Monday, December 24, 2007

I wanna be...

when kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, the most common answers are:

pilot, astronaut, doctor, architect, vet, ballerina...

i remember these answers vividly from the kids in my class. of course, i had the most horrid answers of all: "i don't know" but that's beside the point.

how come no kids ever say they want to become consultants, teachers, engineers, project managers, programmers, housewives ?

which is what most of us turn out to be anyway...

what did u originally want to become when u grew up ?

22 comments:

Princess said...

i didnt know what i wanted to be until i was in year 10, and i ended up not being that, and now after starting work, im sort of kind of getting a feel of wat i want to be

KJ said...

I wanted to be a doctor and I almost got there. Then 911 happened and I had to be an engineer

nQ *Inanna Nino's Wiener said...

housekeeper - at a very good hotel if it makes it sound any better

fonzy said...

i wanted to be a cop :P now i am a financial analysit :P

N. said...

I didn't know what I wanted to be either. I do remember wanting to be a mad scientist though. Really.

Zed said...

i wanted to be a mutha fuckin hustler....you better aks somebody

Zi-One said...

i still don't know what i want to be ;/

Swair said...

Teacher!

And now I am one! *shakes*

Kinano said...

English teacher (still want to :( )

الخيلاء said...

i wanet to be a flight attandance LoOoL

Joud said...

princess: which is what ??

kj: visa problem ? that sucks

nq: um, why not

fonzy: thats like the opposite of a cop !

n.: mad being the operative word ?

zed: close enough

zi-one: u and me both !

swair: good for u, u seem to be the only one here to have realized your career ambition

kinan: they dont have english teachers at agility ?

الخيلاء : and what did u end up being ?

eshda3wa said...

airplane attendant
i also wanted to be homeless

Joud said...

eshda3wa: why did u wanna be homeless ??

dishevelled said...

In elementary school we had to dress up as what we want to be when we grow up and explain what we'd be doing and why we wanted to be that. I dressed up as an engineer/architect

Growing up I also wanted to be a teacher, working for NASA, explorer/geologist (the guys who dig up ruins and try to get facts, like the titanic and stuff :P) and whatever I was dreaming of becoming I was also an exceptional writer and an amazing artist :P

I'm 22 studying engineering, hoping to achieve all of the mentioned above and I'm still adding to the "I wanna be" list. I still want all the things I wanted when I was younger, but the major thing I added is being a rock star :P

Joud said...

wow dishevelled u take ambition to a whole new level - good luck :)

This Lady said...

i think i wanted to be a supermodel! And then my parents said "No!" So i decided to become a writer. Or a magazine editor.

I turned out a blogger. Close enough, no?

me talk dirty one day said...

I always wanted to train as a neurosurgeon from the time I was toilet trained.

And boy, did I get a realty check when it finally sunk in, my manual dexterity was nowhere up to scratch. Some reality check that was - felt more like high voltage shock therapy !!
The only upside to this handicap of mine is I can have some time to call my own to blog.

I will let you in on another secret - at 35, I am still not sure I am fully grown. I continue to grow giving wings to my flights of comic fancy.

Joud said...

this lady: blogging is more of a hobby than a profession isnt it - that's why it's so enjoyable

me talk dirty one day: i know a lot of 35 year-olds and over that are not fully grown so nothing unusual there :)

Chirp said...

I wanted to be a movie star in hollywood and I wanted to live in a trailer ... :)

Joud said...

chirp: a trailer - u mean when u're filming on the set, before u go back to your fancy crib right ;)

Adie said...

I always thought that I would end up a model (I used to pose in front of cameras and mirrors) :p ! For a chubby kid I used to have high self-esteem!

Joud said...

adie: that's kinda adorable :) so what did u eventually become ?