If you’re unemployed this Christmas, how do you continue to answer questions about your job search from concerned friends and family?
The Wall Street Journal recently tackled this question.
“CJ Arabia, recently laid off from maniaTV, an entertainment Web site, says she’s so tired of people at parties asking about her job search in funereal tones that she has come up with a default response: ‘At least I'm not pregnant,” WSJ said.
Humor, if you can manage it, is important. So, with Ms. Arabia as inspiration, here are five categories of responses—with examples—to the question, “How’s your job search?”
Topical: “It was very promising, until Governor Blagojevich was indicted.”
2008 Presidential Election: “I have suspended my job search until we find a way to fix this financial crisis.”
Alcoholism: “It’s great—after about six cocktails.”
Derail the conversation: “I’m having a sex change operation.”
Nonsensical: “I can see Russia from my house.”
Can you add to this list?