Today's run sort of kicked my butt. Or rather chewed it off and left it on the treadmill. Detailed report to follow tomorrow.
Today I'm in the office again. It honestly isn't too bad, although I do feel a bit guilty when I am typing blogs here vs at home.
We have a rather small office with ~50 people regularly physically seated in the office. However, since we often travel, our total office population is around 250. I used to coordinate our quarterly all office meetings which meant that I'd be up front MC'ing them for the entire day. Me directing 200 or so people's attention... mwahahahahaha!!!! As a result, EVERYONE knows my name. The unfortunate part? I know almost no ones name! So, about every other day, someone will stop me in the hall and have a normal conversation with me like we are old knitting buddies just finishing a cross stitch - of course, addressing me by name! For example, today I had the following conversation with a very nice lady in the hall:
???: Hey Adam, how have you been?
Adam: Hey there! I've been well. Still unstaffed. Can you believe how cold it has been?!
???: Yeah, blah blah blah weather talk, work talk, weekend talk.
Adam: Well, I'd better get back to it - talk to you later!
Yeah, no clue who she is. I like to talk though, so I honestly dont' really mind. What should I have done though? Should I have just owned up and asked? I'm really bad at doing that. It is almost admitting defeat in some sort of way. Waving the white flag of social awkwardness. (Not to be confused with the pink flag of homosexuality which I wave to creep my wife out whenever my brother in law is in town).
I'm thinking that I may scout around the office and see if I can tell via the namevtags that are on the outside of people's offices. Before I leave, I may have to do some research on pop culture topics to bone up on small talk in case she catches me poking my head in her office..... "Can you believe that they voted off the orange team on biggest loser!? Those two kids needed the help more than anyone......" Yup, that should do it.