My survey on childhood popularity was slightly in jest, and I was surprised to see how many people commented. Like a lot of surveys conducted by librarians, I don't think we learned anything that wasn't obvious. Based on this rigorous scientifically valid survey, we've discovered that people like to talk about themselves. We've also discovered that all sorts of experiences lead people to become librarians, but that few of us were definitely part of the "in" crowd in high school. There seems to be a high correlation between being a librarian and not being in the most popular crowd in high school, but since this relationship works in only one direction, I'm not sure it tells us much, except that the popular kids rarely become librarians. I don't know what happens to the most popular kids in high school, but I don't think they usually end up in grad school. Maybe they all move to Hollywood with dreams of becoming stars and then wait tables for the rest of their lives.
Thanks to my exhaustive analysis of the data, we have also discovered that rarely did our formative years lead us directly to librarianship. That was certainly true in my case. Had anyone told me in high school I would end up a librarian, I might have cried, and not with joy.
Perhaps I'm getting soft in my old age, because I enjoyed reading the comments and don't have anything to satirize about them. It was an interesting psychological slice of the profession, and thanks for contributing.