Galatea’ is a columnist writing about her experience looking for work after her recent downsizing. Previous entries in her series can be read here.
This weekend I ran into a friend from high school with unmitigated amounts of professional success. He was president of the student government, remedy studied at an elite liberal arts college, and now flew all over the world as part of a glamorous job working for an NGO.
“So what do you do?” Sam asked.
“Uhhhh I’m…between jobs…and uhh working on some, uh, projects….and uh so have you talked to anyone from high school?”
We ended up on the subject of what everyone else was doing. Somehow we began talking about the brightest kids we knew, the ones who ended up at Princeton and Harvard and Yale. And then Sam exploded.