Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Toying with People

I used to think having a job as a writer meant churning out words like sausage makers grind out sausage. I was out again with the co-workers for lunch (with girls and a guy this time) and when you work with writers, the cadence of the chat quickly moves to gallop. The "in" jokes have a voice, perspective and mischief. You have to be accurate or you'll be called out (someone said Pagan, I described dancing naked with trees and they pointed out the difference between a Pagan and a Druid). And when you make them laugh, you know you've been witty. Smart people are hard to push over. But they want to be.

I want to be. I'll drop down in that dunking booth water. But you'll have to hit the bull's eye first.


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