“It sounds incredibly boring.”
Me: “Yeah, it is sometimes, but it pays ok.”
What I should have said though was the truth. ‘Yeah… It’s pretty technical, and it is definitely boring sometimes, but I’m good at it. More importantly, I’m not dead yet.’
The person who said this didn’t really mean for it to hurt, but it cut to the quick far more than it should have, and picked at an old wound scarred over.