Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My life flashed before my eyes....

.... and right out of my mouth.

Tonight I had dinner with some clients and my bosses. I spent a good portion of the meal swapping nerd stories with the client Executive Vice President.

He'd share a story of his nerdy childhood, then I would follow with one of my own. We both had my EVP and another supervisor rolling.... Once I get going with stories, I tend to make the most of the moment. I do enjoy an audience.

And then the client conceded that I was the bigger nerd. He had no more stories to top mine.

Should I be proud of that? I hadn't even gone through my entire aresenal of nerdy childhood, adolescent, and (yes) even college experiences. That's the sad thing.

Then it occurred to me that I had just shared many embarrassing moments of my life with my coworkers who then did NOT promise NOT to spread the stories around the office tomorrow.

She's going to hold that over my head any time she needs me to do something I don't want to do... like wash her car.

Why did I have to be such a nerd growing up???

I guess I still am...



And I'll probably win the next round of Who's A Bigger Nerd.

C.T.

3 comments:

Big-Daddy said...

No doubt about winning the next contest!!

Love ya,

BD

Ken said...

True, but since the nerds have taken over the world, thats not such a bad thing.

The Cynical Tyrant said...

hey! like father like daughter, dude....