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Old 12-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
 
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Default Jobs you thought sounded glamorous or exciting when you were a kid...

... But now you know better.

I used to think girls who worked at the makeup counters at Macy's had the coolest job ever.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
 
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When I was little I so badly wanted to be under cover security at Sears! My moms friend was and carried a walkie talkie in her purse.....coolest job ever!!!!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
 
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Remember the show "the fall guy?" My brother wanted to be a bounty hunter. Ha!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
 
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The only job I ever wanted when I was a child was to be a mother.

Yeah...not so glamorous...
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
 
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I though Magnum P.I. was pretty pimp. Real job? Not so pimp and lots of boring.

Rambo was pretty pimp, too. I can't mumble enough to actually be Rambo, certainly don't have the accent. And a soldier is something that I greatly respect but could never do. And it's really not glamorous.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
 
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There were a couple of small and rinky dink theme parks in my area. They were mainly had shows, and carnival rides. One had an Old West theme and I wanted to be a cancan dancer in the saloon show. I thought that would be the most amazing job ever! Little did I know it paid crap, and was anything but glamorous.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
 
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Secretary. I remember telling my parents I wanted to be one and they yelled at me, pretty badly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #8
 
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^^That's kinda mean of your parents.

My glamour job as a child was a teacher.

As a teen it was either a journalist or working in book publishing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
 
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
 
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Ballerina or writer.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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I always thought that I'd only "arrive" once I became a waitress. Or, a receptionist, or a cashier.

I was a receptionist for quite some time, and it was not all it cracked up to be. I'm not a waitress, but I'm close enough to it, and I'm pretty sure I'd hate being one!

However, I tried out cashiering during training at work, and it was THE GREATEST THING EVER! I always find myself wistfully staring at the cashiers at work, like "omg, I wish I was you..." I think I'm the first and last person to do that.
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Ballerina or writer.
Those are still my dream jobs.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
 
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I wanted to be a "stewardess."
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
 
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As a kid I wanted to be a telephone operator.


(Claudine s thread made me remember this)


Now, it s almost funny how much I hate speaking on the phone.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #15
 
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The garbage man! Riding on the back of that truck looked exciting to 4 year old me.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:25 AM   #16
 
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Lawyer. Not remotely glamorous.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #17
 
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Motorbike courier. With a leather jacket with a long fringe.
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A nurse!

I thought that red lipstick was part of the uniform
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #19
 
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I remember telling someone in kindergarden I wanted to be a farmer and they looked at me funny. In my mind, it would be a very cute farm filled with cuddly animals to play with.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #20
 
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undertaker/mortician/funeral director!

(still kinda do)
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