“What are you doing?”
“Uhm…” biting my lip, I wonder what diction would take the fewest words, but make the most truth. “Analyzing…inter-relational dynamics through communication patterns.”
He has no idea what I just said. Not because he doesn’t understand, but because he was expecting me to say…well, not that. No one ever expects that on the first try.
“You’re a massage therapist?” He asks, probably wondering if he got confused the first time.
“I…” am not yet licensed, but I am studying to be and will be soon, but that’s not my only profession or calling. And this is a ridiculously long pause so I’ll finish with, “I’m a lot of things.”