Getting Beyond "What Do You Do?"

We went to a dinner party recently, nothing too fancy, just board games, pizza and new friends.  But the inevitable “What do you do?” came up.  I hate this question.  Often it’s meant as a conversation-starter, or an ice breaker.  But if you’re talking to someone who is unemployed or unconventionally employed, you immediately push the conversation into awkward territory. ...more
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