You: Cool party, huh?
Me: Yeah, pretty cool.
You: So what do you do?
Me: Um, I'm a designer.
You: Oh cool! What kind of a designer?
Me: Eh, like services and stuff, I guess. On the internet. I really like doing physical stuff too. Um, yeah, it's probably pretty boring.
You: No, no, it sounds really interesting - what do you mean?
Me: Well, I mean...I guess I'm more of a product designer than a graphic designer, you know, its not just about communication, you have to really understand the technology you work with as well as understand the user...
You: (stares blankly)
Me: We try make things that people interact with rather than just consume...(trails off into incoherent babble…looks really uncomfortable)
You:...I'm gonna go over there and do something else.
Me: (laughs nervously...shuffles feet...dies inside)
* based on actual events