My daughter, Nora, notes by way of metaphor the story line in the sixth season of Buffy when Buffy realizes she can’t support herself saving people from vampires. “Her younger sister and one of her friends suggest that she start charging people for saving them,” Nora said.
Me: I’m guessing that didn’t work out well?
Nora: She ended up working in fast food.
Every journalist I know has schtick these days about their alternative career path. Mine is welding.