Still Geeky After All These Years.

In the past week I’ve been called a geek not just once or twice but several times. It’s not unusual for me to be called a geek at least once a week–especially when a phrase like “it’s not unusual” reminds me of the joke about the guy who goes to the doctor and says, “Doc, you’ve gotta help me! Every time I see a cat I say ‘What’s new pussycat?’ When I mow the lawn I say ‘Again I touch the green, green grass of home.'” The doctor says, “Sounds like you’ve got Tom Jones syndrome.” The guy says, “Tom Jones syndrome? I’ve never heard of that. Is it rare?”

The doctor says, “It’s not unusual.”

But that’s another story.

It is a little unusual for me to be called a geek so many times in such a short span, though, and, more importantly, it’s always been said as a compliment which makes me wonder when it became hip to be square (stay tuned for a Huey Lewis joke).

It also prompted me to brush off this old chestnut since I’m going through a bit of a fallow period at the moment.

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  1. Kristine @MumRevised

    Have you not heard of Geek Chic? You are amongst a very distinguished crowd. Stand proud!
    BTW: Loved the joke.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      When I think of Geek Chic I think of David Tennant’s Doctor Who outfit. Or just David Tennant. Possibly Matt Smith. I have considered wearing a fez. Fezzes are cool.

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  2. halfa1000miles

    Ha. You did it again. TODAY at lunch the restaurant played “What’s New Pussycat?” and I had not heard that in years and years, and then you immediately mention it. How do you keep doing that?

    I have never called you a geek. I did call you a boy scout this week 🙂

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It’s time I came clean: your husband and I are in cahoots. He’s been gaslighting you.
      And, yes, you called me a Boy Scout. Actually I’m an Eagle Scout. Hard to believe I know, but that’s why I had to come clean.

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  3. Kristine @MumRevised

    PS: crochet team – HA 🙂

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  4. Jay

    Oh man, the cheeeeeeeese.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      If there’s one thing I’m a fan of it’s cheese.

      Reply

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