I found it odd to stumble upon what is apparently a running column in the Lakeland (FL) Ledger called “Bartender Spotlight.” That’s right — it’s a series of profiles of local bartenders.
I also found it interesting that the bartender the Ledger profiled on Thursday was 21-year-old Ashley Von Heal from “Hooters at 3400 US 98 North.”
What I found highly predictable, however, is what Ashley wants to do for a living. Here’s the relevant excerpt:
A marketing and sales major, she’d eventually like to become a pharma sales rep. Why pharmaceutical sales?
“I can make pretty good money, plus I want to be able to travel while I’m still young.”
Look, we’ll say it again — we have absolutely nothing against attractive young women like Ashley. But as long as the pharma cheerleader trend continues unabated, we feel the need to point these things out.136