Over the summer, the Atlantic asked its readers to explain this: What is it about your job that other people just don’t understand?
From A to Z, we went through your responses to find the best vocational essays for each letter. These essays are as short as a short sentence and as long as an full article
Now, here, by the Atlantic’s criteria, is the best response they received for the letter D:
D is for Dad
“Being a stay-at-home Dad is like unemployment.”
That’s it. That’s the one that’s “as short as a short sentence.”
That sounds like a life sentence to me. Luckily, I don’t feel bound by the Atlantic’s hidebound ideas of manliness.