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People are sharing obvious things about their profession that nobody else gets



Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 3, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:59 am CDT

When people meet a new acquaintance at a party or social gathering, the inevitable question always seems to pop up: “So, what do you do for a living?” In polite society, this query is typically answered in a few words or sentences, at most. So how much do we really know about what our fellow humans actually do for a paycheck?

To get to the bottom of this mystery, self-proclaimed America’s Favorite Icon Designer Louie Mantia tweeted earlier this week: “What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?”

Mantia probably wasn’t expecting the post to blow up the way it did, which was replied to and retweeted thousands of times on Twitter as people clamored to enlighten the masses with the realities of their professions—many of them, inherently sarcastic in nature—as you can see in just a few of the random responses below.

A lot of the answers unsurprisingly came from journalists or those working in digital media, many of whom echoed each others sentiments.

There were also plenty of responses from computer or game programmers:

And then there was a fair share of funny or absurd responses:

Hopefully, we’ve cleared all of that up now. As the saying goes, be kind to one another, because you never know what bullshit someone is dealing with at work.

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*First Published: Jul 3, 2018, 12:30 pm CDT