Something I posted on my personal Facebook page last night seemed like something that I should share here. Being in touch with our foibles and imperfections, while keeping a sense of humor, is vital. I don’t think I could serve my photographic & video clients as well as I do, if I weren’t fully stocked with empathy and understanding. It’s a very personal interaction, and people can get self-conscious. Well, here’s one way to see behind my curtain of composure:
Had a kombucha for the first time. Luckily it had so much stuff in it, I still don’t really know what kombucha tastes like. It was packed with chia seeds and some cherry juice. It was fine, but was a social disaster: the cherry made it tart enough that I accidentally “gleeked” on someone, then the chia seeds were so ethereally gelatinous that they stayed stayed near the font of my mouth in secret places after I thought I had completely swallowed — when I spoke, little seeds seemed to leap out of my mouth like they were self-aware and fleeing.
I had to stop. Don’t think it went unnoticed. As my wife intervened, my friends had a great time re-enacting it and having a great laugh. I haven’t felt my face flush like that in a long time!
Now I know that, for me, anything filled with chia seeds is exclusively an at-home drink.
Among the comments, I added:
I forgot to mention that my ridiculous display occurred at a gathering of AZ’s social media elite, so my inadvertent Sylvester the Cat impersonation was live-tweeted to thousands. I think it was described as, “…like an outtake character falling victim to one of the hazards in Willie Wonka’s factory…”