How does your inner nerd come out?
Come on, admit it. Under that suave exterior there’s a bespeckled nerd with a pocket protector, planning your next trip to ComiCon. Well, maybe not quite that extreme, but from the voting trends out here I suspect that more than a few of us have a bit of the geek inside. But does he/she pop out at unexpected times and places?
Yesterday I was attending a strategic planning retreat for a non-profit Board I have chaired for many years. I had my professional face on and was describing my ideas about the need to add to the paid staff an HR person, not to handle the employment paperwork, but to deal with employee problems, “What we need is a Counselor Troi!” I blurted.
Dead silence from the group. Then some shuffling of papers, followed by giggles.
Fortunately, the consultant suddenly chortled loudly and exclaimed, “Exactly!”
This wasn’t the first time my inner nerd has escaped. What about you? Star Wars? Star Trek? WOW? Have you lost control and let your nerd-dom show?