I realize that the first thing I’m about to reveal is controversial enough that I will probably lose readers. People will unsubscribe, and tell me how disappointed and disillusioned they are with me, but it’s something I came to terms with this last week and I feel like I need to just say, get it out there, and be done with it.
So, what is this revelation I had this week? Well, it’s more like an admission than a revelation, but since I just really came to grips with it this week, well, here we go:
There. I said it. “I like Olive Garden. ” I do
I really like their salad and their breadsticks (especially if you get a dipping sauce with them), and I like some of their entrees, like their “Tour of Italy” and their Lasagna, and I like their Chicken & Gnocchi Soup and their Zuppa Toscana soup, too.
Look, I’m not saying it’s my not favorite Italian restaurant, but I must admit, I do like it, and I’m looking forward to my next Olive Garden takeout. When you do their curbside takeout, for some reason they give you like 71 breadsticks for every dinner you order. So, if you’re a family of four you can expect around 284 breadsticks and at least two 55-gallon drums of salad, which will last you until summer. Well, it does me, anyway.
Then there’s my other revelation
I don’t know if you caught my post on Monday called “Don’t be that guy” but it got a LOT of reaction over on my Facebook page with over 150 comments. Most everyone pretty much felt the same way I did, which is just don’t be that guy when someone simply shares something nice that happened to them, but here’s my other revelation:
Human nature being what it is, it didn’t take long before, sure enough, a guy showed up and not only became “that guy,” but he became “Super that guy.” He wrote that he agreed with me and that everybody should use whatever tool works for them and you shouldn’t worry what other people use. But then (wait for it…wait for it…) he went into a whole thing about how PCs are better than Macs, and that they’re over priced and more stuff like that.
You realize, my buddy never mentioned PCs. He didn’t compare his new computer to anyone else’s. He didn’t say you should get one. He didn’t recommend them. He just said, “Can’t wait to get some native apps and start playing,” but this guy couldn’t leave it alone.
Of course, people starting calling him out on it, saying, “Dude! You’re being “That guy” and even I commented, “Do you not realize what you just did?” but that did not deter him. What’s “That guy” do when people point out he’s being “That guy?” Why of course, he doubles down on being that guy. Then he triples down. He just could not see, no matter how many people pointed it out, and tried to help him understand what he was doing with his whole PCs are better line of attack. He’s so “That guy” that even “those guys” where like “Dude, back off. You’re giving other “That Guys'” a bad name.”
Well, it just got uglier from there, because “say it with me” – “That guy” never realizes he’s “That Guy” no matter how obvious it is to everyone else. Ugh.
You know I bet would help “That Guy?” Some nice salad and breadsticks. Just ‘sayin’. ;-)
Have a great weekend, everybody! :)