“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Name Dropping... Don't Do It Wrong

   Had one of those private laughs today during a video meeting. Someone tried to "3-letter-agency experience name drop" on me without knowing my background. Wasn't an ego-measuring thing as much as I think trying to over-sell their own experience. 

   Anyway, I gave it just long enough as the talk continued before I casually dropped in the. "Yeah, I actually helped develop that program for them back in 19XX..."

   The look on their face said enough, and gave me my day's amusement. It's the little things. 

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Hehehe, fun isn't it! And they sit back and wonder what truck just ran over them! :-)