blessed are the easily amused

Sunday, April 02, 2006

you're so interesting i want to talk at you for 89 minutes

So I'm trying out my somewhat rusty social skills chatting with some anonymous dude at ye olde caffeine trough. He seems to know something about me - 'you still in journalism?' - and I have to confess I know fuck all about him. That hurdle past, he asks what sort of stories I do. Mostly arts and fluff, I say - but I do have this one project I'm working on...

This statement is the magic key to getting his attention. His eyebrows shoot up in a way that says, 'hey, maybe you are marginally interesting!'. And that's great luck for me, because it unleashes a torrent of unpunctuated and unrelated revelations, highlights of which include 'I was just in New York meeting with some U.N. delegates', 'an iceberg can crumple a ship like a beer can', 'I think we're going to see a lot more of issues like this, especially on the Junos, what with Pamela Anderson and all', 'I do a lot of corporate stuff, but I'm also an artist and musician', and 'wow, it was great chatting with you - you're very insightful.'

I wish I knew who this guy was and whether or not he was one of the 2.5 people who read this. I guess I'll take a chance and post it.