I've met one of my son's friend's mothers several times over the past few weeks. She's nice lady but it irritates me a lot because she refers to everything in terms of her former job, or the salary her job made, or where her former job took her and so on. She is currently a SAHM, and this was her former job, which she left to have a baby. Yes, her former job was a VERY high paying job in IT, there is a different lingo, people who are in her field need quick wits and high intelligence but I really don't need that crammed down my throat 24/7 every time she has to say something about where she shops for baby clothes or whatever! If I started mentioning my own work in a really technical fashion and trying to relate it to her conversation do you think she would get the point? All this time I've been avoiding her queries by telling her that I'm doing some nondescript stuff that really isn't worth talking about much. I'm not sure if she's trying to impress me somehow?