There are funny things all around us. Since we are so wrapped up in ourselves, we can’t enjoy the humor.
The other day, I was meeting with a new business prospect who I knew on LinkedIn. We met at the Sweet Hollow Diner in Melville. I sat down first. The old man behind the counter was not happy that I was sitting but I told him that my lunch appointment was right behind me.
I was seated in a booth and within a few minutes, the man walked in. I waved and he smiled. He walked toward me, I stood up, shook his hand and the two of us sat down.
Suddenly, a woman dressed in a suit, walked over to our table and took my plate. I looked at my prospect. “Was that a customer?” I asked. He told me he thought the same thing. We laughed and went on with our conversation.
“Hi, this is Joanne calling,” the woman on the Voice message said. “I already called Kristie but I wanted to tell you that I have pink eye. I can’t open my eye at all. It’s crusty and feels horrible.”
I continued listening, but I kept thinking who is this? I don’t know a Joanne and why would I care if she had pink eye. It didn’t make any sense. “I’m going to the doctor,” she continued. (Okay, so what?)
“And, I need to take a half day today,” she went on. That’s when I realized who it actually was. And yes, I was concerned that she had pink eye, but if it was Joanne, I couldn’t care less…