What’s the one thing people always say when they find out what your job is?
‘What do you do?’ is bringing up some great exchanges.
Can you normally guess the conversation that follows when you tell people what you do for a job?
It seems that for a lot of workers – from DJs and actors to writers and scientists – there’s a certain patter which always occurs.
Now, a whole load of people are detailing their interactions on Twitter, with each tweet leading to a similar tale.
"What do you do?"— Mo Stewart (@The_Mighty_Mojo) June 5, 2018
"I'm a DJ."
"What kind of music do you play?"
"I bet you play loads of Drake, don't you? He's brilliant isn't he?"
"I've always thought I could do be a DJ - looks like fun."
"Oh, it is."
"Can't be that hard. Could you teach me?" https://t.co/fCEwxkN0p9
“What do you do?"— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) June 5, 2018
"I'm an actor."
"Oh, have I seen you in anything?”
“I don’t know, have you? https://t.co/038dnLz4gs
'What do you do?'— Judith Flanders (@JudithFlanders) June 5, 2018
'I'm a writer.'
'Oh, wow, I've always wanted to write. I think I'd be really good at it. I've got a million stories. I'm sure you could use one of them. Let me tell you about the time I got stuck in a lift. When I have the time to write that's definitely the...' https://t.co/jt4laCxPGk
The book editor
“What do you do?"— the attention economist (@emilyhughes) June 4, 2018
"I'm in book publishing."
"Oh great, have you ever thought about giving people the ebook for free when they buy the physical book? You should do that. Also books are too expensive so I only shop on amazon." https://t.co/W5p272XDNT
A crime reporter
The film critic
“What do you do?”— Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) June 4, 2018
“I’m a film critic.”
“Oh, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is the best movie of all time” https://t.co/GcopYwknlk
“What do you do?”— Dr Tara Isabella Burton (@NotoriousTIB) June 4, 2018
“I’m a theologian.”
“Oh. LET ME TELL YOU WHY RELIGION IS A LIE AND DUMB” https://t.co/74PzayTqZv
The academic: religious studies
"What do you do?"— Joel Bordeaux 🌹 (@JoelBordeaux) June 4, 2018
"I'm an academic. Religious Studies."
"Oh. So which religion is the best?" https://t.co/zRkzMI4g1Y
“What do you do?”— Rick Moore (@prairiedogking) June 4, 2018
“I’m a sociologist.”
“Analyze me! Analyze me!” https://t.co/Lr0B81XkeQ
and … Walter White
"What do you do?"— Chemjobber (@Chemjobber) June 1, 2018
"Really? What kind of chemistry?"
"Oh, what's that?"
"It's making new molecules that are mostly made of carbon"
"Drugs - I make drugs. I live in a RV. I am Walter White"
If it all sounds a bit familiar, @ChemJobber explained he was riffing off the “where are you from meme” when he started his job conversation. Start here to keep exploring…
“Where are you from?”— Rachael Lallensack (@rlallensack) June 1, 2018
“Where in Wisconsin?”
“What’s that by?”
“Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, etc”
“Jk, I’m from Milwaukee. When I was born, I shotgunned a Miller Lite as a nurse handed me to my mom who is a brick of sharp cheddar cheese.” https://t.co/JGO3ou0fWJ