How often does this happen to you? I’m sitting at my laptop, reading blogs, responding to forum postings, 2 copies of visual studio open and VPN’d out to another server with its own visual studio + 15 browser windows (a typical day) and someone named Samantha (my wife, apparently) tells me, "We have be there in 30 minutes. Get dressed."
I get up in a daze, wander around the house confusedly, get in a car and next thing I know, I’m at a party with a beer in my hand and someone asks me, "So, what do you do for a living?"
These conversations never go well.
Me: "Ahh … I’m a solutions architect for EMC."
Nameless Person: blank stare
Me: "I work with a product called SharePoint … it’s from Microsoft."
NP: "Aha! I’ve heard of that company! What is SharePoint?"
Me: "Umm … it does collaboration … people use it to share information … It’s a platform for building busines sol…"
NP: Eyes glazing.
Me: "I’m a programmer."
NP: "Aha! I know people in my company that do programming! When I was in high school, I played around with BASIC."
And with that part of the conversation over, we turn to something easier to talk about, like politics.
Anyone care to describe how they handle this?
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