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Careers That Slipped Away

Updated on October 9, 2012

I tried to be a flight instructor, but that never got off the ground.

I used to be a cardiologist, but my heart wasn’t in it.

I used to be an astronaut, but it was way over my head.

I used to be a baseball pitcher, but I threw it all away.

I used to make glue, but I didn’t stick with it.

I used to make pencils, but that job only looked good on paper.

I used to be a coroner, but it was a dead-end job.

I used to be a farmer, but I wasn’t outstanding in my field.

I used to be a glass blower, but I sucked.

I used to make soap, but I washed my hands of it.

I had a job working for Del Monte until I got canned.

I used to be a mortician, but it was a difficult undertaking.

I used to be a hobo, but that bummed me out.

I used to be a firefighter, but I got burned-out on that.

I used to work in a zoo, but I just couldn’t bear it.

I used to invest in pork bellies, but I didn’t have the stomach for it.

I had a job making birthday candles, but I blew it.

I used to work in an orange juice factory, but I couldn’t concentrate.

I used to be a lumberjack, but they gave me the axe.

I used to be a tailor, but I wasn't suited for it.

I once worked in a muffler factory but I found that too exhausting.

I used to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.

I used to be a musician, but I wasn't noteworthy.

I used to be a math teacher, but I had too many problems.

I used to be a fortune teller, but I didn't see any future in it.

I used to be a deli-worker, but I couldn't cut the mustard.

I used to play poker, but I couldn’t deal with it.

I thought being a fisherman on the Great Lakes would be quite Superior, but it turned out to be really Erie.

I used to work in stationary, but that went nowhere.

I tried my hand at gambling, but I wasn’t playing with a full deck.

I tried to be a bowler, but I just didn’t have the balls for it.

I used to make binoculars, until I lost my focus.

I used to make clock radios, but I found that job very alarming.

I used to be a sanitation worker, but it got me down in the dumps.

I used to work for Goodyear, until I got tired of it.

I used to be an Astronomer, but I set my sights too low.

I used to be a teacher, but I didn’t make the grade.

For a while I worked in the Circus, but I was just clowning around.

I used to be a human cannonball, but they fired me.

I used to be a trapeze artist until they let me go.

I used to be a tightrope walker, but business really dropped off.

I used to manufacture brassieres, until it went bust.

I used to be a doctor, but that job was short-lived.

I used to make windows, but they showed me the door.

I used to work in a munitions factory but I bombed at that.

I used to work for the Corp of Engineers, but I just didn’t give a dam.

I used to work at a laundromat, but I threw in the towel.

I used to be a foot doctor, but they gave me my walking papers.

I wanted to operate a jack-hammer, but they told me to hit the street.

I used to sell women’s undergarments, but they gave me my pink slip.

I used to be a Yes-man, but the job didn’t agree with me.

I used to work at a lumber mill, until I got bored.

I used to work for Hallmark, but it wasn’t in the cards.

I tried to be a football player, but that’s a job I couldn’t tackle.

I used to be an audiologist, but it wasn’t a sound career move.

I used to be a corporate motivational speaker, but I didn’t facilitate the leading-edge technologies by proactively leveraging my synergies to create a new paradigm.

I used to be an exterminator, but that job really bugged me.

I didn’t make it as a postal worker, even though I gave it my best shot.

I used to work in the sewage treatment plant, but I crapped out.

I used to be a pessimist, but I just KNEW that wouldn't last.

I used to be a lawyer, but I got that job through trial and error.

I used to be a poultry farmer, but I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.

I used to manufacture luggage, but I had to pack it in.

I tried to be a politician, but I wasn’t very promising.

I used to be an optometrist, but I didn’t see the writing on the wall.

I used to be a skydiver, but it was getting me down.

I used to build submarines until my business took a dive.

I used to be an archeologist, but my career was in ruins.

I used to be a massage therapist, until it went belly up.

I used to manufacture guns, but that didn’t trip my trigger.

I used to be a skier, but my career went down hill.

I used to be a district attorney, but I didn't have the conviction.

I used to be a geologist, but I got off to a rocky start.

I used to be a mountain climber, but that was an uphill struggle.

I used to make toilet paper until I got wiped out.

I used to make envelopes, but my business folded.

I used to make flashlights, but I wasn’t bright enough.

I tried to be a long-jumper, but I fell short.

I used to do research in cloning, but that just wasn’t me.

I used to be an elevator operator, but I couldn’t handle the ups and downs.

I used to be a veterinarian, but that job was for the dogs.

I used to be a paleontologist, but I just didn’t dig it.

I used to study sleep disorders, but that job wasn’t all I dreamed it would be.

I used to be a comedian, but I just couldn’t Hackett.

I used to be a pilot, but my career never took off.

I used to be a banker, but people didn’t give me enough credit.

I used to test drive automobiles, but that drove me up the wall.

I used to make hamburger, but that was too much of a grind.

I tried to be a candle maker, but my prospects were dim.

I used to write classical music, until I lost my composure.

I once was employed as a plumber, but it was too draining.

I used to make trap doors, until the bottom dropped out.

I used to work in a glass factory, but that job shattered my dreams.

I used to be a counterfeiter, but that was just throwing good money after bad.

I used to work for the Kleenex company, but that job really blows.

I used to work for the IRS, but that job was too taxing.

I used to be a soldier, but I grew very fatigued with that.

I used to be a minister, but I didn't work at it religiously.

I used to be a mechanic, but I screwed up.

I used to make wristwatches, but I was too wound up.

I used to work for an electric company, but it wasn't very enlightening.

I once tried to be an athlete, but I really dropped the ball.

I used to make artificial limbs, but I didn’t have a leg to stand on.

I used to be a proctologist, but I did a half-assed job.

I used to be a computer programmer but that job really bytes.

I tried to be a cave explorer, but I couldn’t find an opening.

I used to be a dry cleaner, but I lost my shirt.

I used to work for the phone company, but that wasn’t my calling.

I used to be a construction worker, but I was a few bricks shy of a load.

I wanted to be an electrician, but I didn’t have the right connections.

I used to be a department store Santa, but I wasn’t very gifted.

I tried to be an oceanographer, but I was like a fish out of water.

I used to be a pediatrician, but I was just kidding around.

I used to be a dentist, but I was tired of looking down in the mouth.

I used to be an astrologer, but I was too down to Earth.

I used to be telephone operator, but they said I had too many hang-ups.

I tried to model men’s clothes, but I just wasn’t suitable.

I used to be a singer, but I choked.

I used to be an environmentalist, but it wasn't in my nature.

I used to be a meteorologist, but my judgment was too cloudy.

I tried to be a neuro-surgeon, until I lost my nerve.

I used to be a hematologist, but it wasn’t in my blood.

I used to work for Lipton, but that wasn’t my cup of tea.

I used to be a demolition expert, but my business collapsed.

I used to work in geriatrics, but that got really old.

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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Original,clever and a brilliant hub.

      Eddy.