I just returned from spending most of the day on the road pitching some bid-ness (in my case, that's PR and advertising).
You ever get the feeling your job ranks in people's estimation of importance and reputation somewhere between used car salesperson and child molester?
Here's how things seem to rank, from most respected to least:
Postal Service Employee
Lawyer/Used Car Salesperson (tie)
Any Health Insurance Company in the United States
Salesperson for Illegal Drugs
Cheap Prostitute in "Evil Dictators" Wing of Hell