I'm a big fan of Law & Order: SVU. Mostly because of that sexy Chris Meloni and the always entertaining Ice-T (remember when he was just a renegade rapper?). I've seen just about every episode. Last night I was watching the show on my TV in the kitchen while I made dinner. MiniMe was chatting with me and watching it too. Which, considering the nature of the show (sex crimes) has led to many delicate discussions over the years.
Ok, here's where all the really good parents out there are horrified, right? How can I let my daughter watch a show about solving sex crimes?!? Well, I'm a slacker mom and I don't believe in sheltering her from the big bad world. Plus, not letting her watch it would mean I couldn't watch it. And, well, um. Anyway, back to my story.
One of the characters on the show last night was a prostitute. MiniMe says "That would have to be the worst job to have. I would never want that job."
What job, I ask. Being a police detective?
"No, being a hooker! That's a terrible job because you have to get in cars with strange people."
(And that's not all I think to myself). So I say, "Yes, well I don't think anyone grows up and aspires to be a hooker. It's not the kind of job most people pursue willingly."
I think it's really cute how she referred to being a prostitute as a 'job.' Like it's in the same league as being a school teacher or an electrician or a nurse or something. Guess I never thought about prostitution as a vocation. I mean it's "doing a job" but not a career. Are you with me on this?
Made me think about all those reality-type shows based on people's jobs. Deadliest Catch. Ice Road Truckers. Animal Cops. Hmmm, maybe it could be featured on that show Dirty Jobs or one of those ridiculous Real Housewives shows.