Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Careering out of control

"So," my boss asked me, "would you prefer to be a writer or a stand-up comedian?"

It's probably useful if I state at this point that this wasn't an official performance appraisal conversation. I was in the middle of my Thai fishcake, after all. But nevertheless I still gave the response some serious thought.

"I like the instant gratification that a comedian gets from an audience. That's very appealing. But on the other hand, writing is something you can do whilst sitting down with a nice cup of tea."

You can see why my school careers advisor despaired of me.


Rebecca Schmitz said...

Is Thai fishcake another name for Thai stick, you scamp?

fatboyfat said...

Knew I could rely on you for a Big Lebowski reference.

Rebecca Schmitz said...

The Dude abides.

Tom said...

See, this is where the school careers advisers were wrong. That is a totally valid reason for choosing a career. I am basing 5 years of higher education on it currently, including graduate school. These would obviously be advisers that haven't done a job that required you to be on your feet for 10-12 hours a day or wear a 14 pound toolbelt for that entire time.
I'm just sayin'...


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