I worked registration at this shindig (my company's annual meeting), which meant that almost everyone who came to the conference graced my presence, at least briefly. Men my father's age as well as men old enough to be my grandfather flirted with me left and right. A few members, also in that demo, stopped by just to thank me for some way in which I helped them out during the registration process before the conference. Nice to be appreciated. Thought I'd share with you my favorite thoughts that I couldn't share at the time:
#1, to our incoming association president, a wiry, salt and pepper haired denizen of Minnesota in his 40s: "Gee, [Alex], I know full well you're probably still the persnickety, high-maintenance pain in the ass you've always been, but you really don't look it with that goatee."
#2, to the youngish, attractive-but-not-my-type guy who gave me his card "just in case I needed anything.": "Are those plugs?"
Which also caused me to reflect, not for the first time, that not everyone can pull off the shaved head look as well as the Genius, on whom it really works. Glad to see he missed me :^) Lord knows I missed him!
Been a while since we had a West Wing quote 'round here, so I leave you with this one.
What is it with people from Chicago that they're so
happy to have been born there? I meet so many
people who can't wait to tell me they're from
Chicago, and when I meet them, they're living
anywhere but Chicago.
You wouldn't understand.