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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Darth Vader
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4 months ago

Aaaah

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Wendillon
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4 months ago

This is a great way to describe a firefighter.

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4 months ago

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JOB HOLDER: Go and boil your bottoms, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called AMERI-CAN, you and all your silly citi-zens. Thppppt! AMERICAN: What a strange person.

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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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4 months ago

This should be higher!

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4 months ago

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That is poorly explained what you do for living, must say

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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

Kimerli Oliver
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4 months ago

Sometimes, but not always.

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CatWoman312
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4 months ago

K9 special unit officer

LOGAN HUNTER
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4 months ago

Airport security sooo wish I could pet them

Googleman1234
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4 months ago

same

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Aubryanna Walker
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4 months ago

police officer?

CAELYN MORALES
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4 months ago

yeah, I think so

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Aragorn II Elessar
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4 months ago

K9 officer

Kitty Twinkle
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4 months ago

Police! K-9 force, to be exact

Jasmina Pavlovic
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4 months ago

Best job!!!

Unlimited Gamez
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4 months ago

Sounds like a hell of a job to me

Valerie
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4 months ago

Ooooh, He’s a K9 Officer

Quazmodic
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4 months ago

Woof dogs? A new breed?

Steve Barker
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4 months ago

Fur missiles.

Queen fhk
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4 months ago

Custom

Porto DaMartinica
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4 months ago

i'm a narc uwu

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

Surgeon

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Iris Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
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4 months ago

Actor

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Teresa Thomas
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4 months ago

Hard job. Thanks for doing it!!

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Wendillon
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4 months ago

Ah gotta love Colin

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

Best description of an ER surgeon yet!

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

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

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

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

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Evil Little Thing
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4 months ago

Doctoring at its finest.

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LOGAN HUNTER
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4 months 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

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

Scout troop leader?

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Bardhi's Dad
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4 months ago

Awwww ❤

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

Yes, we've come a long way from the gladiators in the Roman arenas.

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postboredom
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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago

so ironic

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Toea Muresan Iulia
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4 months ago

poet?

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4 months ago

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And it seems that you're talking to deaf people since there's a 50/50 chance that Trump will win the elections.

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

School bus driver.

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Amy Gardina
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4 months ago

theatre actor

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Truth Monster
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4 months ago

Ph-photographer, i hope...? lol

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months 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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4 months ago

My favirote so far!

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Alex T
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4 months ago

i could never lol

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