1. As I step into the elevator to the only guy in there: “Hey! Nice tie!”
Guy’s confused response: “Huh? Oh. Thanks.”
Awkward elevator ride ensues.
2. On the phone to woman in H.R. in New York office whom I’ve never met: “Wow, you’ve got a great voice. You should be in radio.”
Her response: “You are so sweet. You know, I used to be a cabaret singer.”
We talked about that for three minutes before she told me where I could find the personnel transfer form (I’m not transferring out, someone is transferring into my department).
3. To the guy at dry cleaners (not Ramon): “I love your watch, man. Is that a Rolex?”
His response: “Thanks, no, it’s a TAG Heuer.”
I listened to him talk about all the features but I kept thinking does anyone really ever use the timer and stopwatch features on a watch when you can just use the ones on your phone?
All in all, Monday was pretty successful. Still, it’s hard to pull off not looking like a psychopath complimenting someone’s tie in a closed elevator.