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"I think it's something to do with computers."
That's the format. 600+ posts here we come!
50% looking out of the window
"...after he did his PhD at OXFORD. In OXFORD. At OXFORD UNIVERSITY."
You can see where I get it from.
"She tells people to sssshhhh"
but my dad seems to think I'm an accountant at Trinity College.
(she'd probably say nice things about me, even though I've never really delivered on early promise).
...into, 'He works part-time.' Thanks mum.
my actual mum's dead, and my step mum has 4 kids who all have much more interesting jobs than me, and my actual brother does too. cant imagine anyone asking about me or them just bringing me up. i imagine if i asked them what i do they'd give a fairly accurate description. if someone did ask them they might say that i used to be in a band who were on the radio a few times but that didn't work out
but when I first got a decent job after years of being a ne'er-do-well, I rang my dad to tell him, his response was "now your mother can stop telling her friends you're dead"
she tells them that you've risen from the dead and got a job?
doesn't really get what I do but I think she thinks it's a lot more impressive than it is. when I was head of legal for *successful UK entrepreneur's private equity fund* she dined out a fair bit on that, but more because of the fact that I got to go on the telly climbing in and out of helicopters looking dolled up, rather than the fact I managed these impressive investments single-handedly.
My dad, who knows exactly what I do as he has a similar role, underplays my hand hugely- which is his way of showing affection. I think. however I also think some of his friends think I still work as a Bunny Dipper at strongfellows
but that may be my best typo ever guys :D
I don't work in a bank.
wikipedia disagrees with you. Get back to work, bank clerk!
I work for an Authorised Payment Institution, actually.
and wouldn't even try to guess.
whereas my dad thinks he knows and likes to tell me how to do my job, even though he doesn;t get it at all.
I might ask my mum what she thinks I do. i'm interested now.
in fairness my actual job title doesn't really shed much light on what I do either.
I might ask her later.
Actually, I'm sure anyone really knows what I do.
BONUS ANSWER - WHAT MY GRANDMA THINKS: "He walks the dogs, doesn't he?"
I allow this, it makes my job sound in some way glam.