So, we had a Houston-type Boy Scout campout this weekend (in a city park, near a major highway, close enough to see the lights of Walmart, Gander Mountain, and 3 supermarkets). We set up tents between the tennis courts, RV parking, and basketball courts.
Sitting there making small talk with the rest of the fathers, the inevitable question of, "So, what do you do?" comes up. Soon after the words "mining engineer" leave my mouth, I wait for, "So, that's like a geologist, right?". Their eyes always glaze over, kind of like when you ask "How are you", and the guest begins to tell you how they really are.
Who else has jobs that they can't really explain with the words like "pilot, programmer, or priest"?