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Yesterday my boss came in to the watch commander’s office and saw I was working on this piece.

“What are you doing?”

“Working on this piece.”

“What is it?”

“It’s a digital photograph I took. I’m playing around with it in Photoshop.”

LONG PAUSE

“What is it?”

I explain that it’s a picture of little plastic people and toy cars that I set up and then took pictures of and then altered the pictures until I was pleased with the effect, etc.

“Okay.” He says. “But why do you do it?”

“Uh…it’s a hobby.”

“Oh.” He looks at me like I have three heads.

“Like duck hunting.”

“Oh….”

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Like I was from Mars

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