Thursday, May 05, 2011
Years ago, Saturday Night Live had a skit called "The Planet of Honest People." The setting: a board room. Someone announces that someone else got a promotion. The co-workers chip in: "I wanted that job!" "I hope you do really badly!" I think it was Kevin Nealon that asked a co-worker on a date after the meeting. She replied, "Actually, I'm just after cheap sex."
I remembered this skit tonight as I was leaving a meeting where I had been invited to present. I was promised would "be quick." I figured it would take about 20 minutes. It took over an hour.
Things I have learned this week:
People who say, "I'm so sorry to bother you," really aren't.
Ditto about people who bombard you with questions and say, "I hate to keep you..." They really don't.
I'd much rather live on the Planet of Honest People and have someone be honest and say, "I'm going to totally waste your time." And "I know you want to leave, but I don't give a flying fuck."
Wouldn't that be great?
And no, the lolcat has nothing to do with this post, I just liked it.