I’m kind of a smart ass
People who meet me for the first time are often left with the impression that I am a little obnoxious and over the top. Some people find me amusing. Others think I am an ass. I met someone for the first time in Greenville and she thought I was obnoxious but later changed her mind and thought I was normal after all. I get all of these traits from my Irish father who is just like me – enjoys saying slightly inappropriate things at inappropriate times. It’s a Browne family curse. So I’m at a meeting at the show and I make a joke about how I have better bikes than the Mormons use on their missions. Nothing really bad. So just to cover myself I say, “I bet someone here is Mormon” thinking that no one was because they offered us soda or vodka. “I was actually raised Mormon” said the marketing guy. Oh shit! However he’s okay with my joking because he isn’t a practicing Mormon and like I said, it wasn’t that bad of a comment. So the moral of the story is no more smart ass comments to marketing people. I will save my really good smart ass comments for other editors, pro athletes and co-workers.