THE PERPETUALLY UNEMPLOYED
You see them on the street - who are they and what do they do? It's anybody's guess....
He's at the coffee shop every time you go there, usually reading the alternative weekly paper and discussing some local issue, local sports team, local politician, or local crime. It's impossible to say what he does, but one thing's for certain: He drinks a lot of coffee.
THE PERPETUALLY ACTING AMATEUR ACTRESS
She's always waiting for her big break - that first important role, a big movie, a big play, a big TV commercial - she'll take anything. Having a normal job would be a conceding defeat, so she remains unemployed - but not idle! She's busy annoying everyone within a 10-foot radius.
THE ABLE-BODIED LEECH
He's got a strong back. He's even got a college degree. So why is he living off unemployment checks from the government? Only a complicated web of rationalizations lies between you and the truth....
THE GRAD STUDENT/ROCK CRITIC
Naturally, he can't expect to get a tenure-track position, let alone teach beyond the elementary-school level ... which is a moot point since he hasn't finished his thesis. But with many years of grad school under his belt, the bitterness and obtuse jargon of the rock critic come like second nature to this frustrated semi-idealist. Now if only we could understand him....
Next ... Meet More of the Perpetually Unemployed!