I was watching 30 Rock today while my local handyman hung (hanged?) drywall in my basement. A very short scene in an episode about high school reunions made me laugh A LOT, and then got me thinking. The quote that started my brainy-works a’goin was this…
“Don’t hide behind a joke. Any time you see a chance to truly connect with people, you make a joke and unplug. Stay connected and be with people.”
The quote kept going, but that’s all I got. That’s all I needed, anyway. I know that I do that. I can think of at least three times in the last four days that I’ve made a joke instead of staying involved in a conversation or showing real feelings. And I’d never have noticed that had I not heard that line on some tv show while waiting for my basement to be finished. Wild.
By the way, I would suggest watching 30 Rock. It’s funny. Very funny.