When you were little, what did you want to grow up to be? You know, before reality kicked you in the ass or before you realized just how shitty the job you wanted really was? I'm thinking about this now because I just saw a video of a bunch of guys doing what I would've sold my soul to the devil when I was younger to be able to do.
Growing up in New Jersey, I remember my dad taking me to an air show at MacGuire Air Force Base, and I wanted to be a fighter pilot ever since. But then I needed glasses by the time I was in 3rd grade (you need 20/20 vision and they don't take candidates who have had their vision corrected to 20/20), so I had to put that dream to bed. Also, most fighter pilots are short and stocky because their bodies can handle the g-forces. I'm tall and skinny, so I'm pretty sure if I was yankin' and bankin' like these guys, I would black out pretty fast.
So what about you guys? Firefighters? Cops? Teachers?