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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

So what do you do for a living?

Sometimes, at the end of a pretty stressful week, I attend a social function. My hint, generally, is when the wife throws some clean clothes at me and says, "Here, change into this, we're going out."

There, I often meet interesting people who ask what I do for a living, and I am always a bit at a loss to describe my engineering job. So I came up with this:

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  1. Ouch! I guess I took the right decision not to become an engineer!

  2. C'mon. Chainsaws! Kittens! NITRO! We get all the cool toys! They pay us to do stuff we'd do for free otherwise! Doesn't that beat deconstructive structuralism or whatever you're doing, Mr. Academia?

  3. Well, now that I think about it... If kittens were replaced by pandas, then yes, I might be tempted!