Thursday, June 30, 2005
Things I Should Write A Book About
- 1 Contractor (basically a glorified temp)
- 1 Jewish guy (who is not afraid to sing "Look on the Bright Side of Life" at the slightest provocation)
- 1 Grandmother (who could have retired about 5 years ago, but took a promotion and a move to Michigan instead)
- 1 corporate Intern (me)
- 1 Single mother (who we lovingly refer to as the "normal one")
- 1 Pack Rat (whose garage sale is bi-annual if that tells you how much junk she can collect in a year)
- 1 Gossip Columnist (or at least she should be. I don't know how she does it but she knows everything)
- 1 Stay-In-School (a stay-in-school is a kid that both works and goes to school)
- And last but not least, 1 Canadian (he's actually the only Canadian citizen in our building. Apparently, each federal center has a Canadian rep. And Bob is ours)
Today, it was the Contractor, the Grandmother, myself (the Intern), the Pack Rat, and the Stay-In-School, and they were discussing the side-effects of having one ear lower than the other. The Pack Rat thought one of the side-effects was craziness since she once knew someone who had one ear lower than the other and she was crazy. The conversation pretty much was downhill from there.
It was in the middle of this discussion, I thought to myself, I should definitely be writing a book about these people. It could be like "Tuesdays with Morrie" for the non-philosopher. I think I'll name it "Lunches with the Crazies". :) Then I thought that all the things that happen around me that are really hilarious and that I should be writing down before I forget them. So, I think I may compile a list of things that books should be written about. Maybe I'll just quit my job and become a "Book Concept Consultant". I bet that would be pretty marketable. Whadaya say? $75-$100/hour? Yup, I think I should. So many ideas, so little time to write.