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.

4 comments:

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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