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Computing & Technology > Blogging > List of Badly Described Vocations

List of Badly Described Vocations

Writer Chuck Wendig asked people on Twitter to describe VERY BADLY what they do for a living. Here were some good answers:

1. I burn things the correct amount.

2. I teach people to stab each other, but like really nicely

3. I push color around with hairy sticks.

4. I stuff pie-holes.

5. I make vaginas better.

6. I look in people and tell them what’s up inside…

7. I torture electrons.

8. I shoot people and hang them on walls

9. I stand at a wooden box in front of people all facing the same direction. Nobody can leave until I stop talking. Sometimes people hit their hands together.

10. I attempt to keep three humans who lack any sort of impulse control from prematurely ending their existence as enthusiastically as they can.

What they are, or probably are:
1. Probably a cook of some kind, although this person's Twitter is only about gaming.

2. Fencing teacher. I wanted to confirm this, so checked until I found -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpolakoski

3. Artist.

4. couldn't find out. Probably a bakery cook?

5. This was an MD of course.

6. Another MD.

7. I don’t know… a lighting artist or technician, or an engineer of some kind?

8. Photographer.

9. Author, lecturer.

10. Child care or parent, definitely.

This writer's Twitter was interesting; along with being a funny guy, he's posted a lot of photos he'd taken of a family of foxes on his property, which are very nice. He describes them as having “cat software installed in dog hardware,” apparently someone else's phrase.

posted on May 12, 2019 1:48 PM ()


I especially like the parents description. My daughter always said young
children are bent on suicide!
comment by elderjane on May 13, 2019 4:56 AM ()
Never thought about this as I'm not a parent. But it's very interesting.
reply by drmaus on May 13, 2019 11:57 AM ()
interesting ... if I had to describe my former working life badly, I might say I torture words.
comment by tealstar on May 12, 2019 7:43 PM ()
So they’d say what they thought you wanted to hear… yes.
reply by drmaus on May 13, 2019 12:00 PM ()
God posted this on fb last night bu I haven't been back to read many more answers.
comment by jjoohhnn on May 12, 2019 4:32 PM ()
I grabbed my favorites. It takes so long though.
reply by drmaus on May 13, 2019 12:01 PM ()
How interesting. It takes a certain turn of mind to be able to step back from our self view and describe it like that. I couldn't do it.

That's a perfect description of a fox, and I think it explains why our fox didn't eat our cat when it had a chance - kindred spirits.
comment by traveltales on May 12, 2019 3:12 PM ()
I've heard foxes bark and it did seem like a cat trying to sound like a dog.
reply by drmaus on May 13, 2019 12:03 PM ()
I've had a few jobs like that!!
comment by greatmartin on May 12, 2019 1:59 PM ()
I perform #1 for free at home.
reply by drmaus on May 13, 2019 12:04 PM ()

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