The other day, I was watching a court reporter set up her Stenograph machine and I said, “You know, if I had one of those, I bet I could get a lot of work on court and police procedural shows.
Twenty minutes later, she was dropping off a broken machine and showing me how to set it up. Funny thing is, I used to work at Peirce College in Philadelphia [Peirce Junior College at the time], where many stenographers learn to use these machines. It was so long ago, they still had paper in them! True story!
Now, all I have to do is learn how to look like I know how to use it, and get some work. Thanks, Laura!