Filled out my forms at the eye doctor a while ago and put 'writer' as my occupation. (I've put myself in this mindset now, income be damned.)
Didn't think much about it but then the assistant got a hold of my forms.
Her: "You're a WRITER?!"
Me: "Um, yes."
Her: (Pause) "I never met a WRITER before."
She could've exchanged 'writer' for 'swamp monster.'