Around this time last year, I wrote a post about how hard it was to answer the dreaded questions about what I do for a living when talking to family and friends during the holidays. It didn’t take long to realize that I wasn’t the only who dreads this question, based on the many comments.
To provide you with some holiday ammunition or just a little holiday humor, here are a few of my favorite stories from the comments last year.
“I often try to make a joke first, it takes the weird edge off for some reason.
Them: So what do you do?
Me: I don’t know…
Me: I don’t know. I get up in the morning, and there’s a laptop there, and I sit at it and type things… [drift off]
Me: I’m just kidding. I’m a consultant who does online strategy and builds web sites. It’s a weird job and it’s a blast.” Read More about Top 10 Ways to Answer the Question: What Do You Do?