Are you fun to be around?
March 20, 2018

I’ve been listening to Darrell time scripts for his farm radio show for more than twenty years. So when I heard him whispering his way through one recently -- as opposed to belting it out, as usual -- I guessed correctly that he didn’t want to distract me from my work.

Which was sweet, except I was only doing dishes at the moment. “Distract away,” I thought. I thought that. I didn’t say it. I didn’t say anything. But I did start singing: “You don’t have to whisper…” It’s been weeks, and I can still hear his laughter. Try it yourself. Break into song when someone least expects it. No one ever died (or got fired) (that I know of) for being silly.

How can you tell if you’re a good person to share an office with? If you’re too busy laughing to contemplate that question, I’d take it as a good sign!