I got to meet in person a number of people I've heard about and contacted via phone and email, but not yet met in the flesh, so that was lovely. Chief among these was a meeting with a Senior Regional Manager who we will call Kevin for the purposes of this post!
After initial introductions, the conversation went thus ...
Me: Hi Kevin, I'm Jane - payroll - It's nice to finally meet you at last!
Kevin: Oh yes, hi Jane, great to meet you at last - it's always nice to put a face to the name.
Me: Absolutely. Nice tie, by the way!
Kevin: Yeah it's good isn't it. It was my secret Santa present.
Me: Oh wow, it's nice when someone takes the time to think of something you'll really like, isn't it.
Kevin: Yeah. What did you get?
Me: I got a Star Trek Mug and T-shirt - someone really knows me well!
Kevin: Star Trek? Are you a Trekkie?
Me: Not specifically. I just love sci-fi and fantasy generally. I'm a bit of a geek!
Kevin: Oh God, you're not one of these sad twats that goes to conventions and dresses up are you?
Kevin: *face slowly drops*
Me: *grin broadens*
Kevin: Oh God, you are, aren't you!
Me: *curtseys* Sad twat at your service!
Kevin: Oh fucking hell! What an introduction. I'm so sorry ...
Me: Yep, I'm a sad twat and proud of it. *Grins* Oh, and by the way, I will NEVER let you forget this, just so you know!!!
Kevin: You've got a real evil streak haven't you. I like you!
Me: Good, you can buy me a drink then!