Well, I know the practical reason is that she started as a maid when Rory was young & then worked her way up to managing the Independence Inn. Another practical reason is that Amy Sherman-Palladino made her that way. It just always seemed weird to me that she dreamed of opening her own inn with Sookie. As a self proclaimed drifter, I’m always curious as to how people end up in their chosen career paths. It just doesn’t suit Lorelai’s personality. She’s not really the managing type. I could see her in that girl band that she joked about starting. I know that many of us end up in jobs that we don’t like, but supposedly it was her dream. Can you think of a better job for Lorelai?