The "What do you do?" question

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The "What do you do?" question
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Sun, 11-07-2010 - 8:11am

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:03pm

We do get asked that fairly frequently, but I think that has more to do with the fact that we are immigrants.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:05pm

Yeah, when I do get it, it is often for the same reason. Since "station chief" won't quite cut it, I have to come up with something more innocuous ;).

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:12pm

I got

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:14pm

That would bug me. They ought to mind their own beeswax.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:20pm
I have gotten pretty use to it...so Iam really good at keeping them wondering LOL!

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:24pm

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:40pm

curious, is the area you're in "known for" the kind of work you do?

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:43pm

wow, i'd never assume what someone's motive was if they asked what i did.

 

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 12:55pm
Well its fun to keep em quessing...I also have to clarify I do not automatically say we own...when ppl ask me what i do...b/c that is how it may have came across in my post...I may say iam a sahm then may ask what does your dh do and i may say we own... sometime when ppl ask me if iam related too...I well say sarcastically "well of course iam" ...they will contnue to dig well are you...its funny...they never get a straight answer from me...

I get the how do you afford your kids a lot...i always keep em guessing and never act presumptious as in well we can...but completley opposite ...it drives ppl buggy..".well then how do you afford this this and this" ..."we just do it" lol

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 1:00pm

I can when they ask me how do you afford...dig dig dig...are you related to dig dig dig...

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