hahahasyyke (hahahasyyke) wrote in wise_tits,
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I was just thinking about people who automatically assume that a job (besides the one they work, obviously) is just like that field is portrayed on screen. You know, being a doctor is obviously like Grey's Anatomy, or E.R. If I met an Asian surgeon, I might assume they're agressive, bitchy, and screwing their attending just like Sandra Oh in Grey's! But they wouldn't be, because this isn't T.V.

People sometimes ask me what it's like being a cocktail waitress, or DJ. These are things that I sometimes get asked:

Do you get hit on all the time by drunk guys?
Not nearly as much as you probably would think. It's a rare occasion, or just that one asshole - repeatedly.

Is it like the bar in Coyote Ugly/Cheers/Knocked Up?
No.

I'm not really complaining; these are exactly the types of questions I would ask if I weren't working in this field. It's like being a college student and having people ask what your major is. Or like when you're a hooker and people ask you what positions you do. It's not the most thought-provoking or interesting question, but it's relevant, logical, and really just something people feel obligated to ask so they can get to the next step in the conversation. Like "All right, then, I'll have a blow j."

Or in the case of the hooker, "What do you charge?"

Haha, you see what I did there? I made a funny.

(Sorry, I've started having to explain my jokes, because the people I work with don't "get" my humor. One of the waitresses kept dropping quarters and subsequently complained, "Man, I hate change!" To which I replied, "So, I guess you're not going to be voting for Obama then!..." - Crickets. Nothing. "'Cause, you know, he's all about change... pun... double entendre... humorous... no?)

Anyway, why wouldn't people realize that jobs aren't like those portrayed on screen? They know theirs isn't like what they've seen on TV or in movies, so why would they assume mine is?
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