11 January 2010

OMG! She's Just A Janitor!

OMG! A janitor that does other than clean up after people! This one writes books! Lots of them! The books are published! People buy these books! Academics are astounded!!

When the University of Victoria's bookstore hosted a display honouring writers employed by the university, the most prolific scribe was - wait for it - a janitor.

Yes, a lowly janitor writes books.

"It is," said bookstore staffer Jennifer Cameron, "quite amazing."

What is amazing is the stigma attached to people who work in the 'service' sector. For some reason it is thought that if you choose to work at a physically demanding job you couldn't possibly be smart enough to write a book.

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