So, how about myself? Well I have given up (mostly) trying to explain people what I do in detail...
When I’m at a party and get asked what I do (I am an architect), I always hear one of the same five responses:
+ What kind of architecture do you do?
+ Hey, you can design my dream home!
+ I like Frank Lloyd Wright, do you think he’s good?
+ My brother/father/aunt is an architect.
+ I thought about going into architecture.
All of these responses are fine, but just knowing how consistent they are, it makes me wonder in what ways I ask stereotypical questions of others.
It would be nice to avoid this by having a list of what jobs get what kinds of responses. This idea has led to many interesting party conversations — because many times, the responses are not so nice!
So here’s my bleg question: what are the typical responses you hear when you tell people what you do?
I am a computational chemist. people usually says one of these two things:
- - A what?!?
- - Complicational Chemistry? Uh, interesting... I sucked at chemistry in high school / college / primary / whatever...
So, how about you?