modernity Posted January 20, 2010 Share Posted January 20, 2010 This was inspired by a conversation that was had in another post. I thought it might be an interesting way to pass the time. Does anyone have misunderstandings about what you do for a living when you first introduce the subject? I've had the following conversations... Unsuspecting Individual: So what do you do for a living? Me: I'm an anthropologist. Response A: Oh...dinosaurs are so cool! Response B: So you like, work in Egypt digging up dead people, right? Response C: Like Indiana Jones/Bones??? Response D: You're a young woman. I meant a real one...aren't their any older gentlemen around in the profession? Most recent response from an old lady: What is an anthropologist? (at least she was honest!!) Me: Well...it's the study of culture really. I study different cultures, and analyze the processes behind their behavior. Old lady: Oh...Like in a hospital with sick people? Me: (realizing the conversation is going nowhere) Something like that. Yes, these were real responses! It's sometimes unbelievable. So what about you? lurkingnomad and Strangefox 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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