Well fellow Cyburbians: I finally ran into someone outside of our profession that actually knew what planning was. No he was not a developer, NIMBYer, or real estate agent, but a manager at a book store where I used to work. I was excited that I didn't have to expain my profession.
However, there was a catch. When I told him I was a Planner, he came back with "Were you playing Sim City and finally decide to do it for real?" To which my excitment dwindled.
Anyhow, has anyone come across this comparison?
Also, how do you expain your profession when someone asks, "What do you do?"
If there are any previous threads, please direct me.