My “True” Dream Job

If it is one thing I do bitch about a lot it’s my job. Not going to lie, it’s a bit of a drag. My current company is leaps and bounds better than my previous one for sure, but after the novelty wore off I’m left feeling less than satisfied again. It’s a pervasive pattern and one I’m likely doomed to forever given a new life development that will in all likelihood doom me to corporate servitude forever (more on that later). Alas, give me this one post to really dream.

As much as I wonder about airline life and had it worked out the way I’d have planned, the more I realize I probably would have been in the same spot I am now. It would have gotten old after awhile. Not to mention how regimental it is. My “dream job” likely would not have been so dreamy after all.

So I just put that in quotes because I often say it would have been my dream job but not exactly. My true dream job would be almost impossible to get into, at least in this day and age. Had I been born a couple of decades earlier maybe not so much.

I am often asked if I could have any job in the world what would it be. I have no hesitation about this one: I would be a game show host. What’s not to love about that? You work 1-2 days per week (long hours mind you; most game shows tape a week’s worth of shows in one sitting – Jeopardy! tapes 5 games in one day, for example) and get paid some serious cash. Oh, and you get to make fun of idiots on national television. What’s not to love?

I think back to my childhood and remember some of the people I looked up to – Wink Martindale, Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, Peter Tomarken, Alex Trebek. I always thought of how cool it would be to be them.

As far as game shows I’d have loved to have hosted? Press Your Luck would have been killer. I’d have also loved to have hosted Supermarket Sweep, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and the like. I don’t think I’d have liked to hosted one show forever but rather a variety of shorter lived ones. Again, Martindale comes to mind for the person whose hosting career I would have idealized for myself.

I’ve loved game shows since I was a kid. I’m very much a game show buff. They’re still one of my main areas of interest. Odd? Maybe so, but so am I.

Alas, I’m but a mere mortal so I’m stuck in mundane jobs and will be until I die. What’s so fucking great about existence again? I wish I knew because I just don’t.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

4 thoughts on “My “True” Dream Job

  1. My work can distract me from a cup of coffee, so I feel like that necessarily qualifies it as a dream job.
    I’m curious what’s keeping you from your dream job if it isn’t dependents or a significant other. Have you thought about hosting pub trivia?

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