…and you are?

December 10, 2010

I’ve always wanted an introductory conversation at a social gathering to go this route.


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I’m XYZ.

I’m Mansi.

Nice to meet you.

Same here.

So, what do you do?

I am an engineer…

Oh, cool!

And you are…?

Me? Let’s see…

I’m a master chef

A lazy dreamer

A watercolor artist

An impatient gardener

An enthusiastic expeditionist

An honest writer

A party planner

A social butterfly

An aggravating nitpicker

An untidy perfectionist

A passionate debater

A Nature lover

A sensitive poet

A budding photographer

A vocal feminist

An adept storyteller

A hopeful agnostic

A simplistic fashionista

A trendy homemaker

An easy conversationalist

A funloving hiker

A soulful thinker

A nocturnal gamer

A romantic at heart

An uncompromising idealist…

For now, that’s all I am.

So … what did you say you were?

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Remember, you are not your job.

Try this out sometime.

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16 Responses to …and you are?

  1. Bob ScotneyNo Gravatar on December 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    It’s best when you can just say ‘I’m retired.’ But you then need an answer for ‘What do you do with your time?’

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      Ha ha. Good one, Bob. But you’re never really retired, are you? Maybe from a paying job, but never from all you are and all you do :-)

      • suloNo Gravatar on January 6, 2011 at 12:27 am

        ha ha!!! lovely post… lovd it every bit… n ur comment to bob – well, very sweet!!!

  2. Susan DeborahNo Gravatar on December 11, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Well, what did you say about yourself? Did I miss something? Mansi, you are so sweet. We are so many yet one! Here, I salute our mind. Inspite of so many options, we can reduce ourself to a single liner.

    Now I am mentally making a list of who I am. Can past failures also be added to the list like, say, a wannabe rockstar.

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      Right back at you, Susan :-)
      You’re such a sweetheart! Of course everything counts … and who says it’s a failure … if it’s something you tried and loved doing, in my books it’s a success!

  3. classycareergirlNo Gravatar on December 11, 2010 at 10:27 am

    This is such an important thing to have ready for when you are asked what you do. I LOVE that you say that you are not your job. So true! Looking forward to reading more of your blog! Stopping by from the Lady Blogger Tea party!

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Anna. I think it’s important to think of ourselves beyond what we get a paycheck for. Sure, your job might be your passion but it’s not the only thing that defines you. We like to limit our descriptions to our day jobs because it’s the easy thing to say in a conversation, but there are so many interesting facets to all of us … so much more than what we do 9-to-5. Appreciate your stopping by and I’m looking forward to reading your blog posts, too.

  4. GraceNo Gravatar on December 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Love it!!! We are so much more than just our jobs, but yet that is what we are reduced to in conversation.

    Stopping by from Lady Bloggers:)

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks, Grace. We can all make a conscious effort to not label ourselves that way … when we think of ourselves as just one thing, others are bound to see as just that and no more. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Duane ScottNo Gravatar on December 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I love this!!! :) You are an impatient gardener? LOL. I loved all the descriptions. Talent, you have. :)

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      I want my plants to start sprouting and blooming the moment I water ‘em. What can I say?
      Talent, I’m not so sure about, but I like dabbling in a lot of things :-) Keeps me happy.

  6. anon1No Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I like your poem MB, and yes there are many different wonderful ways to describe oneself.
    But when people ask you what you do.. they aren’t really asking for a guided tour of your life/personality.
    It’s so they can say something like.. “Oh you work at Cisco ? A friend of mine works there… ?” It’s a conversation starter !

    And you know what, if the thing that excites people most about themselves IS their job, well more power to them, I say !
    We should all be that lucky :P

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

      Yes we should but I just like hogging conversations :D

      • anon1No Gravatar on December 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

        Hahaha.. well then I’ll be sure to ask you what you do, when we meet ;)

  7. Ronnie ChrisieNo Gravatar on December 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Loved it! We are all the sum of many things. However, I think my favorite was “hopeful agnostic.” Me too!!!

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