Anyone see this article in today's New York Times?:
The gist of it is that ex-college cheerleaders make good drug salespeople for the pharmaceutical companies. "Exaggerated motions, exaggerated smiles, exaggerated enthusiasm - they learn those things, and they can get people to do what they want," says Lynn Williamson, an advisor at the University of Kentucky.
A couple of years ago, I was interviewed for a cheerleading magazine (someone must have spotted me in my full purple and gold Minnesota Vikings body paint get-up), and was also asked if Magnetic Poetry wanted to be an advertisor or even sponsor some cheerleading events. "Cheerleaders are the leaders of the future," enthused the sales rep from the magazine. I had trouble taking her seriously.
Now, however, it's becoming clear how right she was. I think of all the cheerleaders I've known, and all of them are quite successful (hey, come to think of it, my sister, Becky, was a cheerleader). Why, even our current President of the United States was a dang cheerleader!
That's okay, that's alright, c'mon, 'raquis, Fight, Fight, Fight!