Dear Cappy Cap,
My 14-year-old son had been talking of working in
IT, which sounded like a decent plan to me. Somebody in India or China
can't come in and fix your dead computer, or get the network switch
installed down the hall. He's a kid who set up Linux on his PC on his
own, and regularly jailbreaks phones/tablets/etc. for himself and his
Anyway, the other day in the car, he announced that he might be interested in entomology, with perhaps IT as a minor.
I said, after managing to not crash the car, "I'm sure bugs are
interesting, but what's your plan B? What are you going to do to
actually, you know, earn money so you can eat?"
So the rest of the way home, we talked about how useless his entomology degree would be, compared to IT.
in a bit that may bring a tear to your eye, his younger sister, who had
been silently taking this all in, piped up with, "So maybe being an
actress isn't such a good idea?"
I gifted "Worthless" to my son
on Kindle about 5 minutes after we got home, and he read it within 24
hours. Now he thinks petroleum engineering might be a good major. On
his own, he's searching up websites about job salaries.
Ahhhh....warm Cappy Cap fuzzies.
That and knowing I cost the liberal art academian vampires over at Big Education another $100,000 in tuition they'll never get.