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When the quintessential ‘what do you do?’ question peeves the eff out of you

Have you experienced such a situation? If yes, we feel you...

Sreyashi Mazumdar @Sreyashi27 6 June 2018, 1:45 PM
Never ask 'what do you do?'

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My friends: What do you do?

Me: I am a sub-editor.

My friends: So, you are the editor, wow.

Me: No, I am a sub-editor. Years to go before I become an editor.

My friends: Oh, it's the same

Me: No it's not... (or let it be)

My friends: Great man, you are the editor

This is what happens to me when my friends ask me about my profession. It's irritating at times. Despite my repeated efforts to make them understand my job, my friends and relatives continue to think that I am 'the editor'. Well, good for them, they have high regards for me, but then, I know the real deal.

I am sure, you have been there, and done that, too. The quintessential question often comes across as this deadly bomb, which if not answered properly, can peeve you out of your wits. It's that dangerous. 

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