I always get carded

I’m walking out of work late today, and as I wave my pass to exit the building, a lady behind me, also leaving work, asked me uncertainly, “Uh, do you work here?”

I’m wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans, since we had a team event at the Rogers Centre SkyDome* earlier today, so I paused my iPod and tersely said “Yep.”

“Are you a summer student?” she asked.
“No,” I gravely replied.
“What group do you work in?” she pressed.

So we chatted a bit. I told her my job involved intellectual property matters. She didn’t know what that was, so I explained further.

“Oh!” she said. “Your job must be fun!”

I looked her in the eye and said, “Yes, it is.” And I was telling the truth.

(*Blue Jays won, btw. After the game, I went back to the office.)

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