I’m an aspiring fashion stylist/socialite. This is how I’m going to introduce myself from now on. If it’s good enough for Michael Phelps girlfriend, then it’s good enough for me.
Oh, but really I work as a web editor (and have for the last eight years).
You may have missed it if you’ve been avoiding this ridiculous Olympics coverage or boycotting NBC for sucking in general, but Michael Phelps has a girlfriend. And she’s an aspiring model. Oh, but she works as a cocktail waitress.
Now I don’t know about you, but usually when someone asks what you do for a living or where you work, you don’t answer I’m an aspiring fill-in-the-blank. Nope. We are introduced by the job title we currently hold. So I have to wonder why is the media so averse to just saying Phelps is dating (name of girl), a cocktail waitress. Is a cocktail waitress not a good enough job for America’s golden Olympian? Is it too shameful or embarrassing? Beneath him? I guess it’s not as sexy as him dating an established model like Bar Rafael or an actress like golden girl, Blake Lively.
There’s nothing wrong with being a cocktail waitress. At least she is gainfully and legally employed. It’s not like she’s a drug dealer or a gun runner or a prostitute. If that was the case, then I could see giving her the title of her aspiration.
I guess we no longer have pride in our “salt of the earth” types. You know just regular people with regular jobs.