Procurement is an excellent career, so long as you don't try procuring. The dictionary defines that as 'obtaining women for the gratification of lust'. Which explains why procurement executives are not called procurers. They could use 'purchasing', but procurement has a glamour that reflects its origins in the US military. Besides, there is a difference. If your pen runs out, purchasing gets you another. Procurement, though, knew you'd run out and has another ready, thanks to its long-term pen strategy.
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