a typical conversation:
sweet, well meaning church person (swmcp): "i know you! you're the ... what ... aren't you the church secretary?"
me: uh ... yeah, i'm the office manager. [smile sweetly]
swmcp: "oh wow, do you manage very many people?"
me: um ... one. but we're hiring another if the budget passes.
swmcp: "congratulations! so, do you have an office?"
me: aahh well ... no. but i'll get one when the building project is over. (sweet smile is now desperate)
this job is good for my pride.