By Elizabeth Ehlen
We have been experiencing internet issues, and this morning the tech came out to inspect our wires. Turns out there was a frayed wire, which is terrifying, but I digress. The tech, making conversation, asked me what I did for a living, and I told him we do adoptions here. People adoptions, not puppy, which is always an important clarifier. He thought about it and said, “Wow, that sounds like a really important job! Geez, way more important than internet tech!”
My response was, “Yeah, but if you don’t do your job I can’t do mine, so don’t knock it Mr. Internet Tech!”
I said that fairly quickly and almost in jest, though upon reflection I really, really meant it. And I think more people than Mr. Internet Tech need to not just hear it, but own it, both in their professions and in their personal lives. This guy had no idea that by just doing his job he was supporting family formation, but he was.