Comment on What Do You Do For a Living? by Captain DIY.
That’s a great question, “what do you do?” I work as an electrician, but I certainly don’t identify as one. Asking what I do prompts my mind to go into all of my real interests (“well, I’m a rock climbing, guitar playing, chicken raising, home improvement loving father of two and husband to one, how about you?”).
People don’t really like those types of answers, and it can make for some awkward interactions. I’ve been noticing, however, that the older I get (36 currently) the less I care about how I come across in situations like that. If you don’t want to take the time to connect with me, no problem! You go about your life and I’ll go about mine. If it seems like we have something to say to each other, great! Let’s talk!