Christ, I could have ended up an academic.
I had the intelligence for it (and the older I get, the more I realise that really isn’t saying very much). I lacked (and still do lack) many other qualities. High boredom threshold. Willingness to smile sweetly while being shat upon and having your work stolen by people senior to you. Keeping a straight face while total bollocks is spouted.
And their culture!! It’s truly hilarious. The gap between what they profess and what they actually do. It’s like fat physiotherapists, or respiratory nurses who smoke.
More on this rant, and what has inspired it of late, in future posts. Names will be named.