Now, I'm actually way past moaning about celebrities making exponentially more than me, even those talentless hacks like the Hilton or Simpson sisters. Doesn't bother me. The secret? I just took to heart Jimmy Carter's dictum "life ain't fair."
No, what I'm bummed about this time are the stupid and illogical jobs that get paid more than me, a Ph.D. in a full-time university teaching position:
- bounty hunter
- tow truck driver
- screen printer
- dental assistant
- casino dealer
- massage therapist
- Branson MO singer
- rodeo steer wrestler
Yes, it's bad. Of course, with our current contract negotiations, there's a good chance that my earnings will plummet. But it could be worse; I still earn more than a hospital clown or a competitive eater.
But if the pro lacrosse mascot overtakes me next year, I will be mighty ticked off.