Rockstarism #211 – All You Really Need
#211 Rockstar: Mum. I had a dream last night. Me: What did you dream about? Rockstar: I quit my job and hired an agent. (We've never had a conversation about agents so he must've picked it up from his friends again. I just thought it was hilarious (and very coincidental) that I told him we made the Singapore Blog Awards finals and he talks to me about an agent... But I can make a calculated guess which schoolmate he got it from, because for a few days he was talking about how he now had a "boss," who was this other boy in school - and then he wasn't very pleased when I explained the concept of boss and subordinate......) Me: <bit startled> What job did you used to have? Rockstar: Policeman. Catching bad guys in the playground. Me: And what does your agent do? Rockstar: Get me another job. Banker. Who drives a Jelly-copter. Me: Bankers don't drive - Helicopters? Rockstar: Jelly-copter. Helicopter that wobbles in the sky is a Jelly-copter. Me: You got that from one of your clever, clever friends in school again, didn't you? Rockstar: Yeah! (Classmate) was asking us yesterday what flies in the sky and wobbles! (Sure enough, next school drop-off I mention to one of Rockstar's Partners In Crime about the Jelly-copter, and am rewarded with an ear-to-ear grin) <pause> Rockstar: But then the banker job didn't work because too many people quit. Me: Why do many bankers quit? Rockstar: Not enough work. So they quit. And I quit. And then I caught a train and went to the zoo. Me: Were you looking for a job at the zoo? Rockstar: Yeah! I got a job catching ants. Big butt ants. <holds fingers up to show how big> See? People keep asking me to catch ants all day. Me: Why?! Rockstar: <ignoring me> Then I quit the job because too many people were quitting and I thought it would be too difficult to catch ants. Too many ants. Me: So.... Now you quit because there's too much work? You don't think maybe you can charge more money, now they don't have enough ant catchers? Rockstar: I don't need a lot, I got all my Lego. And I got my iPod.