I tried to get this story to fit in a tweet and could not make it in 140, so I am writing it here. My wife and I went to the local credit union to open an account. Everything went smoothly until the account manager, who was very nice, asked the following:
Bank Person: What do you do, Lance?
Me: I am an archivist.
Bank Person: A what?
Me: I am an archivist at The Henry Ford.
Bank Person: Could you spell that?
Bank Person: Oh, just like it sounds.
Bank Person: So, what do you do, put small parts in cars?
Me: Yes, yes I do.
I actually did explain what I do for real, and she said that it sounded very interesting, but I think she was covering at that point. We archivists need a good PR firm…