Life after Borders
I think it was in Norm Feuti's (excellent) book "Pretending You Care" that I first heard this: working in retail prepares you ... for more work in retail. I - and probably others - would be interested in how you escaped this catch-22. Or didn't.
PS: To our moderator - thanks for showing up, and sorry I questioned your existence, corporeality, interest, etc. Please continue keeping an eye on the joint! I mean, I'm an anarchist and all that, but even my old darling Jean-Jacques Rousseau would probably think the Ing-Kay Oll-Tray posts deserve a scrubbin'.