Have Typewriter, Will Travel

I'm on an e-mail list for freelance copy writing jobs, and over the course of joining this list about a year ago, I've recognized a clear pattern in available jobs. Basically, there is a constant need for people who can write ads to sell two things: alcohol and pharmaceuticals. I've never seen one pitching a writing job that would combine booze and pills, but it can't be far off. I would argue that I'm uniquely qualified to work on these projects since 1) I enjoy spirits on a grand scale (alcohol), and 2. I can write at great length in vague, nonsensical terms (pharmaceuticals). That said, I've never applied for any of these jobs. It's not so much that I don't think I'm qualified as that I don't think I could survive working with access to truckloads of free booze and mood-altering pills.

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