"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.