Making impressions is important, because reputation is the modern currency, the old currency of getting paid having been discontinued when employers found out they were expected to do the paying. So I want to talk about how to tell if you're making a bad impression. And I have to explain that I'm talking about the impression you make on a hypothetical person who hasn't got any fixed properties, including existence. Thing is I'm sticking to the male pronouns for this person not because I don't think women can be hypothetical but because when I read this over, imagining me having these interactions with someone female, it comes across as pretty skeevy. I'm trying to make a less skeevy impression.
I'd be appreciative of your reading the rest of this over at my humor blog. Among the humor pieces added to that since last week's thing about YouTube pretending I was aware of a viral video early in its epidemic cycle, which has to be a fib because I have never been in on anything early except Marvel's New Universe comics, are:
- Silent Comedies: The Mechanic (1924) is an amusing slapstick short from long ago and made me learn a very little something about Pink Floyd. You know, back then, working on car engines was done with suit and tie on, but back then, roller coasters were ridden with a suit and tie.
- What Is The Draconitic Cycle? is about the Moon and something I just discovered exists last week.
- Around The House is about how I'm thinking I might be handy enough to need a fire extinguisher.
- Weather Forecast Now Just Messing With Me is my suspicions about a forecast which turns out to be just about dead on.
- From My Visit To Dream Canada I came away with a strong impression about something X-Men related, somehow.
- Also In The Comics is a pointer to my math blog talking about the comics, and about Working Daze carrying on its fake history.
Trivia: Candy bars introduced in the early years of the Great Depression include the Chicken Dinner, the Idaho Spud, the Big Eats, and the PayDay bar. Source: Sweets: A History of Temptation, Tim Richardson.
Currently Reading: Joseph Henry: His Life And Work, Thomas Coulson.