On the way to Dallas I met an older guy who was heading to Puerto Vallarta with his wife for the holidays. Evidently, when you're retired you can do that sort of thing.
We exchanged opinions about which DC-area airport is the best (DCA), which airline has the most legroom (American), and places to go in Texas (there's only one - Austin).
Anyway, I immediately liked him because he had a way with language. At one point, he told me that he used to 'drive truck' for a living. I had never heard this profession put this way - as an action. In singular. He didn't say, 'I was a truck driver' or 'I drove trucks
.' It was 'drive truck.' Right on. I got you, brother. I used to give a similar response my first three years out of college: 'I tend bar.' For some reason I didn't like saying, 'I'm a bartender.' Because in the end, are we ever just that?
I hate being identified by my job. It's much better to state your profession as an action - as something that you do
. Not something that you are
So from now on, I develop web.
Oh, and write nonsense.
Kinda makes me wish I were a heart surgeon. Then I would fix heart
What do you do?
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