A very good friend of mine was bemoaning her youthful decision not to pursue a “career” and instead to take a job. “Look where you are, and where I am,” she stated. “You’ve got something no one can take away from you.”
I guess she’s right; I never looked at it that way. I can certainly lose all my income through no fault of my own, but no one else can take my license away unless I screw up.
Which reminds me of a story (big surprise). My husband was reading the paper one day and asked if I knew a certain attorney. Assuming he wasn’t in the news because of something positive, I asked “What did he do?”
Seems he’d taken some $3 million of his clients’ money and had one of those “Todd” sprees* in Atlantic City. While he may have had a grand old time, he came back a big loser, unable to replenish his escrow account. Which quickly led to his incarceration.
My friend’s right. Unless I leave the straight and narrow path I tread, I will never involuntarily lose my career. Though there are days when I am thisclose to voluntarily leaving it on someone else’s doorstep, ringing the bell, and running away!
*During most Mets’ games, some guy named Todd is living the life I am told I supposed to be living in a commercial for Caesars, AC!