What Do You Do?

A friendly exchange between a dentist friend who came back into my life yesterday after twenty years and me. He was away in the Middle East all these years.

Friend: So, what do you do nowadays?

I: Meditate.

Friend: Be serious.

I: Ok, I am a cruciverbalist.

Friend: What is that?

I: Please ask Google.

Friend: Be serious.

I: I solve crossword puzzles.

Friend: Meditating and solving crossword puzzles is not doing something. Those things just take a couple of hours every day.

I: What are you doing nowadays?

Friend: I have opened my clinic and established my practice.

I: So, how many hours do you actually attend to teeth?

Friend: May be two three hours every day.

I: So, you can be a dentist with three hours of what you do and I cannot be a cruciverbalist or a meditator when I spend three hours on the former and an hour and a half on the latter everyday?

Friend: Okay, let us change the subject.

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9 Responses to What Do You Do?

  1. Joared says:

    That’s funny — you made your point!

  2. tammy j says:

    he’s tiresome. I hope he wakes up soon.

  3. ummmm giggling!

    funny how people who assume that we do is nothing, actually is far more than someone who apparently doesn’t do nothing! And you proved it +++
    Catherine de Seton recently posted..Feels all weird

  4. Wisewebwoman says:

    Shouldn’t our lives be more about being and less about doing?

    PS I have to put in all my info every time I comment.


  5. Kylie says:

    I really like this!

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