You always need to have a plan B in life. Tonight I was reviewing fall back careers with my parents … just in case. My dad threw out the option of electrician. I told him I probably should avoid repairing anything that operates with an on switch. Especially since the way I “fix” my phone is by shaking it repeatedly and vigorously. Kind of like a martini. But it was my mom who came up with the ultimate money maker. (After flight attendant. “So you can fly home!”)
ME: I was thinking of becoming a pirate. I hear it’s pretty lucrative.
MOM: Why don’t you just write a book about a dog? That guy wrote about a dog named Marley and look – he has a movie deal now. He’s making millions!
ME: [Mull it over. Remember that do not own dog. Not even a fish. Respond.] No, I think I will just become a pirate.