I think that it's better to just be introduced as pretty normal.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Or at least, normal in the way that it is normal for everyone to be special. Not more special, necessarily. Just normal special.
Let me explain.
Before meeting someone recently, a mutual friend described him to me as the funniest person I've ever met in the world, among other things.
And not even meaning to, I start thinking that wow, this guy has got to be just hilarious. And suddenly I am totally excited to have my own version of Jim Gaffigan in my life. He'll sing the Hot Pocket! song and then just when you think that he's exhausted the joke completely, he'll throw a curve ball and sing it in Spanish: Caliente Pocket! And you'll think it's even funnier because you had a horse named Caliente when you were little and wow, how ironic, and boy isn't that funny?
At least, that's the kind of stuff that happens when I listen to Jim Gaffigan.
But now that I've met this guy? I keep waiting for the Extreme Funny to happen.
For the punch line, so to speak.
But it still hasn't happened. In fact, at times he has not even picked up on my sarcasm!
But if I had had no preconceived notions about his omnipotent sense of humor, then I would probably just think that sure, he's funny. Yet, because I had this expectation and keep measuring him against it, he unfortunately comes out lacking.
Not his fault at all, and he really is an awesome individual; he's just not the funniest person in the world but really, who is?!?!
So anyway, that is why I think it might be a good idea to avoid referring to others as the MOST IN THE WORLD of anything, really.
Unless when it comes to a lack of sense of direction, cause then I totally win.