I am sure most of us have dealt with this...well, at least I have ALOT!
An old acquintance, family member, etc. asks what I am doing for a living. I tell them proudly (most of the time anyway), "I am a City Planner". In a heartbeat, they get that blank look on their face and respond, "Ohhhh........ and...... what exactly is that?"
How the heck are you supposed to explain City Planning in a short, concise manner? I know most of us wear many different hats, which only confuses things. I usually say that I am responsible for planning, zoning, grants, etc., but it still leaves the person clueless.
Just curious to see how many have this same issue, and how they try to respond.....