Two of my friends have the coolest jobs. One is an obgyn - Patty - and I've talked about her before. Seriously, how cool would it be to help bring little, teeny, weeny babies into the world? It's such a miracle. I don't know how she doesn't cry or throw up every time she sees that. I think I would do both. Still, it is totally cool. Plus, people call her "Doctor." Awesome.
My friend Em is in the marketing department at Pier 1 and her job sounds totally awesome too! She's always telling us stories about things they do at work. Marketing brainstorming sessions and parts of the trade that I would have never considered. It is amazing that she's probably going to start working on Halloween stuff sometime soon since they have to be prepared ahead of the season. She talks about how their international wicker orders might be delayed by a drought or heavy rains. It is amazing. And then, yesterday, she emailed to say that they were shooting a commercial at our local Pier 1 - and they were using an elephant. She even sent a picture.
Good thing, I don't have a picture of Patty in action - childbirth is beautiful, but disgusting (to me).
This just brings into focus the fact that my job is oh, so dull. But that's okay, because in some weird way, I help people. They may be people with money, but they have problems too, right? Sadly, there is nothing that I can hold up at the end of the day and say, "Look at this, I did this." Patty, on the other hand, can point to tons of babies and say that she delivered them into this world. And Em can point to tons of marketing products and say, "Look at this. I did that." So cool.