FOWC with Fandango — Ambition

Career-wise, ambition can be viewed as a double-edged sword.
If a male does well it’s considered to be down to skill, talent and knowledge.
But a woman? Hm. More who you know and what favours you’re prepared to give to succeed. Hollywood called it The Casting Couch.

Do you consider yourself ambitious, either in your working or personal life or are you happy with your lot, learning by life’s mistakes, and living day to day?
Would that make you dull, uninteresting and not worth entering into a conversation with?
It’s like the question ‘ What do you do?’ when in a room full of strangers who politely ask you to tell them a bit about yourself, and then probably switch off when you’re not of the same career ilk, property owner, finance bracket or fashion status etc.

Oh yeah, it happens, especially when you don’t fit the mould of the Old Boys Network and refuse or are unable to talk ‘shop’ when out for a social evening. This can have a disastrous effect on your partner who may have their sights set for greater things but their promotion often depends on you too.
Wouldn’t you just love to tell them you’re a spy for the opposition?

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Ambition

  1. Ha, we’ve done a lot better than that.
    Once our standard reply was the hubby was a spy and the wife a hooker.
    The times jaws gaped and gasped was the stuff of legends.
    Especially in polite company who thought themselves better than us.
    Our killer next question after that was “And what do you do?”
    Whatever they said our standard response was a slow drawn out,
    “Oh . . that’s . . um . . . . . nice.”

  2. I usually switch off when the others tell me what they do for a living, modern corporate speak bears no resemblance to the English language!

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