Normally when I disconnect the chain that usually shackles my ankle to my computer desk and go out into the so-called real world I always have the feeling that people looking at me probably assume I’m some kind of homeless bum.
But this morning I got a shock.
This morning I was standing around in a medical building, flirting with the nurses, and one of the nurses I hadn’t yet gotten around to flirting with walked over and told me that while I was standing there first a senior citizen woman had approached her and pointed to me and asked if I was the new dentist on the second floor, and then a few moments later another senior citizen woman had approached her and pointed to me and asked if I was the new cardiac specialist on the ninth floor.
So I said to the nurses, “Well, there you go, see, if you go out to dinner with me you get all the benefits of looking like you’re out with a doctor but without the whole downside of, you know, actually having to go out with a doctor.”
I was just talking and I don’t know if there is a downside to going out with a doctor but all the nurses seemed to think that was pretty funny.
My takeaway was that apparently I look like a professional kind of guy to senior citizen women.
I still keep a piece of electrical tape over my webcam lens so the cool young women looking out can’t see me.