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BigDaddy Help: What do you do? (47) What do you do? 14 Sep 00

One of the first questions one usually gets upon meeting someone is, "What do you do?" I've always found it to be an annoying question. At this point in time I don't work a "day job," so the question has become even more annoying. I am a full-time parent, play a variety of instruments, sing, write songs, poetry, articles, etc. In the past, even when I was working full-time at a chosen profession, I disliked the question because it seemed to be a way of ranking people hierarchically, of pigeonholing them. For some, what they do (day job) does define them. For the rest of us it doesn't. So, how do some of you answer? "bard, minstrel, performer," etc. sound rather pretentious. "None of your business" seems prematurely hostile. Any ideas?


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