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 was trying to go for #2, but he said it better. All the others matter to. Keep that list!
#9 -- Telling someone you love her puts pressure on her to say the same, too. I don't think I said it until we were either engaged or…"
Hi All,My name is Nick Vogelgesang (it's German, spelling my name in kindergarten was an adventure). I'm a recent college graduate and have been following the blog for about two years now. Currently I am working as a flight instructor in the Fort Worth area.An older article that got posted to the site's Facebook page indirectly led me to decide that within the next five years I am going to travel in Morocco. Being just out of college and never having travelled further out of the country than…See More
"Paul, I'm glad you pointed that out because it made me actually go back and look, and realize that my comment should have been direct at Terry instead of Jack because this comment....
"Any functioning human being can wait tables. Not…"
"The world needs, America needs, all of our communities need artists, writers, thinkers, academics, and all those types.
A lot of them pursue their path out of passion, because these are not careers that typically pay well or offer stability. But…"
"Again, where's the evidence of these "millions" or even "millions upon millions" besides the casual observation of one person (who has freely admitted that he doesn't associate with any of these millions, which tends to…"