posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:36 PM
I rarely reveal my vast experience of work nor my qualification in menial conversation as it is detailed, takes a while and spans a lot of areas of
When people ask me my job, and I say I am an artist also doing an art degree, they do sometimes have presumptions along the lines of being completely
oblivious to my other qualifications and experience over more than 20 years and other accomplishments. Often eliciting the reaction 'oh which kind of
art' I reply ''all sorts, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics'' as a few examples (a non boastful generalisation, I could add much more
impressive specific examples) and get the response of ''oh blah blah my sisters brother in law or whoever is an artist, blah blah they do this that
and this''....I didn't ask them if they know any other artists nor care to hear about it.
Similarly I have been directly insulted at other times, replies of such comments as ''Art, now there's a waste of time, you should do a 'proper
subject' like Engineering'' (their opinion, not mine) regardless of them knowing nothing of my other qualifications or experience.
People like that I believe are stupid, rude, presumptuous, lacking social skills and unworthy of my conversation so I humour them with small talk and
note in my mind their inconsequential nature and unworthiness. There are a whole load of such people on my ''not worthy, best avoided'' list.
If a person asks out of genuine curiosity and reacts in a non judgmental way, that's fine, I sometimes ask it myself as part of general conversation.