Usually these posts involve a conservation or overhearing a conversation, but this one was more of an observation of a behavior. Either way, it was too good not to share.
Sitting in Bigbys with a networking group this morning, 7:30am, discussing the future of our organization and how we can get our committees further involved. I am on the board, our director and board president were in attendance. We were sipping coffee. Very serious stuff.
During our session, I was hearing this tick, or chip, or clip rather. High pitched and steadied rhythm....chip, chip, chip....pause. Then chip, chip, chip. I look around and it's mostly just us, members of a young organization trying to improve our members experience and how we, as an organization, and as professionals, can grow and where we want to take....chip, chip, chip....
I look over at my friend Desmond and ask him, are you hearing what I am hearing? He nods. But he nods with his eyes closed. The eye closed nod means, "OH HELL NO!" in non-verbal.
Just a reminder not to take yourself too seriously today. One table over from you is someone clipping their nails into their coffee. Might have been their toenails.