- Contractors' own houses have things that need to be fixed which being neglected by them.
- Realtors have trouble selling their own houses
- Teachers find it difficult to teach their own children and often have children that are outperformed by kids who come from families where parents lack post secondary education
- Insurance agent themselves don't have insurance
- Teachers' kids often are being taught by others
- People who work in the health care industry rarely look healthy themselves
- Spa personnel complain about being stressed out
- Doctors pressure others to immunize their kids while their own kids grow up without immunizations.
- "Beauty" consultants' cake faces are far from beautiful and hairdressers' hair looks disastrous.
- Pastors' kids leave the church as soon as they are old enough
Whats up with that? I have witnessed all of the examples and know most of the people described above personally but I don't have a good explanation for why that happens. Maybe its because these skills that define us as professionals becomes such big part of us that there is no sense of urgency to use them well at home as they pertain to us or our loved ones. Sometimes we are so invested into having others benefit from our skills that when it comes to the ones that matter most we simply have no energy left for them. Sad, ironic, but true.
What do you think? Can you name a few other ironies that you have witnessed?