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Recession-Career Musical Chairs

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Last night, I learned that because of These Trying Times, a milliner acquaintance of mine is giving up the biz to become a bartender. This is good—clearing up space in the haberdasheries for when we journalists are forced out of writing by the dental hygienists.

In the future, all dental hygienists will become journalists, all journalists will become hat-makers, all hat-makers will become bartenders, and all bartenders … will become dental hygienists? Or maybe they’ll just start pulling people’s teeth out after plying them with whiskey, like in the good old days.

[Yes. Maybe I will only post nonsense from now on.]


Written by Elizabeth

February 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

Posted in Culture, Media

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  1. Nonsense for most, truth for a handful.


    February 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

  2. Not trying to be overly sensitive about a good humored post, but you should know that a many professional bartender makes more money than your average journalist, milliner, or dental hygienist.

    restaurant refugee

    February 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm

  3. Well maybe I should skip right over the millinry step and go straight to bartending ….


    February 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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