We all know the child's-eye view of the workaday world is not
like that of the jaded, sophisticated, wised-up adult. Richard
Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean
International, recalls how a few years ago his daughter, then 5,
described his career. When asked what Fain did during the day, she
said he went to the office. But when asked what he did at the
office, she said, "He cleans." Fain explained that was because his
daughter associated work with doing chores, and chores always
involved cleaning something (probably her room). But then, Fain
adds, his son, three years older, was "much more knowledgeable"
about what Dad did at the office. He corrected his naive sister
with the information that Dad spends the day "talking on the
telephone." Insider wonders what that wise young son will be doing
when he grows up.