[and now which lie do I go with? The "garbage collector" lie? This is a good one because usually no one knows what to say to that and the conversation dies immediately. Or the "public employee" line? That's a bad one, people say "What department does he work for? Does he know [my long lost cousin/best friend/mother-in-law]?" Or should I go with the "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" line? sigh...]I settled for "No.... He's not a student. He's just a loser."
I sure hope my husband never finds out that I said that, but gee..... It sure stopped the conversation in it's tracks. lol.