At Clafutti’s, our great French bistro, the kids sitting next to us looked like college kids. I said, “Excuse me, I’m doing some marketing research. May I ask you a question?” They said yes and I asked them about social networking. They said that they use Facebook and nothing else, that MySpace is obsolete. That is good information. When the book comes out I will try to get it on Facebook as well as all of my E mail addresses ( I hope President Obama buys more than one copy, to help the economy, you know.)
Then one of the guys asked what I was marketing and he was interested in the book, and said he would watch for it, so that was good!
I am a natural introvert, but when the situation calls for it I can fake being an extrovert. I do this kind of thing occasionally, and my wife is usually a little embarrassed and uncomfortable with it. Today she wondered if it is part of the impulsiveness of the ADD. I think not, because it isn’t impulsive, I think about it before I do it and have to push myself to do it. It’s not just blurting out. Still, maybe this is one place where having ADD is helpful, giving me just the bit of less judgement and restraint to enable me. It has almost always worked out well, like today.