11/30/09

The Cashier position in available.


Remember when Bitchy told me she wanted to switch her major from Chemistry to Nutrition, and I tried to talk her out of it? Well, here’s how today’s conversation went:

Me: “Mrs. D told me Friday that her son went to the career counselors at Oregon State, and not only did they guide him to major he loved, they told him the salaries of the jobs he was interested in. So, before you make any changes, you should check on that. You know, you being a princess and all.”


Bitchy: “Yeah, I think I will. I don’t want ANY job unless it’s at least three digits.”


Thinking for a minute…."Uh, you know, I might only teach kindergarten, but I’m pretty sure that if you’re happy with three digits, you could quit Oregon State right now and find your dream job.”

“NO, NO, NO!!! I mean SIX DIGITS!! SIX DIGITS!! You KNOW what I meant.”


Me, laughing uncontrollably, “Too late!! You said it!!”


“Damn. That’s going on the blog, isn’t it?”


“ You're *#@& right it is…”



(It's a repost from the "lost files". If you want an update on Sassy it's here...)

45 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Yeah yeah great post, but JESUS, I wanna know why my photo isn't in the sidebar with a "GO CHECK OUT THIS WOMAN SHE ROCKS" blurb. Holy crap, what must I do, give BLOOD?????
Jesus H.

♥ Braja said...

Cute photo Bitchy :)) xo

CatLadyLarew said...

Bitchy should really go for the six figure so she can support you when your are ready to retire! Isn't that what our children are for? (Or, at least that's what my mom said.)
At least Bitchy's thinking about what she really wants to do!

Brian Miller said...

if i could live on 3 figures i would...

and braja does rock! smiles.

WeaselMomma said...

Damn good thing you are not wasting any of that money on education.

publicknitting said...

You sound like my mom, but funnier and with a sense of humor.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

My daughter switched from psychlogy to musical theatre. Now. There's a money maker.

Frau said...

I love it! And the fact they know when they are about to become a blog post!

SkylersDad said...

You should keep a running tally of how many times one of the family has said some version of "This is going on the blog"!

mo.stoneskin said...

At least on a 3-digit salary she shouldn't have to pay any taxes. That's a plus.

Jen said...

We should all be happy with 3 digits :)Hard to eat on that though.

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm looking forward to when my boys understand that what they do will be going on the blog.

Lee Ryan said...

She could work at a lumber mill in OREGON and lose as many digits as she likes.

Char said...

By the time she gets to that point, six digit salaries will probably seem like three!

Love Bitchy's picture.

3 Men and a Lady said...

At least she's not trying to be a CPA with those mad number skilz she has, there. LOL

Secretia said...

It's true that many young people think you can support yourself on 10 or 12 dollars an hour pay. They will be surprised shortly!

Secretia

Masala Chica said...

Bitchy's got the right mentality. Hey at least she didn't say, don't worry - I'll marry for money.

Because when you earn 3 figures, you kind of have to.
Kiran

Aunt Becky said...

Dude. She can come work for me for three digits. HAPPILY.

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Hmmm...3 digits....perhaps a career in teaching?

phd in yogurtry said...

Hoping she'll compromise and go for what she loves, not the almighty digits.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Perhaps a PhD in math?

Vodka Logic said...

I have a degree in Chemistry, loved it. Hope she sticks it out. xx

Sprite's Keeper said...

Come on, Bitchy, you left that door wide open!
Just caught up on Sassy's update, damn, Vodka, you raised some brave daughters!
xoxo

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Oh snap!

Nicole said...

LOL that was funny! But hey, at least she's going to college right!?

staceyjwarner said...

I'm with bitchy, I didn't get it until the end, LOL! I mean I knew what she wanted but I thought three didgets was right...I need to go back to my Thanksgiving slumber...

much love

Anna See said...

Har Har!!!!! Tell her that she can be a 40 yr old woman with a job in the 3 digits like me. Not so awesome.

Oh My Goddess said...

Did she mean three digits an hour?
That would be okay.

Meeko Fabulous said...

I'm so glad my mom can't work a computer! Oh the stories she could tell . . . I'm not exactly the sharpest crayon in the tool shed. ;)

Trooper Thorn said...

Funny how kids have an end goal in mind with no plan of how to get there. In fact, they have no understanding of the necessary middle steps like: work at a series of unfulfilling lower wage jobs until you slowly accumlate enough debt to justify a higher salary.

I used to think I's consider myself a failure if I was still working at 40. I'm three years past that now and looking at working into the grave.

plainolebob said...

AM, lol, bitchy sounds a lot like Clem.
BIG HUGS

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing!* lawd be - I think since I became an author I must make 3 digits! My goal is to make 4 digits - maybe 5! Aw lawd be- could I ever make 6? ohhhhh.....

S3XinthePantry said...

I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. When I read her quote my brain just filled in the three extra 0s. (And I took math for fun in college -it was too long ago, I guess!)

My boys don't even think about what they want to be when they grow up, but their little sister wants to be a movie star or someone who goes around on a plane to get money for orphanages.

Gaston Studio said...

I'm with Braja on the photo of Bitchy AND with the whining about not being in your sidebar.

Madge said...

ha!

i love catching them like that.

Mommakin said...

I was teaching adult ed once and a student asked if I'd help him with his taxes. I said I'd help if I could, but I'm not an accountant. He brought them in, along with all of his info. Then he proudly stated, all puffed up like a peacock, "yeah. I made a grand last year."

Oh, sweetie...

Steven Anthony said...

God Ive missed your humor, so glad i have a new computer and am back, reading your awesome post;)

linlah said...

Right now 3 digits sounds good to me, but Bitchy should hold out for 6.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Three figures-- Poverty

Six figures-- Nice!

Seven figures-- Livin Large

xo

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

OMG, this conversation could have so taken place in my house. The weird thing is, I knew what she meant. I was thinking 6 digits when she said 3. Maybe the comma? I don't know. Too funny.

otin said...

I make six figures, every two years! haha!

Anne said...

Totally worth a re-post. Cracking me up!!!! BTW - GO OSU ~ But will I get to watch the whole Civil War Game, nooooooo, I will be keeping up on my Mom of the Year antics and be at a middle school concert! CRAP!!! That's all I've gotta say about that!

Pollyanna said...

I love these kinds of moments!

Scope said...

Damn, and I bet she including the decimal point? $9.99? :-)

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