This is what I was thinking about today at work: having a skill such as copyediting is a lot like owning a pick-up truck. Sooner or later, most of your friends move or buy an appliance or something, and they think to themselves, "Gee, I'm so glad I know someone with a pick-up truck." I know people who have actually sold their trucks just because they're tired of toting everyone's firewood or lumber or the like. Today was one of those days that I wished I really didn't know how to use a semicolon. Sigh.