In his 2005 book “Blink”, the slick marketing guru, Malcolm Gladwell, wrote about “rapid recognition” and “when you meet someone for the first time …., your mind takes about two seconds to jump to a series of conclusions.” Well, Mr. Gladwell, you were absolutely right…it did take exactly that – 2 seconds!
This week’s dating (mis)adventure was with a gum-chewing (1 second) Mr. Trump Twin, minus the millions, the Armani suit, and…well, I’m still not sure about that toupee.
As we walked to our table, he turned to me and suggested we sit side by side (2 seconds)…”um, er…NO! I’ll sit HERE, you sit THERE.” Too much cushion caused me to sink in my chair with my chin about an inch above the table when suddenly I heard, “You really should come over and sit beside me.”
“Anyone out there who could help this man understand what “N-O” spells?” I had wanted to shout out loud but instead I said, “Check, please!” And although, Mr. Gladwell, I was unable to get a reading on the toupee, I did confirm, without a doubt, he was clearly not a Trump.