Unpaid here


with my family

with my family

I became an actor briefly. It seemed like the logical thing to do to avoid the stigma of “unemployed.” Besides, this is LA — 60% of the people are actors, which means “unemployed.” I never took acting classes; I just declared myself an actor (it’s cheaper that way), and I no longer felt obligated to provide explanations for joblessness.

I'm hamming it up again.

I’m hamming it up again.

But soon I realized my folly. After all, I was a writer before I became an actor. About writers, let me say it is totally redundant and unnecessary to place the adjective “aspiring” in front of the word “writer.” Being a writer is another acceptable way of calling yourself “unemployed.”

with a Chinese friend. Man, is he serious!

with a Chinese friend. Man, is he serious!

Then too, I’m a prayer warrior. Boy, I keep chalking up the unremunerated professions, don’t I? At least here on Earth, it’s hard to get paid to pray.

Of course, in Heaven, it’s paid handsomely. Most people just don’t have the patience to defer their gratification that far into the future. (On second thought, given the brevity of life, maybe it’s not that long to wait for after all.)

17 responses to “Unpaid here

  1. I REALLY appreciate your adding the Prayer Warrior to your list of unpaid but (in my view) important jobs in our world.

  2. when i am unremunerated, i tell people i’m a housewife or full time mother ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Nice photos! {Did you get my reply emails about photos? ๐Ÿ™‚ }

  4. LOL… I love the humor behind the lesson!

  5. hahaha, that’s why I’m an unpaid Christian blogger for the Lord instead of a practicing lucrative, nutritional counselor any more, and finding so much satisfaction in it! Praise God!

    It is only what we do for the Lord that will stand the test of time, so we’re both gathering our “apples of gold in settings of silver” Proverbs 25:11 as we go along . . . ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your thought-provoking and reassuring post.

  6. This is just too funny!

  7. Pingback: Welcome to Unemployed Planet - Unemployed Planet

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