Many of you have a complicated relationship with capitalism and authority, given the number who pine for a three-piece suit or police uniform. Other classic standbys such as firefighters, schoolgirls, maids and librarians were healthily represented as well. But some were a bit more specific.
Your stories ranged from the ecstatic to the traumatic, with most falling squarely in between: mild disappointment bumping up against let's-just-get-it-over-with relief. Here are some that we found particularly touching, evocative, funny or concerning.