I try to avoid telling people what I do for a living. It usually takes a few sentences, after which I get the "that wasn't worth it" look.
And any time I go simple, there is a list of mis-conceptions that pop up.
If I say, "I'm a graphic designer", there's a common assumption that I can draw.
I cannot draw, although I am quite good at tracing.
But it seems to me that drawing is an inherited talent, and unless you have a good teacher you will never improve.
Which brings me to my art teacher who was featured in the local paper this week.