Family: GAINFULLY EMPLOYED
Common Name Scientific Name Patient Pediatrician Sympatheticus georgeclooney Charming and Useful Dermatologist Hypoallergenicus alphahydroxy Possibly Judgmental Psychiatrist Couchus sigmund Corporate Lawyer Guy Cochranus armani Ugly-shoe-wearing Public Interest Guy Nebbish virtuus Aggro Investment Banker Avaricius rollover Hearty Salesman Guy Assertivus dalecarnegie Witty Advertising Exec Seductus product Competent Stolid Accountant Hohum hohum Patriarchal Yet Nurturing College Professor Schlumpus intellect Socially Awkward/Possibly Deep Computer Geek Cyberdorkus perpetuum Bitter Freeloading Journalist Steno conspirasus High-strung Chef Julius child Capable Electrician/Telephone Installer Birdona wire Smoldering Forest Ranger Yogius smoky Wiry Housepainter Cannibis latex Bemuscled Construction Worker Leerus oglus
About Gainfully Employed Boys:
Some Gainfully Employed males gain their entire sense of identity from their jobs (this causes problems in the current era of downsizing, but that is another book). Other Gainfully Employeds do not view their work as their primary source of self-identification. In their innermost heart of hearts, they still see themselves as musicians, football stars, swanky Lotharios. They have a desk, but the desk does not define them. Therefore, you might wish to look at the Artsy, Athletic and Casual sections for insight into a particular Gainfully Employed's behavior. Your male may, for example, contain some genetic elements of an Athletic that have not been fully weeded out through exposure to the workaday world. Evolution takes time. Individual office-drone males may not relinquish their dreams of playing for the New Jersey Nets in spite of the fact that they are 5'8" with no jump shot to speak of. They may fantasize about jamming with Eddie Van Halen even as their hairlines recede and their ability to remember lyrics fades. It's endearing.