Guilty Pleasure? Guilty as Charged.

As one of the newest members of the z2 team, I found myself, as most new employees do, in the not-so-unique situation of deciding what personal information to share with my co-workers in order to gain their trust. Generally, I am a “keep to myself” guy when it comes to discussing my life outside of the workplace. I am very cautious when talking about my personal life as disclosing the wrong information can have long term effects on your level of acceptance in the social circles in the office.

Case in point. A few years ago, we were lunching with a new employee. For some reason, the table conversation turned to the “paste eater” kids we remembered from grade school. I can assure you, not a single kid was remembered kindly. In fact, unforgiving ridicule would be an understatement. After we shared a few stories, the new guy, by his own volition, jumped in with

“C’mon. Who didn’t eat paste growing up? I ate paste and crayons until I was in 5th grade. You mean to tell me none of you like the taste of crayons? You’re lying.”

SFX: Pin drop

There is a fine line between self-disclosure and self-embarrassment, and sometimes we don’t know exactly where that line is, but there is only one way to find out. Throw it out there and see what happens. As I said, being the new guy myself, I feel I am obligated to share something intimately personal and potentially embarrassing. Here it is—my first Rick-umentary. Click and enjoy.

March 9, 2012 · Posted by in music, video  


One Response to “Guilty Pleasure? Guilty as Charged.”

  1. Pete on March 9th, 2012 4:43 pm

    I asked my wife what my guilty pleasure was, and she said “Lifetime movies.”

    (I sincerely hope she mis-heard my question…)