Friday, July 28, 2006

The Cycle of Employment

[I thought I posted this last summer, but I find a copy among my unpublished drafts, so I'll try it again:]

Reflecting on my observations about English majors, I am reminded of the life cycle of employment as propounded by my friend Mary:
The waitresses want to be beauticians.
The beauticians want to be real estate agents.
The real estate agents want to be lawyers.
The lawyers want to own restaurants.

Did I mention that Mary is a lawyer. And a dynamite cook.

1 comment:

New York Crank said...

I've noticed that advertising clients want to be copywriters. Copywriters want to be novelists. Novelists want to be advertising clients, and complain their books are never advertised or promoted.
It's the Great Circle of Being