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Slippery words…

Yesterday we had a talent show competition at work. Employees could perform for up to 3 minutes and do comedy, a magic show, or sing, or whichever talent they thought they had. The regional winners are up for a nice treat: they will fly to the company headquarters in Plano for the final. Much like the shows you can watch on TV, we had 3 judges. One of those judges was me. I’m perfect for that role, since I’m very judgmental, so there you go, I had carte blanche by my company to look at people and judge. How awesome! Of course, what I had failed to realise is that the judges judge out loud in these contests so, well, there’s a need to voice opinions in front of an audience, and being funny or interesting is a bonus. Damn. As it turns out (I know it, you know it…) my ability to be fun in front of an audience is non-existent. Bear in mind that I was sitting with my back to the audience …