My family all work in the human services field. They are either social workers, or OT or counselors or like to sit down and listen to people. With the exception of my father who is an engineer. I remember my sister once told me that I probably didn’t really belong in the human services field. I worked in that field in marketing for years and pretty much hated every single second of it. I remember once there was one guy who would bite people so the guy had to have a 24 hour aid to stay with him to make sure he didn’t bite anyone. I asked my friend why they didn’t just pull his teeth out because it seemed like that would just be easier and save some money.
Well I think I am a pretty good listener and I am known to give some good advice too. It might have something to do with my amazing intuition about people and my ability to notice things most people would never see. It also has a lot to do with my inability to understand why people don’t stick up for themselves and why they take crap from others.
I’ve decided that maybe I could use these talents to my benefit and make a career out of it. The other day I helped a friend write a breakup letter to a girl she was dating (or just started to date). I figured a letter was fine for the amount of time they were together. It really depends nowadays…some need texts, some letters, some a phone call will be okay. Others perhaps need a in-person meeting. None ever deserve a breakup FB message though. There are limits.
What if I started a service like http://www.breakupforme.com or something. People could pay me to write up the emails and texts. It could be a one-time fee or if the conversation went back and forth for a week after that, I could just charge a la carte for any future texts or email explanations.
Some people get it right away. Some people cry. Some people are in disbelief. Some people are angry. Some people want to make you feel guilty. Some people wan to make you feel like a horrible person. No matter what the case, I would have an answer and a reply and you would never have to deal with any of it.