I know I shouldn’t be poking fun of new people at work, but when someone asks you to tell them a little about your hobbies and interests so as to compose an introductory email about you that will subsequently be sent out to the entire team, maybe you should come up with something a little more exciting than listening to music, watching movies, eating out and travelling.
I mean, even if you like all of these things (as people do), give me something a bit more interesting. Mitten collecting, working in pyjamas, writing pornographic Harry Potter fanfic, anything.
I like listening to music, watching movies, eating out and travelling as much as the next person, new colleague. But let’s just assume that – in fact – everyone likes listening to music, watching movies, eating out and travelling.
So next time, let’s be more specific.
For example, I describe myself as enjoying the following things:
- medieval literature
- ashtanga yoga
- brutalist architecture
- craft beer
- fountain pens
- using semi-colons
- not using semi-colons
- coffee snobbery
- G&Ts in teapots
I also like mitten collecting and working in my pyjamas, for the record.