My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company.
Teaching sometimes seems like not one profession, but every profession. We ask them to be doctor and diplomat, calf-herder, map-maker, wizard and watchman, electricians of the mind.
To be honest, in my five years as an electrician, I never got the license.
My mum is a school teacher and my dad is an electrician.
We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.
My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
I'm a working-class former apprentice electrician; at the age of 14, if you'd told me I would one day be standing on a stage with Mel Brooks, I'd have thought you were off your head. But these things can happen.
With chefs, the problem is we have to be very confident because people are looking at us for that. So pretty soon, you think you're a plumber, you think you're an electrician, you think you're an accountant.
Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me.
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