Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Professions

I was at the dentist the other day, it got me thinking...I don't believe I have ever come across a dentist as a romantic hero. Is it surprising, I mean who likes going to the dentist? It is no fun lying there with your mouth wide open while someone puts a lot of steel into it!

When I lived in the States, I had a dentist who was a real dream boat, he was so handsome but even he would not make it into any of my books!

Are there any other professions that don't get into romance? In the show Fraiser, Roz meets this dashing and handsome doctor, she really wants to date him until she finds out he is a gynecologist, even Rox can't stand the idea of where his hands have been all day!

I wonder if anyone has any other pet hates. I have tried to think hard but perhaps a funeral director would not make it, although in the film My Girl the girl's dad was a real sweetheart and that is what he did for a living.

Perhaps there are lots of dentists and gynecologists in novels, do let me know if you have come across them. Then I will really have to revise this point of view.



Kathleen said...

So true! I have a hard time seeing a tax acountant as a romantic lead either. But you never know in the right hands anything can work.

Sarita Leone said...

Oh my gosh, this is so funny! We are thinking along the same lines, Margaret. I am so amused! :)

Debbie Wallace said...

Nope, I can't recall any. But that could be because of my taste in heroes and books.

I know there are authors out there in the medical field, surely THEY must write about doctors in the romantic way.