I set this as my bio on Instagram: Amateur photographer, blogger, poet, mother and wife. Professional admin manager.
My family interpreted it as only the photographer part being amateur, when I intended it to apply to all the titles in that sentence. That's why I put the laughing emoji, because it amused me to call myself an amateur wife and amateur mother. Well, I don't get paid for them, do I?
Any suggestions on how to rephrase it so that my weird sense of humour is more obvious without belaboring the point?
Life has been a bit chaotic here this week. On Tuesday afternoon (local time), a major convention centre that was under construction caught fire. It is located about 2-3 blocks from where I work.
Thick black smoke covered the city centre and of course the air conditioning on all the office blocks (including the office I work in) sucked it in, so we sat here breathing it in.
The powers that be declared a Civil Defence emergency, and told everyone to avoid the city centre if at all possible. By this time, it was time to go home on Tuesday anyway which meant rush hour traffic. Numerous roads were closed as up to 130 fire personnel tried to put out the fire, and the city pretty much ground to a standstill.
It's now nearly midday on Thursday, and while the fire is finally under control, it is not yet out (as far as I know). We stayed home yesterday but have come into the office today. The air con is off, but the air on the street is noticeably improved since Tuesday. Now it's more of a lingering smoke smell that won't go away until the air con is turned back on (which they will do once the fire is out).
Not much fun, but I got a paid day off yesterday, so there's that!