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A long time ago, there was a report that claimed the only thing the general public thought was lower than being an ‘advertising executive’ was being a used car salesman.
Well, judging by this letter in The Guardian newspaper, there is good news and bad news as regards how things have changed.
The ‘good’ is there is another industry group deemed lower than us/me.
The ‘bad’ is it appears used car salesman have leapfrogged us in the distain charts.
Which begs the question, how the hell do you stay exactly the same and yet still end up worse?
Only advertising has the answer …
It’s pretty damning isn’t it?!
I can’t help but feel my Dad would be in total agreement with it too.
I’m utterly petrified for the day Otis asks me the same sort of question.
What do I say?
Do I reframe it so he won’t hate me?
Do I tell him the truth so he hates me, but maybe respects my honesty?
Do I just start talking about Birkenstocks and hope he forgets what he asked?
I honestly don’t know … so I’m relying on the fact that at 46, the ad industry will soon kick me to the curb so I can be a part-time receptionist at a used car garage and make him proud.
Ironically, I’d actually really like to do that job too.
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