Fun Fridays – March 8, 2019

Sorry. This video sketch has been around for 10 years, but it still makes me laugh!

Ever met someone like this at a gathering?
“What do you do?”
“I’m a writer.”
Conversation goes downhill from there… !HAH!

11 Responses to Fun Fridays – March 8, 2019

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    Roberta Sarver March 8, 2019 at 5:58 am #

    Brain surgeon—writer—same ambiguous category in people’s minds. The next question they ask after learning you’re a writer is, “What do you write?” And then the same lull in the conversation happens. If you elaborate on your latest work their eyes glaze over and they look around the room for a way to escape. Been there, done that.

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    Damon J. Gray March 8, 2019 at 7:22 am #

    Well, around 10 years or so, but it was a new one on me. That was hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

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    Dean Lohse March 8, 2019 at 8:38 am #

    Very funny. This is why I tried not to tell people what I did–which was brain surgery. But once a few years back I was doing a difficult case with a colleague and at a particularly difficult stage I said, “We can figure it out. After all, it’s not brain surgery.” Silence ensued. Finally my colleague responded, “Sorry, but I’m afraid it is.” Another brief silence while we contemplated the problem in front of us. “Well, it’s not rocket science then,” I said. We laughed and figured it out.

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      Johnnie Alexander March 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

      I laughed harder at your anecdote than I did at the video. Too funny!!

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    Seralynn Lewis March 8, 2019 at 8:52 am #

    Funny! The facial expressions were hilarious. I’ve never seen it so it was new to me. Thank you for posting.

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    claire o'sullivan March 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    This was great!

    Them: ‘What do you do for a living?’
    Me: ‘I’m a writer,” <thinking not –out loud– that I have to have a real job, not brain surgery, to maintain my mild addiction to writing.
    Them: 'Oh, where can I find your book?'
    Me: ‘It’s in the publishing stage…’
    Them: Nice. mumble ‘writers have it easy and make scads of money,’ it’s not brain surgery after all.
    Me: Under my breath but smiles politely

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    claire o'sullivan March 8, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    how does a reply miss what I typed?

    after ‘where can I find your book?’
    Me: it’s in the publishing stage…’
    Them: nice.. etc
    Me: Under my breath, while I smile politely:

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    claire o'sullivan March 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

    Again! I think it is the arrow or greater/lesser than sign…

    phhft. Nevermind.

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    Tisha Martin March 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

    Hahhh! The ending! Nice, and like Damon, I haven’t ever seen this one either. Thanks for sharing, Steve!

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    Sy Garte March 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    True Story (from a few years back).

    “What do you do?”
    Me: “I’m a writer”
    “Oh, what have you written? Anything I might have read?”
    Me: “I dont know. My latest is the DaVinci Code”
    Long pause. “Sorry, I dont know that one.” And she walks away.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee March 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    Loved it!

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