I recently saw, “Only the Lonely”, a romantic comedy starring John Candy, original released in 1991. I had seen this movie when it first came out and enjoyed it as much upon the second viewing and highly recommend it.
In the film, John Candy plays the part of Danny, a Chicago cop. He uses, but never abuses, his position as a cop to engineer some great romantic moments, such as taking his girlfriend to a private picnic on Wrigley Field* for a picnic, complete with a fire works display. When Danny is able to make things happen because of his position he states, “Sometimes it’s good to be a cop.” This phrase is used several times in the movie.
When Danny encounters difficulties associated with his job he states, “Sometimes it’s hard to be a cop.” This line is also stated several times during the movie.
This got me thinking about our profession: What if Danny were a proposal professional? (yep, even while watching a movie I’m thinking proposals. Scary, I know.). What events would have Danny saying, “Sometimes it’s good to be a proposal professional.” And which would evoke a, “Sometimes it’s hard to a proposal professional.”
What aspects of the work or events that typically take place during a proposal effort make you glad you’re a proposal professional? Which ones make you wish you had stayed in law school or taken a job with the post office? Let us know and Jon and I will follow up with our comments.