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December 30th, 2014:

I’m not nearly as interesting as I’d like to be

In the cell phone store today:

Cell phone store guy: you look like an artist or something. What do you do?

Me: ( trying to be low-key about it) well, I’m actually,… a diplomat.

(I prepare myself for the gushing “oh gosh, that must be so interesting! What an exciting career!”)

Cell phone store guy: (sounding a little disappointed that I’m not an artist or something) oh.