When making small talk with someone new, what questions would you be impressed a layperson asked about your profession?
For example, I’m sure when computer programmers are at parties, they get pretty annoyed when outsiders of the profession ask ignorant questions like “Oh you’re a programmer? So do you like, design web sites or video games and stuff?” However, I’m sure they’re slightly more impressed if an outsider said “A programmer? What languages do you work with?” You get the drift.
What is your profession, and what questions about it from outsiders annoy you? What questions do you enjoy answering about it? What would you be impressed a layperson knew about your profession?
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