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Monday, December 23, 2013
Test Tubes With Egg Nog
Christmas functions are like little laboratories.
There are all kinds of subjects and experiments going on if you’ll simply keep
your senses running wide open.
Last night I noticed a couple of interesting
There were the standers and starers; the people who stood around with
a drink, didn’t speak unless spoken to and simply stared at the people are
moving around the party. Standers and starers are often the most interesting
people at a party, they simply need someone to step up and draw them out.
There were the hummingbirds; folks who spoke to
everyone for a short while, tried a little of each type of food, stayed a short
while and then zoomed out the door.
As usual, there were squatters. I always find the
squatters interesting. They find one place to sit or stand and hold court. Most
are wonderfully communicative, but if you don’t approach their territory you’ll
never meet or greet them. Some even have spouses or friends who bring them food
so they don’t have to move.
Finally, there are the kindred spirits. They like
people, they like the subjects and they want to be part of the experiments.
Depending on how they experience the experiments they seem like bumper cars or
a long-lost brother/sister.
This is the time of year for holiday functions.
Which type of subject are you?
Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. He presents 100+ programs a year for organizations such as IBM, American Express, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center.