Am back from another productive event at TheSocialService.com . There was one idiot there (isn’t there all?) who was rather drunk. The sort who ends up standing in the middle of a group just looking at him.
Me: So, what do you do for a living?
Him: (drunken) Well, I touch myself.
Me: (trying to be all Bill Hicks-y & not to miss a beat) …OK. Does it pay well?
Him: Not really. But it has its ups and downs.
Him: whu? what’s so funny?
Oh, why is there always one, eh? Apparently he’s a self-employed… entrepreneurial… something. Which I understand from the others was his code for “on the dole”.