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“Solvent is the new wealthy”

Posted by Lissa on July 22, 2009

That was one of the great quotes that came from last night’s Ye Olde Business School Alumni meeting. 

We stayed all gussied up in our work clothes — oo, oo, I’ll have to post a picture of my pretty heels some time — and stood around sipping wine, occasionally munching hors d’oeuvres and generally schmoozing.  We were subjected to a long, long, long, looooooong update from a gentleman who didn’t understand the whole project your voice thing, nor the tried-and-true rule of keep it short, sweet and entertaining.  Happily, we were posted next to the bar and I managed to snag drink refills without drawing attention to ourselves.

The more interesting part came towards the end, when everyone had sipped an adult beverage or two and gotten through the careful posturing dance of So-where-do-you-work.  I cozied up to the folks who’d organized the shindig and started schmoozing like crazy. 

“Oh, you’re from North Carolina?  How funny — Mike is going to be posted there for the next six months!  What’s his job?  Well, see, he works for Ye Olde Insurance Company . . . ” 

“You used to work for the Berkely College of Music?  Oh, fantastic!  Do you know anything about the choirs in Boston?  Tryouts are next month and I’m trying to decide between two in Back Bay . . . ”

“You know the old CEO of Ye Olde Financial Company?  Why, yes, I did think he was a very humble, unassuming guy!  Mike, you got to meet him once, didn’t you? – when he presented you with that service award?”

I’m telling you, I’d be a kickass politician’s wife.  Except that would make Mike a politician.  And I’d just as soon pass on the lobotomy and heart extraction necessary to such a scenario.

P.S.  One of the organizers — an older guy with a reputation for closing the deal with potential business school money-givers — told Mike flat-out that he should keep me.  This was just after he’d said my old CEO would be a great addition to the SEC, or government, and I opined that anyone with a spine and half a cerebellum would be a useful addition to government.  Zing!

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2 Responses to ““Solvent is the new wealthy””

  1. secretlivesofscientists said

    Mike will be in N. Carolina for 6 months?

    • Lissa said

      We think so . . . 99% sure at this point. Though I don’t know exactly when he leaves nor when he gets to come back; sometime in the next three weeks, most likely. 😦

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