m sort of an artist. Since I don’t have to make any money doing it, I can and do dabble in all sorts of artistic endeavors just for my own pleasure. Now what in the world am I going to do with all these beads, photographs, paintings, mosaics, wood carvings, fabric arts, and so on that I’ve done and plan to do ????????

  2. Joe Haldeman

    I guess that’s also part of the reason I’ve stuck with free-lance writing, Lore. Not so much “wants to be happy” as “wants not to be fucked with.”

    Unca Joe

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