An interesting day and several interesting conversations. My friend Karen and I discussed a dilemma smart girls have after an interlude I had today.
One, it is nice when attractive men hit on you, and two, it is even better when they are smart too…and here is the dilemma: smart girls want smart guys, and smart guys often want dumb girls; which then leaves smart girls with cats. No, this does not apply to all men, or to all smart men. I have had the pleasure to date, and am still friends with, the men I have dated who are in the category of smart men who like smart women. Yet, that said I have noticed that trend in some guys–once you start talking and they realize you are bright…it happens sometimes.
I can understand the logic, and it does work both ways too. There are those intelligent women who would rather not be with the smart guy. Again, it just happens sometimes and there should be no shaming on either side, you prefer what you prefer.
Yet, this conversation also reminded me of one of my favorite shows: The IT Crowd.
It is a brilliant, but very British, comedy. If you do not like British comedy you may not like it. Personally, I have never laughed so hard during the early episodes.
I just love Moss! He is adorably goofy and fun. A character who cannot lie or swear…a bit ocd and well perhaps too smart for his own good. Of course.
Roy has a little more social awareness, maybe not by much. He is definitely awkward, but in a nice way.
Then there is Jen…well, not a nerd but relationship manager of the department. People and not computers are her business. She does have her peculiarities though, like insisting on wearing shoes that are by far not her size.
Finally, Richmond Felicity Avenall. The goth. That they had a character who was a goth was so amusing. His clothing, his love of Cradle of Filth…oh Richmond. A reminder that goths are people too (to quote Jen).
I would be doing a disservice to not mention the boss: there have been two so far…the first so changeable and now his son, who is such a characture of rich CEOs, well you will be amazed at the actor’s ability to keep his energy going throughout an episode.
A pity they can’t have a smart people are people too…I mean sometimes you just want to match wits with someone, metaphorically tumble around. Half the fun is seeing who ends up on top and I like it either way ;)