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Are you an interesting person?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Trey Beamon, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I'm only asking because of a conversation in the newsroom last night. As with a lot of places, my shop does a lot of talking -- good and bad -- behind people's backs when they're not in the office.

    Anyway, in between proofing pages, my name was brought up ...

    Co-worker No. 1: You should hear what we say about you when you're not here, Trey.

    Me: Huh? What?

    Co-worker No. 2: He's kidding. We never talk about you. You're not interesting enough.

    Me: Oh. Well, everyone here has such a big personality that I tend to stay in the background.


    She's right ... and it kind of bummed me out.

    I'm the type of person with a few interests (sports, music, photography) but isn't particularly well-rounded. I really can't cook without a microwave. I don't know a thing about cars. I'm not handy. I've never been west of Ohio. And I can go on and on and on.

    That said, do you tend to stay in a comfort zone and focus on a few select interests/hobbies? Or are you the type of person who will try anything once? If you happen to be a little older (hi spnited!), do you still have an adventurous side?

    (FYI: I'm not necessarily looking for advice, though it is certainly welcome. Just want to see where you folks stand)
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Each day should try to be more interesting by trying to be a little bit like Creed Bratton.

    - Sell fake IDs to local children
    -Get glasses and sport coats from the lost and found
    -Join a religious cult, as a leader or follower
    -Keep exotic beans or seeds in your desk
    -Have a second identity to transfer your debt to when you spend too much
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    Go west of Ohio. You'll instantly be more interesting. Don't stop till you find an In-and-Out Burger.
  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    I like to think I'm interesting, but I guess it just depends on your definition of interesting.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I once had an awkward moment, just so I could see what it felt like.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Go post your bank account number and routing number on the Web. You'll find that people will be very interested in you pretty quickly.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'm more of an off-putting person.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Put a pic of your sister on your desk. Everyone will seek you out then
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Or salt water.

    Seriously, rent a car and go for a long drive. Hell, it could even be by yourself. In fact, that would be more fun.
  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I think we're all a little more interesting than we think we are. My first thought when I read the thread title was 'no' but I've actually done some pretty cool stuff, traveled etc. I bet if you think about it some more you'd find some stuff, Trey.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    One's Facebook friends are infinitely interesting, just ask them.

    Or read the diarrheal stream of status updates.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member


    We're having pork chopshh . . . and appleshhauce tonight. Shwell.
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