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(I'm mostly not here, not because  I don't want to be here, but because I'm immersed in this rather stupid exercise of working fairly diligently (for me) on a test I'm bound to fail. But this memory came to me, and I had to write it down because it captures the absurdity of the quest.)

I want to be a lawyer, among other reasons, because I should have done it 30 years ago. I liked my life then, but a time came when I had enough money to choose to not work in an office…

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Added by Sirenita Lake on February 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — 24 Comments

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I was not a credit to my mom as a kid. My mom worked for years at Standard Brands, a food distributor, doing a boring clerical job. How she must have suffered. Despite her fine intelligence, she never improved her work situation. She was slow and spacey, very smart in a way that doesn't count for office work. Office work takes a kind of cleverness that has nothing to do with intellect or creativity. It has to do with being quick, alert and thorough during hours of tedium. Mid-20th century,…

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Added by Sirenita Lake on January 13, 2013 at 3:34pm — 40 Comments

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