Ehm … (cough) … well, if this is what academics do, I’m unfortunately not an academic.
But then again…
At Indiana I remember there was a tenured English prof who, for mysterious and presumably unfortunate reasons, started a second job as a desk clerk at a prominent local hotel. So the parents of grad students would come visit and it’d be, “That guy who checked us in? He’s on my committee.”
Life never ceases to surprise me.