So: if you’re asked, “Where do you work?” you can just give the location: “
The point of quoting all this is that this scene makes a fine blueprint for your response should you be asked what you do for a living.
WHAT: See if you can skip over this one.
WHERE: Where do you live? Where are you from? No harm there.
WHEN: Not likely to apply unless you’re delivering the classic line, “Come here often?”
WHY: Now we’re getting somewhere! “Why do you do?” could really open up a dialogue.
HOW: Fine thank you, how are you?
See, it works: don’t ask, don’t tell.