Just after I graduated from high school, I let a musician friend of mine talk me into going on a blind date as part of a double-date with a friend of his girlfriend.
Turns out my blind date was from a wealthy blueblood family and if you Googled “spoiled, self-centered girl”, you would see her picture.
All right, I’m exaggerating about the Google part, but not about the spoiled, self-centered part. The double-date plan was to go see the movie “Something Funny Happened On the Way to the Forum.”
Okay, I confess. The plan to see that movie was the clincher on my accepting to do the double-date, especially when my friend offered to pick up the tab for the movie.
I had heard the movie was hilarious and Hilarious and I go way back as friends.
As we sat down in the theatre, waiting to watch the previews, my date began this fascinating monologue about all of her impressive accomplishments in high school.
She had the lead in a high school musical and began to boast how all the cast were in tears as she sang the final song. And then, she went on and on and on about her many other accomplishments until finally, I had had enough of her ego.
When she paused to breathe, I quickly interjected, “You know, I have an uncle who has a pen that Prince Phillip touched once.” Suddenly, our budding romance chilled.
I think what sealed the deal on our not being a good fit for each other was when in the middle of the movie, I almost fell into the empty seat in from of us laughing so hard at some of the funniest scenes I had ever witnessed in a movie.
Apparently, bluebloods don’t think it’s dignified to laugh so hard that you almost fall into empty theatre seats. For the record, I’m okay with not being a blueblood.
So, be humble and let your accomplishments speak for themselves. Because, the moment people see an oversized ego, it’s adios amigo! (Or, in this case, Amiga!)