We took our tortie cat to the vet clinic on Friday, and the young vet who examined her had trouble drawing blood because poor Millie was so dehydrated. After trying both jugular veins unsuccessfully, he took her to the senior vet to try because “she can get blood out of anything”. I don’t know if I would like someone to say that about me, but I suppose in the veterinary world it is a nice skill to have. Who am I to talk, though, since I am thought to be the regional expert in curing elimination disorders (behavioral peeing and pooping problems) in children. It is a strange specialty to have, and even stranger to talk about. Husband is an expert in doing parental capacity evaluations and sex offender evaluations. He no longer does that kind of work. He is much happier now that he is striving to be an expert Scandinavian rye bread and cracker baker.
What would you like to have expertise in? Who are some experts you admire? What experts have disappointed you?