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What did you want to be when you grew up?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 15, 2012

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Comments

AnnaUndercover 2 years, 8 months ago

I wanted to be: (in chronological order) a horse trainer, a writer, an architect, a writer again, a film director, a sports medicine person, a ballet company artistic director, environmentalist, a corps de ballet girl, a director at a nonprofit.

And then... I graduated from college. And then I lost my dream job.

And then I had to get practical, or Sallie Mae would've come after me.

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

A truck driver. Been there. Done that.

Or a gynecologist. Oh well . . .

labmonkey 2 years, 8 months ago

It was better you drove a deuce and a half, because you cannot turn away deuce and a halves when you are a gynecologist.

rockchalker52 2 years, 8 months ago

Honestly? Retired. Ever since I can remember.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

A happy, well adjusted, adult.

I apparently failed on all three counts.

Gart 2 years, 8 months ago

A hydroponic garden cleaner. - a few benefits.

Is that a LJW style question? An oxymoron but understand the question conveyed. Please try to improve. Sophomoric, at least.

As a wee little chap, guess I wanted to be a good person and help those that could not help themselves. Then I got sued at age 9 for breaking a window from a paper I through to some old hags house. Turned out, she lost due to city code which said her windows were out of compliance by many years. Made a yearly reminder to blow off a couple bricks of BLACK CATS on her porch for many years with my buddies. Yeah, I know, not nice.

Anyone have some old, aged black powder?? Just taking a poll. Time for a smoke. . . .

Bill Lee 2 years, 8 months ago

archeologist , then film director or actor.

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

Would a couple of pounds of 40 year old Dupont 4756 help you out? Probably gonna through it on the burn pile anyway . . .

Ginny Hedges 2 years, 8 months ago

I am 60 years old, and still haven't figured that out.

Chrissy Neibarger 2 years, 8 months ago

A veterinarian. Then someone told me how much more school I'd have to go through...

Eddie_Haskell 2 years, 8 months ago

Alive. For the past few years I've wanted to be Bob Dylan. Now that he's skipping KC for the 2nd straight year, the whole thing is starting to lose it's luster. Maybe I can be Mike Caron, without the white guilt.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 8 months ago

War reporter embedded with a unit in Afghanistan, I will wear a burka so no one will know if I am carrying or not. Ha!

Romans832 2 years, 8 months ago

When elevators were not self-service, I wanted to be an elevator operator. And I get a chance to fulfill my wish if I'm closest to the buttons when there are other riders. :-)

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 8 months ago

PETER PAN:
Listen to your teacher. Repeat after me::
I won't grow up,:
I don't want to go to school.:
Just to learn to be a parrot,:
And recite a silly rule.:
If growing up means:
It would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,:
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up:
Not me!:
Not I,:

I won't grow up,:
I don't want to wear a tie.
And a serious expression
In the middle of July.
And if it means I must prepare
To shoulder burdens with a worried air,

I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up
Not me,
Not I,
Not me!
So there!

Never gonna be a man,
I won't!
Like to see somebody try
And make me.
Anyone who wants to try
And make me turn into a man,
Catch me if you can.
I won't grow up.
Not a penny will I pinch.
I will never grow a mustache,
Or a fraction of an inch.
'Cause growing up is awfuller
Than all the awful things that ever were.
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up,
No sir,
Not I,
Not me,
So there!

I won't grow up!
I will never even try
I will do what Peter tells me
And I'll never ask him why

We won't grow up!
We will never grow a day
And if someone tries to make ust
We will simply run away

I won't grow up!
No, I promise that I won't
I will stay a boy forever
And be banished if I don't!

And Never Land will always be
The home of beauty and joy
And neverty
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up
Not me!
Not me!
Not me!
Not me!
No sir!
Not me!

Elire40 2 years, 8 months ago

i wanted to be mentally ill all of my life and have lame butt hospital staff and social workers who do nothing for my life, not really, and that's what i wanted to spend my whole life doing, is being mentally ill, and having lame butt social workers and hospital staff all around me, that don't do doo doo for my life what so ever! that intake lady at bert and nash is total witch! yep, that intake lady at bert and nash is a total witch! fall through the cracks?! i fall through the cracks, really?! well, you have fallen through my cracks lady! yep, you have fallen through my freaking cracks you dumb lady! by the way: don't rent from remington square apartments, they make possible renters feel very bad about themselves. yep, remington square apartments make possible renters feel very bad about themselves and i would not rent from them people! no people should rent from them at all! by the way: i tried to jump out of the car on the road back to texas. just to let you all know, i tried to jump out of a moving car on my road trip back to texas. from elise renee gingerich age 40

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

Some posts are beyond priceless. Just sayin'

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