In a world going through a metamorphoses of sorts when it comes to careers and other shenanigans, there are some professions - dreamt or long forgotten - that I'd like to see appear. These are their stories:
*Time Stopper. Someone who could actually stop time. This isn't inspired by some superhero flick. Not my thing AT ALL. Rather, it's driven by the fact that every time I see my beloved nephew, he is so much bigger than before and I wonder where does the time go!? Make time stop!
*Bubble Guy. There is a bubble guy at the pier in Venice beach. Possibly weirdo. Likely homeless. He just decided this what he'd like to do with his time - blow bubbles on the pier in Venice beach. I think he's on to something with that. Yup. This should definitely be a thing.
*Phone Operator. A job of the past that could SO be brought back. Who doesn't like a primer? A soothing ideally feminine voice to prep us as we're about to plead for work on the phone, or talk to an estranged friend, or deal with an unwanted debt collector. A phone operator could be the buffer we all secretly desire.
*Professional Napper. There's no real point to this job except to give the gift of napping to some individuals who would like nothing else better in this world. Hey - cats get to do it all day long, why not humans!?
*Debbie Downer. Because sometimes we need someone more depressed than us to lift our spirits. Let the powers of comparison lead the way here. Consider this a mental health service. The Debbie Downers of this world are so misunderstood. If they are used to offset someone's depressions - they can be unpredictable uplifters!
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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