How my ID related conversations go

  • Person who hasn't known me long and I have a conversation, almost always is like this:
  • Person: What's your major?
  • Me: Industrial design.
  • Person: a. Oh wow! (acts impressed) So...what's that like? (what the heck is that I've never heard of it)
  • b. Oh (acts like they know what it is) is that like, industrial engineering? (because theyve both got the word in it?)
  • c. Oh! (is honest but clueless) what's that?
  • Me: its blah product design blah mass production blah wide variety of applications blah blah engineering and art blah furniture blah toys blah electronics blah
  • Person: a. Oh cool! (ok lets stop now)
  • b. So what do you want to do with it? (is there like...money involved in this kind of thing?)
  • c. What do you guys have to do in your classes? (yeah still dont know what this ID thing is)
  • Me: projects blah so much stress blah currently is hairdryer project blah its turning my hairs all white no sleep help me oh god
  • Person: a. (confused face but trying to act impressed) A hairdryer? haha! (why am I laughing)
  • b. Do you actually have to make the product? (Im still confused about the whole concept here)
  • c. ohh. (my major is more stressful and yours sounds fun)
  • Me: yes.
  • Person: oh I know someone in industrial design
  • Me: who is it
  • Person: his name is blah
  • Me: I know him. we are a very small people bound by suffering and sweat and blood. I have probably bled with him on the battlefield before.
  • Person: I have to write a paper stop bothering me