Thursday, February 15, 2007


Nicked from Tim - do join in.

Seven things I have wanted to be:

1. Another girl in Battle of the Planets (aged 5)
2. Artist (aged 6)
3. Documentary maker (aged 14)
4. Lawyer (aged 15)
…. great yawning chasm of 15 years with no fucking idea
5. *******

(Sorry, can’t stretch to 7)

Seven Things I Have Been

1. Waitress
2. Bartender
3. Dishwasher
4. Factory Worker
5. Games attendent here
6. Inventory Controller
7. *******

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  • It's a good meme isn't it? I'm tempted to do it myself, only mine will be very boring.

    What did the factory you worked it make?

    By Blogger Billy, at 8:51 PM  

  • It didn't make anything. It packed apples. Well, I packed apples for 10 hours a day listening to Shite FM play Beautiful by Xtina Ag-whatever and I'm With You by Avril fucking Lavigne every hour without fail.

    Can't believe I didn't kill someone.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 9:02 PM  

  • 7 things I wanted to be:
    1. Lawyer
    2. Not-Lawyer

    that's about it so far.

    7 things I have been:
    1. Shop assistant
    2. Factory Worker
    3. Model
    4. Waitress
    5. Lawyer

    that's about it.

    By Anonymous Tedward's Missing Ear, at 10:01 PM  

  • My ambitions have ranged from showjumper to lawyer, via vet (dismissed once I worked out that blood makes me squeamish), novelist (still waiting for the Pulitzer Prize-winning idea to hit me) and very, very rich.

    Not quite made it to any of those so far. So long as I avoid 'famous' along the way, I think I'll be happy.

    By Blogger Hannah, at 12:40 AM  

  • Oh this sounds interesting. I wonder if I could get up to 7. I doubt it. Will give it a whirl though

    By Blogger the whales, at 10:18 AM  

  • seven things I've wanted to be:

    1) Film-maker (got round to a few bad short films and marginally better screenplays)
    2) Writer (got round to a couple of short stories not good enough for publication)
    3) Photographer (this one's still going, on the side, had a couple exhibited)
    4) Cricketer (might make a Malawi national side if I get naturalised)
    5) Development economist (current, and no desire to change it). Suppose academic might fit as part of (5).

    I'm still young enought to have not actually been very much:

    1) Civil Servant (not development)
    2) Development economist / civil servant

    By Anonymous riddledwiththepox, at 1:01 PM  

  • Ooh, work avoidance! I am going to do this now.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 1:24 PM  

  • 1). Professional Go-kart racer (legs got too big for Kett cart peddles), this involved encouraging everybody to call me 'go-karter'.
    2). Mountaineer (when not go-kart racing).
    3). Vet (until I fainted when the vet stuck a thermometer in my dog's bum).
    4) Christian missionary (a very evangelistic teacher told us all, when we were 8, that one day we would have our calling from God - her's was to sing in a rich Xn's choir in Hawaii. Lost my faith to cynicism at that point).
    5) Actress (um, just not very talented, despite excessive training).
    6). Teacher (did placement in school - realised I hated school both as a child and an adult).
    7) When I know I'll tell you...

    What jobs have I been? Well lets just say i have a fine selection of hair nets and name badges...

    By Blogger Kissing just for practice, at 2:02 PM  

  • Gosh Riddled, how've you gotten through life without a stint as a bartender/paperboy/potwasher etc?

    I am firmly of the opinion that you haven't lived unless you've done something that involves a hairnet or a hi-vis.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 4:32 PM  

  • wanted to be- vet, tattoo artist, independently wealthy.
    have been-food service slave, antiques picker, garden consultant/designer, salesperson, maid, resort host, phone sales and surveys (at which i was disturbingly good)dog bed stuffer, admin asst.
    wierdly enough the one i found the most rewarding was resort host. i really liked being part of peoples' vacations.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 5:24 PM  

  • Here goes:

    Wanted to be:

    1. Air hostess (aged 5)
    2. Chemist (aged 11)
    3. Actress (aged 14)
    4. Theatre Director (aged 16)
    5. Media luvvy (aged 18)
    6. Manager of Australian beach-side youth hostel (aged 22)
    7. Still undecided (aged 28 1/2)

    Have been:

    1. Bartender (aged 18)
    2. Kitchen assistant (aged 19)
    3. Waitress (aged 21)
    4. Door-to-door salesperson (aged 22)
    5. Travel agent (aged 23)
    6. Loyalty scheme administrator (aged 24)
    7. And in about 4 week's time I will be a Marketing Database Co-ordinator (aged 28 1/2)

    By Blogger Kellycat, at 5:50 PM  

  • Wanted to be:
    1. A Pony (aged 11)
    2. A Nurse (aged 5)
    3. A Nurse again (aged 21)
    4. An actress (aged 12)
    5. A supermodel (hah) (aged 13)
    6. A fash mag slag (aged 16)
    7. Filthy rich (aged 34)

    Things I have been:
    1. A shop assistant in an off-license, which gives you really well-toned arms. (aged 18)
    2. Saturday Girl in crap clothes shop (aged 16)
    3. A gallery attendant (aged 21)
    4. A sales person of less than ethical charity tickets (aged 19)
    5. A chambermaid on a cruise ship (aged 20)
    6. A recruitment consultant (aged 24)
    7. A Audience Development Manager - no I didn't know what it was either. That's why I got sacked. (aged 27)

    By Blogger Bex, at 11:04 PM  

  • Oooh...first interesting meme in years.

    Things I have wanted to be:

    1 A TV weatherman (aged 8)(I used to rehearse and practice in front of the mirror)

    2 Self-sufficient or a crofter (aged 12)

    3 A journalist (on and off most my life)

    4 Traffic warden (aged 40) As usual, failed the interview. I really wanted that job.

    5 A backing singer for Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson or any
    contestant in Eurovision (throughout my adult life).

    Things I have done:

    1 Theatre publicity assistant.

    2 TEFL Teacher in Portugal.

    3 Primary School Teacher in London (disaster!)

    4 Signalman (best job I'm ever likely to have).

    5 Civil Servant in Morecambe (never have I so tempted to arson in my life. Wasn't sure which was worse - the fecklessness of the local jobless or the misery guts people I used to work with).

    By Anonymous looby, at 11:24 AM  

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