Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rest in Peace?

So I must have been doing a pretty lousy job of representing myself because the other day someone after I greeted someone I hadn't seen in quite a while, she said, "Are you working?" Um...when am I NOT working? I replied that I am always working and that I've never had the luxury of not working. Not sure what gave her the impression that I might not be working...I think the last time I saw her, I might have been hunting for additional contract work, but I work as I hunt.

After this exchange, someone else came up to me to express their condolences over the dying newspaper industry.

Here I am a lady of leisure who is connected to a moribund industry. If only I had known earlier that I had a such a restful existence...


spleeness said...

Hmm, I would never have had the impression that you do NOT work but instead (like you said) that you're always working.

The other comment, well, I know the print industry is struggling to form new business models. I've been following it a little on Newspaper Death Watch. But as long as there are people who will read, we will need writers!

inotherwordz said...

Hey spleeness:-)

Sometimes I have to take a break from reading all about the demise of print (newspapers, magazines, books). We'll figure it out eventually.
And the older I get, the more I appreciate small talk. If I haven't seen you in a while, I just say hello or ask how you are, etc. No specific questions about employment or health or relationship status.