Now I know that a job is a job I'm well aware of that but I can't help but be embarrassed about what I do. I'm a 21 year old single male, and I work at an abattoir (slaughterhouse). Arguably not the…Continue
""So what do you do?"
"I'm a mattress tester."
They usually get the point of I don't want to talk about it or its not important, or a "poking" ensues where we make fun of each other.
Make a game of it…"
"The only thing that is wrong with it is it is awkward and tiresome having to have those conversations defending my profession in social settings frequently. I'm not really sure what your concern is beyond that."
"You're right Mr. Bauer, He didn't. Nor did he say Falsely. He of course had no reason to plead guilt or innocence. None of us should feel compelled to plead fogivness or understanding for being who and what we are. Obnoxious people be…"
"What's wrong with being falsely accused? Self-answering question.
He said it was awkward, not debilitating. People are obnoxious. Obnoxious people cause awkwardness. Not-so-obnoxious people have to deal with, or…"
"I don't see a problem. If you think the image of an abattoir might put someone off her lunch, maybe.
I think joking about it's fine, as long as it's not gross. "I work at an abattoir. I'm a vegetarian. Now…"
Excuse me but what is so wrong with being accused? Unless being fascist or racist for defending the 5-O is wrong, un-American or illegal these days?
Perhaps we all need to stop fretting over being accused of beingwrong instead of…"
"I live in a very liberal community (San Francisco) and I am an attorney for police officers. That often becomes awkward since most people in the Bay Area are very anti-police and you often get accused of being a fascist or racist when you…"
"The fact that a woman would be taken back by your working at a slaughterhouse is a testament to just how shallow our women are these days. She might have been just as taken back if you would have said: "Oh, me? I don't work! I'm on…"
"A vegetarian working in a slaughterhouse... Out of respect, i will avoid making a joke on the subject, although i'm sure you've heard them all and wouldnt mind. There is no reason to be bashful about your employment, and a previous comment…"
"Just tell them you are a rendering specialist and leave it at that. If they continue to question tell them that it has to do with the production of cosmetics. She might be wearing some of your products."
"Obviously it doesn't sound like you will be doing this for the rest of your life since it probably isn't your passion, but I think the kind of woman worth marrying will be happy that you are willing to do things you don't like to…"
"Ever thought about just calling yourself a "butcher" at the outset, rather than a "slaughterhouse employee"? I know there's probably a difference. But, people probably understand butchers better. You can…"
"I'm not particularly fond of Trump; to me he's like a right-wing version of Bill Maher running for President, and I wouldn't be found of the idea of Bill Maher running the country even if I was on the left.To me though the least of my…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"Every year at lease since we moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 the Regent Square Theater in Pittsburgh has free showing's of It's A Wonderful Life in conjunction with a local charity food drive.
My wife (girlfriend when we moved here) have not…"
"Phrase it differently: not about avoiding bias, which is impossible, but how can I get info you won't find in MSM?
By checking a variety of sources.
WSJ, sure, and WaPo, and maybe the Economist. But I primarily read editorials not…"
"Good luck on this. You'll be hard pressed to find a news source that isn't slanted in one direction or another. I am suspect of all media that presents things in a biased way, which seems to put me at odds with every source. "
Most political sources online or in the media are pretty awful. Most online message boards especially are havens for fighting and lunatic fringe views.I've been doing a little research to find get an idea of what some more professionally written sources are - If anyone can give me some advice I'd appreciate.On the bottom of the barrel I rank minor blogs, Youtube channels, and most political message boards (where any anonymous person can contribute; ex. Democratic Underground). Just up from that…See More