So fastforward 11 years, and I'm at work discussing a trade show I do not especially wish to attend next fall. And my coworker asks me why I do not wish to attend. And I blurt, "Because I don't like people." And this coworker says, "What? Yes you do." And I say, "No I don't." But, there's no conviction in my voice! None whatsoever. It's pathetic. The words had just fallen out of my mouth like a little hairball from my past. The truth is, I actually sort of like people. Not all people. But considerably more than several. And I'm all, "This is nuts! When did this happen? How long have I been this way? Somebody slap me!"
Today, I'm like Sally Field giving an inverted Oscar Speech: "I LIKE YOU! I REALLY LIKE YOU!"
I'm just kidding. It's not that bad. But, people, you're all right.