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I wished her a very hearty "good morning", and she gave me a very strange look.
It took me a few seconds to realise it was way past 2pm.
I wonder how long it'll take her to ask us what we actually do for a living, especially now she's seen the very odd mix of mail I and my GF get.
I am writing this at 00.30 and I have been working my butt of all day :(
It was eventually cleared up when one of the guys nervously approached me in the local pub!
His reason was, I never seem to do any work, live in a big house and drive a black Benz.
Amusingly his hand was actually shaking when he first approached, when I told him what I actually did his relief was palpable.
Most of my local clients seem to be men, so reasonably often a car draws up, a man enters, stays for maybe an hour or two and then leaves, thanking me profusely at the door as he does.
This never happens when either my partner or our son are here because, obviously, I schedule these meetings when they are at work/school.
So, what would you think?
Most of my local clients seem to be men, so reasonably often a car draws up, a man enters, stays for maybe an hour or two and then leaves, thanking me profusely at the door as he does.....
.....So, what would you think?
Difficult to say since you didn't acutally tell us what kind of work you really do! ;-) :P
I once got a really odd look from a neighbour on seeing leave for work one morning, for me it late at around 10am Im often gone by about 6 am.
Thought about it and guessed he imagined I was unemployed - Some what dumb as he never would see me around teh apartment block.
"Commute rough tonight? Sorry. Mine? Oh, well, I commute just down the hall to my computer."
(Yeah, that sounds stupid when I say it, too.)
Thing is, casual variations akin to "I work on the computer" are awkward. And the whips-and-chains'esque "Webmaster" is an odd word to a layman -- and being female tends to confuse the reference even further.
So most of the time I just mention my free time work and say, "I sell on eBay." That gets a knowing nod, and a smile, and is usually a pleasant convo-starter rather than an abrupt ender. Plus it explains away any odd-hour sleep patterns and comings and goings... Or so I hope:)