Dan likes spicy chicken

I have a colleague. Let’s call him Mark. There have been three times in the last two status meetings in which he has referred to himself in the third person.

Mark will take that action. Mark isn’t happy. Mark will sign off on that.

I love it. If you knew "Mark", then you’d understand why the amusement is heightened. It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode in which Jimmy refers to himself throughout in the third person.

I only hope the behaviour continues.

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6 Responses to “Dan likes spicy chicken”

  1. Jon on February 26th, 2007 08:55

    Dan, try it and notice the difference – even mentally, instead of thinking ‘I’ – there’s a freedom about it that is different – or try ‘this one’ instead of ‘I’.

    ‘This one is eating a sandwich’, etc.

    With love mate, Jon

  2. elise on February 26th, 2007 11:47

    HOW do you keep a straight face?? that’s seriously weird.

  3. Art Vandelay on February 26th, 2007 16:57

    Costanza does this too. ‘George is getting upset!’

    Oh and all Premiership footballers ‘I don’t know what the future holds for Alan Shearer’ etc etc.

    It’s brilliant. We must all start doing it, before it’s too late.

  4. Colleague formally known as Mark on February 26th, 2007 18:34

    At the risk of more comic comments – i only remember doing this when describing an action to be captured? Maybe not. But, either way, you’re definately getting the crap jobs now Dan šŸ™‚

  5. Art Vandelay on February 27th, 2007 00:48

    shouldn’t that be ‘Mark only remembers doing this when describing an action to be captured’?

  6. Dan on February 27th, 2007 01:28

    Dan’s laughing. Dan’s literally laughing out loud.

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