I swear, I’m not doing this on purpose. Really! I overheard another conversation that was quite amusing. The guy in the picture looks like he’s having fun. Maybe I’ll take up eavesdropping as my new hobby because I’m hearing some pretty amazing things.

I was reading a magazine while sitting in my local community library when I overheard three young women chatting about their upcoming college classes, and what they wanted to do when they graduated from school. One young woman told the other two that she use to be a school teacher, but now she wanted to be a nurse. She explained her interest in nursing was based on its job security, and that she plans to use her nursing degree in conjunction with her background in teaching to springboard her career to new heights. She said that nursing school is going to be “a snap,” and that anyone who can read a textbook can become a nurse. I could hardly contain my laughter when I heard this woman make such a naive statement, and I ducked my head behind the magazine so they could not see the expression on my face.

I talked to one of my girlfriends later that night who use to be a clinical nursing instructor at the college. She and I had a good chuckle. My friend doubts that the woman will make it through her nursing classes. I think our new fledgling is in for a rude shock.

Here’s some advice. Don’t enter nursing unless you want to help people. Job security isn’t all its cracked up to be if you hate your job.