Thursday, February 04, 2010

It Takes Two

It all started with this story:

A few years ago, I was chatting with a stranger in a bar. When I told him I was an economist, he said, “Ah. So… what are the Two Things about economics?”

“Huh?” I cleverly replied.

“You know, the Two Things. For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.”

“Oh,” I said. “Okay, here are the Two Things about economics. One: Incentives matter. Two: There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
Apparently, this brief interaction has spurred a short meme that asks, "What two things does someone need to know about your job?" Since there are two of us in the truck, I'm going to give you answers from both me and Ed.

Ed's Two Things About Being A Truck Driver
1. Know how to drive.
2. Know how to use a phone.

Salena's Two Things About Being A Truck Driver
1. It's easier to drive a truck than you'd imagine, and when you do, you realize that everyone in a car is an idiot.
2. Once it gets into your blood, it's difficult to imagine doing anything else. (NOTE: Although if you did want to do something else, you will certainly have plenty of time while you're driving to think about what that something else would be.)

Check out some other answers here.

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1 comment:

Leigh Hutchens Burch said...

Two things about being a banker:

large amounts of cash aren't exciting.

if you overdraw, your bank account, remember that I, personally, did not charge you a fee.

:) Cute post today, Salena!