"What do you do for a living?" This simple phrase brings me to silence. Not an easy thing to do. A week ago I would have told you, "I'm a stay at home mom." This week isn't so simple.
Living in Michigan has not been easy. The economy has been rough on us all, I understand, but it has seemed immensely cruel to my family. I've applied for every job out there. I'm not too proud. Sure, I planned on being a Crime Scene Technician by now, but I'm not expecting this career any time soon. The biggest problem I've encountered has been one I never thought possible: Apparently, I'm over-qualified. Hey, I don't want a career cleaning up after Girl Scouts in a pottery store, I just want a paycheck! But, all of those years of hard work, countless years of service and a degree have made it next to impossible to gain employment! I'm sure the endless stream of out-of-work auto workers are slimming down the options, too, but I needed a job!
On top of the other horrendous cruelty that has befallen us last week (which I will get into some other time) my 8-year old got head lice! Will this hell ever end???? So, 3 days into nit-picking (yes, the term came from there) I was taking a break by searching for a job on craigslist. Low and behold I came across a company that was the only one of it's kind in Michigan and they (get this) specialize in removing lice from kids head's!!! Hell, I've been doing this for free for 3 days. I might as well get paid for it! So, I send them my resume and they practically hire me on the spot! Want to know what the clincher was? It was my degree in Crime Scene Technology. They figured if I can work with dead bodies, live lice should be a breeze!
What do I do for a living? I'm a certified cranial pest eradication expert.