This meme is brought to you by the letter P and the number 10.
So Anthony gave me the letter P with which to choose ten words and then explain what they mean to me. The first thing I did was list 72 P words. Problem. Puzzlement. Purging.
So here are ten P careers that I have really and truly considered or attempted during my life.
Play School presenter - You know me. I would be as good as Jay or Justine. Making things with cardboard and sticky tape, making farm noises, dancing like a fool, all of this I can do. I settle by providing exclusive performances for Abbey.
Pharmacologist - the fact that creativity and flexibility are not allowed when prescribing drugs is probably a good thing, but is too restrictive for me.
Precision Driver - I've wanted to do this since I was a teeny tiny thing and first saw the Holden Precision Driving Team at the Royal Melbourne Show. I comfort myself by concentrating on being a reliably good driver.
Perfumier - I like the idea of this more than the reality. The Myer perfume counter nearly always gives me a headache. BTW, if you haven't read Perfume by Patrick Suskind, you should.
Pet Doctor - (I know, but it doesn't start with a P, 'kay?) I would have been good at veterinary school, except that I really don't like dogs. Can't explain it. Even the dogs I do like (Hi Benson!, Hi Justine!) I can only stand in very small doses.
Paleontologist - Dinosaurs! Mystery! Death! Digging. Outdoors. In the rain. Forget it.
Politician - Ha! Ha! Ha! hahahahahahaha!
No, I really do consider this every few years, but then I take note of who I'd have to work with.
Prima Ballerina - not through want of trying, only through want of a natural turnout and excess height.
Pianist - failed through lack of another P word: practice.
Prophet - very keen on this until, after years of waiting I have recieved no distinct impressions of the future. Bit of a hindrance that.
Also, police officer, painter, plant nurseryman, potter, private investigator, porcelain dollmaker, but not poet, prize fighter, precision marksman or plumber.
Leave a comment and I'll throw a letter your way.