Was just alerted to this and found it very amusing:
Almost makes me want to tell taxi drivers that I'm a writer just to see if the conversation ends up being like that one.
Incidentally I always talk about my day job when they ask what I do for a living. It almost always silences them because
a) no one outside my field really understands what it is that I do
b) it's a really quite boring topic of conversation
One thing I won't be asking taxi drivers again is, "How's business at the moment?" I asked that the other day and then had to endure a 20 minute rant about the economy, the Government and "Gordon ******* Brown". The only time he drew breath was when he parked outside my flat and told me the fare!
p.s. There are some other good articles on that site so check them out when you've finished smiling ruefully.