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Author Topic: Badly explain your occupation  (Read 931 times)

Edvard

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Badly explain your occupation
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:39 PM »
I've seen this game on another forum, who got it from Facebook, but it's such fun I thought I'd bring it here.
I suppose guessing other's descriptions would be fun too...
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My job:
People come to me and ask me to take some 0s and 1s and stick them on paper, or they already have a paper and they want another just like it. I have a couple of machines that help me do that. Sometimes I take the papers and stick them all together on one edge. Sometimes the paper comes out of the machine with pictures on it, other times it's a bunch of words. Other people keep telling me that someday I will no longer do this job, because tiny lights arranged on a flat surface is better than paper, but for some reason people keep coming to me asking me to put stuff on paper. This amuses me.

Yours?

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 09:31 PM »
hahahhaha that's good.

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 10:36 PM »
@Edvard:
If that is entertaining to you, then you should try the 'Cards against Humanity' card game...with a set of good friends, of course. The time I played that, I found it to be more fun than I cared to admit. But I was with a crowd that appreciate the 'a dirty mind is a joy forever' mindset.

Mixing and matching words, concepts and sentences that any sane and/or p.c. person would never dare to combine...shouldn't be that funny.  ;)

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 01:55 AM »
@Edvard:
If that is entertaining to you, then you should try the 'Cards against Humanity' card game...with a set of good friends, of course. The time I played that, I found it to be more fun than I cared to admit. But I was with a crowd that appreciate the 'a dirty mind is a joy forever' mindset.

Mixing and matching words, concepts and sentences that any sane and/or p.c. person would never dare to combine...shouldn't be that funny.  ;)

I've seen a few CAH shots.  Looks somewhat entertaining, and probably would have been hilarious when I was in high school.  These days not so much.
So, what do you do for a living?

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 05:15 AM »
hmmm,
this may seem pretty esoteric, but it is difficult to explain anyways, and I want to make y'all work a bit ;-)

some people root around in the ground and try to shrink what they see -- they give me the shrunken versions and I try to make them look nice.

a little more
some people root around in the ground and try to shrink what they see on paper -- they give me the shrunken versions and I try to make them look nice.

« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 05:52 AM by tomos »

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 07:48 AM »
Achieved my ideal role, I'm a nilhighist.

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 07:53 AM »
I'm a nilhighist

smokes dope and believes in nothing?

edit// on second thought, no -- that would be a nihighlist
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 09:20 AM by tomos »

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 12:31 PM »
Achieved my ideal role, I'm a nilhighist.

Hmm, would that be an Egyptian Riverboat Gambler?  :D

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 08:46 PM »
hmmm,
this may seem pretty esoteric, but it is difficult to explain anyways, and I want to make y'all work a bit ;-)

some people root around in the ground and try to shrink what they see -- they give me the shrunken versions and I try to make them look nice.

a little more
some people root around in the ground and try to shrink what they see on paper -- they give me the shrunken versions and I try to make them look nice.


Hey! I used to make those shrunken papers!  With my machines!  On paper!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 08:56 PM »
Here's another one from waaaaaaay back in my employment history:

Some people like to be boldly reminded of who they are, where they are, or where they are going.  People paid me to use paint and large pieces of wood to remind themselves and others of the same things.  It was a good job.  Nowadays, annoying flags on the computer do the same job, so much so that people tend to ignore them.  I find this amusing.

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Re: Badly explain your occupation
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 05:59 AM »
they give me the shrunken versions and I try to make them look nice.
yeah,
and then I give them to someone like you who
take some 0s and 1s and stick them on paper
although -- no,
I give them to someone who arranges all those 0's and 1's and other 0's and 1's according to how someone else wants,
and then it goes to you.

PS I havent figured out your last one yet...