So, at my new job, I’ve certainly met some interesting new
characters people. If I were the wuc, I could write amazing and hilarious things about my new coworkers. In truth, I know I will never be so funny, but, here are a few anecdotes, anyway.
My new boss is a slightly quirky guy. He sometimes digresses into a personal conversation with himself while he’s talking to someone else. He does so mostly under his breath, and eventually says, “But, that’s neither here nor there.” He also ends practically every conversation with, “Mmm Hmm,” even if there is absolutely nothing to affirm at the end of the discussion. Last, he walks around barefoot a lot. Well, not completely barefoot – he wears socks, but must not be so fond of shoes.
On Monday, two new tech guys started working with us. I’m not positive what their titles are, but that’s besides the point. One of them is clearly from the I-live-in-a-basement-or-some-other-such-tech-nerd-cave tribe. In technical discussions, training sessions where he is being introduced to new things, even – he is eager to talk and talk, but if I picture him in a social setting, I imagine he says few words – at least without drawing puzzled stares from listeners. He could stand to wash his hair. He is a stocky guy, has a very round face with quite small glasses that don’t seem sufficiently big to cover his field of vision.
The other is a very small guy – short, petite, I’d almost say. He has an accent I have yet to place, is less gregarious in meetings, but asks a lot of questions – probably a good thing when you’re trying to pick things up. When the answers seem sort of obvious, he tends to try to make clear that is exactly what he assumed. He, too, wears glasses, but his are really, really big glasses that seem almost as big as his small head, and they are strong. When you look at him face on, they magnify his eyes in a buggish sort of way.
DISCLAIMER: In the unlikely event that any of my coworkers ever discovers this blog, and then discovers that I write it, I share these descriptions with the utmost sense of professional affection and absolutely no intention of offending anyone.
Any characters you’d like to share?