TIME magazine had an amusing column this month on Pharma Babes. At least it was amusing to me, since I know more than my fair share of them. The article describes them as "young lovelies in high heels" "prettier — or at least better coiffed than anybody taking actual care of the sick". Yeah, that's spot on for a few of the ones I know - former co-workers, or sorority sisters of TW. And during my last visit to the gastroenterologist, I shared an elevators with a pair of attractive young women who I was surprised to see were visiting my doc. They certainly didn't look like the type to have colitis or IBS. No surprise when they turned out to be Pharma Babes.
But what about in my family? We've got our share of reps there, as well. There's the Author's Spouse... not exactly a young lovely in high heels. He's more of a middle-aged guy... and if he wears high heels to work, I don't want to know about it. Of course, he's not visiting doctors any more, to my knowledge, having moved up into higher managerial levels. Then there's Middle Brother...well-coiffed? heh. His hairline isn't as far from mine as he'd like to imagine. And as for the heels, maybe they aren't required if you're repping medical devices instead of pharmaceuticals. (God, I hope they aren't). But then, he's moved up into management, as well. Maybe there's something to this women's shoes thing. Anybody know where I can get a nice pair of non-leather pumps in triple wide?