Tuesday, March 08, 2005

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Odd. I can't believe I keep forgetting to blog this so I'm going to do it now. This instance happened some time ago and I feel bad for not blogging it.

One day me, the principal and the program director were in the principal's office. The program director is only 3 years from retiring so I asked him "what are you going to do as your retirement job? You are too much of a work-a-holic to sit at home and do nothing."
PD: I just want a part-time job working for the airlines doing customer service.
Me: Huh? Are you kidding? That sounds kinda stressful to me. Why would you want to do that?
PD: Because I can get free or discounted airfare. When the job is bugging me, I just say 'oh! I'm out. Let me hop on a plane somewhere.
Princ. and I: OH!
Me: Well, when I grow up, I want to own and work in a record store. No one will have to know I own it, I'll just be the old guy who goes around talking to everybody in the store about music.
Princ.: I know this sounds crazy, but as MY retirement job, I don't want to have any real responsibilities or deal with anyone on a deep level. I want the classic old guy job.
PD: What's that?
Princ.: Hot dog vendor at football and baseball games. I would just walk around with my carrying tray "Hot dogs, hot dogs! Get your fresh hot dogs!"
**all laugh, then look at each other in nodding approval, then disperse**

To my readers, what do YOU want to be when you grow up? I.E. your retirement job. You HAVE to have a retirement, unfortunately. Social Security is damn near bankrupt, We Generation X'ers suck at saving money, and worst of all, we've been programmed to be workaholics. Hit me back with your answer in the comments.

1 comment:

Blonde Ambition said...

Actually there are 2 things....both of them very different from each other. One is to breed championship Arabian horses (definately a dream..that'll never happen lol) The other is to be an illustrator for science text books. There are photographs in the texts of course, but there always need to be illustrations....once I even had a wild idea to design clothing based on scientifc structures lol