The Plinky Question of the Day is a weekly feature I added to the blog to get to know you guys better and vice versa. Sometimes the questions will deal with books or reading but, most of the time they won’t. Because, let’s face it, there’s more to us than what we read.
What was your childhood dream job?
My ‘what I want to be when I grow up’ answer changed constantly as I was growing up. You name it and I probably used it as an answer at one point or another. The two responses that held the longest streak were:
Blame it on my ingrained sense of fairness and justice. I was never fond of the ‘little guy’ getting picked on so in my mind it made sense to become a lawyer. Then I learned what actually happens in the legal system and how it’s not really about justice or fairness. To say that I was disillusioned was an understatement. Couple that with the fact that I actually ended up working at a law office as a legal assistant for many, many years and it’s enough to make me want to go back in time and tell my 8 year old self to snap the hell out of it.
I was an inquisitive child growing up. I always needed to know why and I always wanted the latest scoop. So for a long time I wanted to be a reporter/journalist. I remember having this toy radio that worked as a recorder and I would literally interview anyone who walked through door. It drove my Mom nuts! However, like with the discovery that lawyers don’t necessarily defend the innocent, I learned that reporters and journalist don’t necessarily ‘give us the facts’. Life is so much easier through the eyes of a child, huh?
How about you guys? What did you want to be when you grew up?