Is it normal to respond honestly to the question "what do you do?"
I can't stand the question "What do you do?", and I can't stand that it's one of the very first questions everyone asks you. I'm fed up with having to smile along and pretend that I have a decent job and that I enjoy it, just to satisfy the social convention. I'm considering next time answering frankly something like "Just some shitty office job". Or at least if they ask me whether I like my job, to reply "No I hate it". I wouldn't act miserable saying this, I understand that that could make them uncomfortable. But even so, there still seems to be such a taboo around being honest if you hate your job.