HR Florida random weirdness
Hooking up Running into a celebrity CEO / Keynote Speaker in the bathroom facilities near the bar at our conference hotel is not a everyday experience for me. It happened to me on Sunday night here at HR Florida. It was weird and turned out to be fun.
In order to avoid being a little too graphic, let’s just say that for a brief shining moment, Tiny Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and I were alone in a hotel bathroom taking care of and minding our own personal business. (as guys usually do)
I found myself calculating the proper etiquette of making a personal connection with a famous business dude in this type of setting. My dilemma was ended by the intervention of a third party, when a loud drink guy burst into the bathroom and shouted something like “Hey!!! Dude, I want one of those shirts!” while heading straight to the urinal to take care of his own business. Adroitly recognizing the perfect escape opportunity, Tony and I bailed at the same time. Tony held the door for me, by the way.
In the hall, we shook hands, made small talk for a minute and went our separate ways. I mentioned to the group of HR peeps that I had met Tony in the bathroom, and like the true fan boys they are, they all ran over to say hello to Tony while I hid behind a half wall. Tony and his posse were gracious, and Tony even brought over a round of shots a few minutes later. (tequila and Grey Goose)
Oh yeah, Tony also gave an awesome presentation on Monday about “Delivering Happiness“ Apparently that can also be done in shot glasses.
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