Background : you are at a bar or some similar social place, where people gather and meet, and someone has struck up a friendly conversation with you, talking about the game playing on TV, etc, and eventually they introduce themselves and all.
And then they start asking you things like "where are you from?", which is fine, but then like "what do you do?" and then ask "for which company". Now that makes me feel very uncomfortable but if I don't answer it comes off as rude or something.
I've had it happen at a card table too with a lot of other people who could hear it!
What are some ways one could avoid answering such questions without turning the place cold?