What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

@sconibear (8006)
United States
July 16, 2010 11:32am CST
When I was little, I used to like to watch The Andy Griffith Show........ CRAP! now I have that damn whistling song stuck in my head! ........I digress.......Anyways, they used to have a character on there.....he was so funny, he would stumble around and then he would show up at the police station and he would grab the keys and lock himself in the jail cell. Then the next morning, he would let himself out of the cell and go home. They treated him real nice.......sometimes they would read him to sleep and he would always get one of Aunt Bea's picnic basket dinners. So I asked my mom, "Who's that?" And she told me, "That's Otis......Otis Campbell........he's the town drunk." Right then and there, I got the calling! When I grew up, I wanted to be the town drunk. A few years later, even though I was a ways off from being of legal drinking age, I started to practice my craft. It was hard at first........I would get sick and throw up in inappropriate places. I would wake up with terrible headaches. Some times I would even wake up in strange places with people whose names I didn't know. But after a while my body got used to it. I looked forward to the next binge. I even carried on relationships with the people whose names I didn't know. Then I moved to a small town in the midwest.......OH YEAH, perfect town drunk territory! Well, I stumbled and slurred around for awhile........even ended up in jail a few times.........know what? They DON'T give you access to the jail cell key! Aunt Bea DOESN'T prepare your dinner and deliver in a picnic basket covered with a red and white checkered cloth! Then I got a couple of DUI's, lost my car, lost my license........DAMN! This was getting expensive! That's when I realized, maybe being the town drunk wasn't for me. Besides, I moved to Las Vegas............too much competition. So, I gave up being a full time drunk and have reserved myself to just being a weekend drunk.........NO driving and NO getting in trouble! Did you grow up to be what you wanted to be? If so........hows it working out for you?
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jul 10
who says I have grown up?
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
16 Jul 10
True dat!
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jul 10
SPLAT I have a bucket of them!
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jul 10
bombardment commences....
@RangaGirl (103)
• Australia
17 Jul 10
Like you, I tried town drunk for a bit (several towns). Tried town s l u t for awhile too. That had it's moments but wasn't as satisfying as I had thought it might be. Very few opportunities for promotion, the bosses weren't that great and being paid in tequila wasn't meeting my rent. Had an affinity with herb-growing and, while doing so, met many chemists who introduced me to their wares. They were human guinea pigs to their manufactured chemicals. Knew from the start that that wasn't my scene but discovered I was great to have on hand when their concoctions didn't turn out as they expected. I was good at caring for them and dialling 000 (911) until ambos arrived. That, in turn, led me to my current field of nursing. May have taken a convoluted route getting here but, yep, I am happy with my job.
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
17 Jul 10
WOW! Glad you made it through the "funhouse." If you didn't live on the other side of the world, we might have bumped into each other a time or 3. Well glad to hear you're helping others now..........maybe you can help free some of those guinea pigs.
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
17 Jul 10
*runs off to study requirements to become the town s l u t* *hopes girlfriend doesn't see*
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I wanted to be a stewardess, but when I got old enough, I wasn't tall enough... besides, they are just waitresses in the air now...
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Actually they're more like ushers/water boys now days.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
17 Jul 10
very true, but I thought it would be a good way to see the world - oh well, I'm actually not much of leaving town these days...
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
i've not yet grown up enough to have a career. i'm still in college. in the future, i just simply want to be rich and be able to buy both needs and wants :D
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Yeah.......being rich would be good...........wish I would've taken that up as a hobby instead.
• Australia
17 Jul 10
well when i was a child i really loved to watch the superman cartoons and tried to jump in the air and fly like him. All i wanted to become was superman because i wanted to fly and see the world from the top with no restrictions and be able to go anywhere i want flying............. but you know you dont get everything you want!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Yeah......too bad back in those days, they didn't put "DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!" at the bottom of the cartoon.
• United States
16 Jul 10
I always wanted to design stuff...anything, houses, clothes, furniture, jewelry. Guess what!!!!!? It took me almost 50 years to get there but, yeah, I am doing what I always wanted to do. I am just getting started but, so far, things ain't so bad!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
16 Jul 10
Yeah, I've seen some of your stuff.......AWESOME. I'm kind of like you, I've always been very artistic and dabbled in a lot of different artsy things. Right now I'm teaching myself 3D graphics and animation..........it makes my head spin sometimes, but I'll keep trudging through it.
@merma1267 (130)
• Philippines
16 Jul 10
If only had the power the get back the past, i would rather not to live on this earth or otherwise will ask the Lord that gives me a normal body just like you guys. As i wanna do what seems i like compare right now.. everything is ALL limited to do... looks like life is a mess !!!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
16 Jul 10
Think positive.........BE positive.........everything's going to be OK.