Early morning today, I had the privilage to visit a Israeli post office. I had read on the web that they allow opening a 'checking account' and a VISA debit card comes along with it. I was fortunate to be served by a lady who could speak broken English. After going through numerous forms in Hebrew, she asked me about my profession.
What do you do? - She was talking and typing on the computer at the same time.
"I am an Engineer".
"Ok, but what do you do?"
(I didn't want to describe gory details of 22nm or 14 nm semiconductor technology) so I told her", Software." That works best in Bangalore, by the way.
"Software?? What does it mean?," she paused typing and looked up.
"It's well - the computer..!"
"Ah yes. Now I get it."
I walked out thanking myself for not mentioning "semiconductor" word.