India = IT

I landed in Beijing a few hours ago after a delayed flight. I skipped the on-board meal as I was planning to have dinner in Beijing. Felt lazy to go out so decided to get a quick bite at the JW Marriott’s Asian Bistro. As we settled into the restaurant & the waiter asked: “Where are you from? India or Pakistan?”. I said I’m from India. And in no time he fired the next statement: “You must be in IT. Very good IT from India”. He was so convinced that Indians = IT that I didn’t dare to explain that I work in Advertising & Media. I quickly nodded & said I’m in IT… and ordered my food. I guess a time might come when we (Indians) will have to say: My Primary Profession is IT and in free time I also do Advertising or Accounting or Surgery or Engineering… ­čśë