There’s one question that trips us up. "What do you do for living" over a dinner table with some people we barely know either puts us on the defensive, or we paint it in the brightest colors possible only to realize it’s a lie. Describing something so obvious turns out to be out of our comfort zone, so what if we change the game rules?

“Poorly explain what you do for a living,” wrote Jeremy Padawer on Twitter, and guess what? People were more than happy to deliver some absurdly funny truth bombs. Like, watching tiny humans exit larger humans or taking used clothes from big people and making them right for smaller people. If it doesn’t make sense, read it again and wait for the “aaah!”

Below, we compiled some of the best responses from the thread to show that you don’t be so serious to reply to that tricky question.

Image credits: JeremyCom

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Malakai
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1 month ago

So ambulances are the perfect horror movie kidnappers

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Wendillon
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1 month ago

This is a great way to describe a firefighter.

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

Not everyone can (or want to) be what that extremely dumb and dangerous maniacal clown is

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Bored Panda reached out to the Twitter user who goes by Bitter Proffit from Nashville, Tennessee and works as a high school teacher.

When asked to poorly explain what he does for a living, @bitterproffit answered “I silently judge 18-year-olds for 5 hours a day, then I review their work and judge them again, but this time on a graded scale. I then make lists of my judgements of them. Plus, I get to discuss economics and US government all day.”

The response got 2.4k likes with many people guessing what his profession was. The teacher told us that part of his response was an inside joke with his students, “specifically former students who follow me on Twitter, about judging their work. They caught the reference.”

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Iris Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
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1 month ago

This should be higher!

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CatWoman312
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1 month ago

Labor and delivery nurse!

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Atleast that's better than a few humans we know.

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When asked why so many people find the question irritating, @bitterproffit said that he, on the contrary, finds it an interesting conversation starter. “Although I’ve had jobs that were harder to explain than my current one,” he added.“

The best part of my job is the relationships I develop with my students. Senior year in high school is such a pivotal year in their lives and I feel privileged that they allow me to share and be a part of their experiences in their successes and their setbacks,” the teacher said.

He also concluded that being a high school teacher is simply “the best job on the planet for me,” and we couldn’t be happier to see the man happy in his shoes!

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Luna Lovegood
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1 month ago

This is... kinda wholesome :) The woof dogs are doing a good job.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Surgeon

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Iris Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
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1 month ago

Actor

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Teresa Thomas
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1 month ago

Hard job. Thanks for doing it!!

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Wendillon
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1 month ago

Ah gotta love Colin

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Hilary Mol
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1 month ago

Best description of an ER surgeon yet!

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Hilary Mol
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1 month ago

Took me a minute, and I'm a musician.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

No, you also do it to prevent language death, an utter tragedy.

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Evil Little Thing
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1 month ago

Doctoring at its finest.

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LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

Are they a race studies professor? A sociology professor? A history professor?

Bengü Taşkesen
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1 month ago

Political science lecturer

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Just another bot
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1 month ago

Same here, I only realised in my early twenties that history taught in school is not always the historical truth. It came as a shock then that the same past can be taught in completely different versions in neighbouring countries (EU), leading to people having understandably different opinions and attitudes. The solution is to read from different sources...

Melissa Powell
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1 month ago

Pretty much have realized that everything I learned in US History (many many years ago) was pure horseshit. And that is just so sad that the writers could not or were not allowed to tell the truth. Being a white American is good, I am one, other skin colors have not fared well in this country and some are Native to the US and we don't honor their history.

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Aimee Simmons
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1 month ago

well that sounds like politics to me. and just like so many of those people your likely preaching to and for and about, I would rather not listen. Instead, I am going to go live by the rules I was raised by. Do unto other's as you would have them do to you. and that includes love, and giving grace, because we are all humans, and we all only know what we know until someone shows us more. I recommend leaving the bitterness behind, we have plenty of that already.

Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

The things that are kept from us as we go through school in our younger years is ridiculous! If they taught it the way we learn it once we become adults, the bs we stumble over would be resolved and behind us by age 21. Maybe.

Glenda Pliler
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1 month ago

Counselor or therapist, trying to give young Blacks self-respect

Saara .
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1 month ago

Financial advisor?

Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

Why are you discriminating on the basis of age. There are many college students older than 22 and a few younger than 18.

Kitty Twinkle
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1 month ago

History teacher

LOGAN HUNTER
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1 month ago

Soo true we think we are good and then you look at the trail of tears, oh and my school is called the McIntosh chiefs so there’s that

Robin DJW
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1 month ago

My high school's mascot was a Rebel (specifically a soldier in the Confederate army), complete with confederate flag. The mascot was chosen by the student body when the school was formed in 1967. Some students were horrified and protested loudly, but were overruled by a large majority. Fortunately, the choice was not allowed to stand. At some point they became the Raiders.

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Jessica
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1 month ago

I do this for free in the presence of an unaware younge person. any where anytime. to anyone.

Steve Barker
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1 month ago

Oh! An idiot!

Sparky
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1 month ago

The self-righteousness is strong with this one.

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Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

Scout troop leader?

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

Awwww ❤

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william wang
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1 month ago

Boxers?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

My job is to be judged by him and make my parents pay him for it. Then forget what was taught and do it all over again next year till i get a promotion.

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Harold Summer
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1 month ago

A big thanks to career counselors. They're correct. A lot of wannabe physicians aren't suited for the responsibility and will be miserable at best, dangerous at worst.

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Jasmine Donald
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1 month ago

so ironic

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Toea Muresan Iulia
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1 month ago

poet?

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

Thanks for trying!!

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Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

School bus driver.

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Eunice Probert
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1 month ago

Now that sounds like fun, especially the flouncing.

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Truth Monster
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1 month ago

Ph-photographer, i hope...? lol

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Now I understand why I always ended up playing cards in stead of working on the spreadsheet.

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Call Me Mars
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1 month ago

My favirote so far!

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Tyler Isaac Cross
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1 month ago

phlebotomist?

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