Something That Happened Today
Walking into my building on campus, wearing my dull green teacherly sweater & carrying my safety-yellow bike helmet, a guy walked up to me, pointed & said "You look cool. What's your name?"
He stuck out his big hand to shake mine & instinctively I shook his hand. I did not look cool. I looked like & currently look like a boring, shoddily dressed teacher. I don't really think I ever look cool, but if I sometimes look more cool & less cool then today was definitely a day I look less cool.
So I was laughing already, shaking his hand. On a quick decision that telling him my full name would result in him asking me about my name I said my name is Matt.
Of course, he was a campus bilker for Greenpeace & he asked me if I had "three minutes to chat." I said no & apologized, at which point the normal campus bilker for Greenpeace would give up & try his trick on the next un-cool looking person. But instead he began chanting "Chat Matt! Chat Matt!: And this chant followed me into my building.
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In other news, Jon Pack Approves or Disapproves is alive again. It took a three year break to improve on its approval or disapproval algorithms, but now they are state of the art.