A Web Log from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity
Yesterday I had the delightful duty of babysitting for my 5 year-old niece. She loves to sit and listen to her Uncle Phantom discuss things like tire tread siping, optimum tire pressure, and the dangers involved in putting new tires on a mis-aligned vehicle. At least, she seems content to listen as long as she’s holding “Kitty”, her stuffed companion, and munching on popcorn and sipping hot chocolate.
I was segueing into the topic of the dramatic increase of women who have chosen tire industry as a rewarding career path, when her eyes lit up.
“I already know what I want to be”.
“Really? That’s wonderful,” I replied. “A Tire Discounters employee, no doubt?”
“My first choice is that I want to be an archeontologist.”
“I don’t believe I know what that is.”
She rolled her eyes.
“They dig up old rocks and stuff!”
“Oh. That sounds fascinating”
“And if I can’t do that I want to be teacher.”
“Just like your Mommy!”
“And if I can’t be one of those I’ll be a doctor.”
I must say that I was somewhat disappointed about her lack of desire to join the tire and service industry, but – when being a doctor is your fall back position I suppose you’re on a pretty good track.