I just peed my pants.
Well not literally, that would be gross, but I am that excited.
I just finished a GREAT lunch meeting with the man I hope will be my next boss.
The 78-minute meal flew by in about seven seconds, at least for me.
I warmed up with a reference to his favorite baseball team, then quickly got down to business.
On page 19 of "How to Get a Job through Comedy" it says when you get an audience with the Pope, don't waste too much time on "a rabbi walks into a bar" jokes.
Several times during our discussion, he said "that's a really good point."
Not, that's a good point, but that's a REALLY good point.
Yes I realize it is way too early to get excited, but hey, at this point in the poker tournament, I'm all in.
If nothing comes out of this, I will be no worse off than I was yesterday.
My favorite Dylan quote of all-time just could be, "when you ain't got nothin, you got nothin to lose" and when it comes to a job...
... I got nothin.
In case you were wondering, lunch was very good. He had the snapper, I had the Cobb Salad.
Several, as in at least 10 times during the meal, his phone buzzed.
He glanced down to see who it was about six times -- who's counting -- but he picked up the phone exactly none of them.
So either that's a great sign or he was really enjoying the snapper.
I made sure to order dessert (and Cappucino) to prolong the meal (and discussion).
Plus he was paying.
At one point I mentioned that I've been writing a blog on my journey through unemployment.
I figured it would show that I am creative and highly motivated.
I was hoping he wouldn't ask for the link -- which he didn't.
(I would hate for the 11th sentence on my 17th entry to cost me a job, but he seemed genuinely impressed, so mission accomplished.)
After I finished my final bite of Sweet Potato Pie, he asked me to handicap the upcoming baseball season.
I guess my opening comment paid off too.
As we left to get me to my next meeting, he said to make sure I stopped by his office on the way out.
Good sign, right? Or did he just want security to know where I was?
Either way, I am having a great day.
I can't wait for dinner.