My editor at the Missourian would occasionally have an Post-It stuck somewhere in her office (somewhere could include her shirt) asking the timeless question:
That is, What Would Queen Latifah Do?
I happen to like Queen Latifah. I even watched that movie where she thinks she only has a few weeks to live. Of course, I was on a long flight back from Lithuania, and Mom asked me to watch it with her, and I can’t remember the name of it…
Anyway, when life throws you a curve ball, when you’re not sure where you’re going next or even where you are now, it’s not a bad idea to ask yourself, WWQLD?
One of my friends recently suggested that instead of looking for a job, I should just be a “lady of leisure.” She could really see me doing that, she said.
So of course I asked myself, WWQLD?
I don’t think she’d sit at home and eat bonbons. She’d be productive and creative. She’d do something good.
What would my friends do? The friend who suggested my leisurely lifestyle would become the next Arianna Huffington, more outraged and more glamorous. WWJAD? She would shoot controversial video for Arianna 2, possibly ending up on an Reporters Without Borders alert because she would stand trail for not revealing her sources. L would start a charity cycling tour in France to benefit homeless children.
WWJFD? Probably look for a job.