Although I tend to avoid work outings as much as I avoid mosquitoes, I do find myself attending now and then. The most recent outing was a going-away lunch for a coworker who'd found a better job. There were a lot of us at that outing, and our table stretched beyond the capacity of my eyesight; I couldn't see the other end.
The guest of honor gave a speech at some point. He paid homage to our boss, he reminisced about the good and the bad times, and he poked fun at the lot of us -- including me. That part, of course, went like this:
"...and I'll always remember my attempts to get Zeri to say more than thirty words."
Normally, I might take issue with such nonsense. But on this occasion, I could only nod and acknowledge my coworker's sense of humor; afterall, it was a little bit flattering to be mentioned in a toast.
A glass should always be raised for the introvert.
You did the right thing and left no scars there! Cheers!
Hi, A, cheers to you, too! Sometimes it's nice to be unexpectedly toasted. :-)
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