This was said to me direct from my dear, dear Mr. D. The Mr. D who has never had to work as a host, server, ice cream scooper or ANYTHING of the fast-food variety, whereas... I HAVE. At least two jobs at each! And you know what? Any of those occupations are GREAT high school, even college-level jobs. BUT I AM GRADUATED. And I am truly not trying to be all high and mighty, I know we are in a devastating economy. But I have worked hard for 5 years so that I would not have to get a permanently entry-level, horizontal job.
Its not like I am actually sitting at home doing nothing. I would go crazy! I am cleaning, creating, gardening, researching, reading, etc etc....
Honestly? I would rather be a starving, ramen-eating artist than to work fast-food again. And I loathe ramen.
PS I am taking commissions if anyone is interested! I have one so far... in bookbinding of all things!