A Rich Woman's Game?
As a comment to this earlier post, cool hand described curling as a 'rich persons game', which startled many of the readers (and the writers) of this blog.
The Scott Tournament of Hearts 2006 web page now has all the team profiles up, and so I thought I would just enumerate, going down through the teams, the 'day jobs' of the players (and note that, overwhelmingly, they have day jobs).
i) Team Canada - two moms, a lawyer, and a city communications manager
ii) Alberta - a mom, a teacher, an X-Ray technologist, and a grain merchant
iii) B.C. - one mom, an accounting assistant, a program analyst, and a marketing manager for a financial group
iv) Manitoba - two co-owners of a fundraising business, a pharmacy technician, and a digital scanner
v) New Brunswick - three students and an office assistant
vi) Newfoundland and Labrador - a reservations agent, an aquatic director at a fitness club, a fitness and aquatics trainer, and a chiropractor
vii) Northwest Territories and Yukon - an office manager, a telecommunications coordinator, a tourism business instructor, and a college coordinator of postsecondary programs
viii) Nova Sctoia - a weather and sports reporter, a pharmacist, a massage therapist, and a homemaker
ix) Ontario - a teacher, a casino shift manager, an MIRT, and a social worker
x) PEI - one in a family-owned grocery business, a controller for a farm, a receptionist, and a WCB account technician
xi) Quebec - a software specialist, a programmer, a teacher, and a nurse
xii) Saskatchewan - an educational assistant, an advertising salesperson, a therapeutic reception technologist, and someone working in clerical services at USask.
That is quite an array but it is not the top end of the Vertical Mosaic. Actually, it made me feel quite good enumerating all those (I assume self-described) roles. This would not be a bad exercise for a school guidance ('careers') class.