Male Someone (SO): When are you going to go back to work?
Me: (Are you kidding me?) I do work.
SO (with raised eyebrows): Are you serious? I mean a real job.
Me: Ahem. I'm a writer (and a mother of three extremely active kids and wife to husband who is working on his MBA while holding down a job in which he is the manager). I never want to teach again if that's what you mean.
SO: You don't have to teach. You can just get a mindless job somewhere.
Okay you MSO, no SOB... obviously you know nothing about my life and how writing is my passion, how money doesn't matter to me and how my husband is very supportive.
I changed the subject and wrapped up the conversation, ran inside and began this post (which really makes me feel like a tattle-tale).
So tell me, how would you respond to something like this?
P.S. Immediately after I wrote this I checked my email and this is what I found!
Someone is now following Bird's-Eye Gemini