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The Real Question

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2008 by Budd Black

It seems like every time I meet someone of a certain social class I get
asked, almost immediately, where I work. This is a normal conversation
topic amongst people that have just met I realize, but it usually isn't
the second or third question out of someone's mouth. "Hi, what is your
name? Great I am so and so, where do you work? This weekend I got a
real treat of a question. I was asked, "What part of town do you work
in?" This was question number two. The guy should have just asked
the real question on his mind; How much money do you make? I don't make
enough to be his friend apparently, but why would I want to be his
friend anyway.

I personally never ask where someone works unless the subject of work
has come up. I mean, I really don't care where someone works. There
are more aspects of the person's life that are more interesting and say
a lot more about the person.

Next time I get asked that question, I think I will respond with, "I am
not rich."

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