I’ve accidentally judged others before getting to know them. I’m just as guilty of it as Bob. Judging people before you get to know them just closes up opportunities to really know some unique individuals.
… aw man … it did work out to be the CEO … poor Bob :(
And his outfit totally rocked …
A long time ago when I first started working in the electronics field. I saw this old guy walking around in an old battered hat and overalls. I was curious who he was, so I asked one of the line workers sitting beside me. I said “Who’s that old guy?” She said, “That ‘Old Guy’ is the person who owns 60% of this company”.
Apparently the guy was pretty well to do but like to spend most of his time tinkering in his garage for new idea.
Don’t count Bob out just yet! ;)
I remember a time when I had an overlay in Chicago. I sat beside a older man that looked like he just got out of bed and slept in his suit. I was reserved on striking up a conversation, thinking he was some homeless man.
Come to find out he work for the Apollo program and after starting the conversation it lasted for three hours. This man told me things that I have never read about the program and it was very enjoyable.
Poor Bob, I think he is out of his league when the Custodian had three PHD’s. Time will tell thought. Maybe HR will love the Star Trek outfit. Looking forward to the next strip.
Maybe Oreville will put in a good word for Bob.
Of course for that to happen Oreville would need to find out that Bob’s applying for a job first..
Another great strip Krishna….I do have one question. What ever happened to that pal/coworker of Bob’s? The guy he got fired with, when they burnt down the office with that old xbox (I have a horrible memory and don’t feel like going back and rereading all those strips) I kind of recall him getting a great job (was it with Footle?) Will we be seeing him again? Does it ever rain here in California? D’oh
I think we’ve all made wrong assumptions about people based on how they look. The eye opener for me was when I was into music, and the disconnect between how people looked and their talents and styles was profound.
For me, what is sad is when people can’t see past cultural differences. I have a student who is from China, and not fully assimilated into American culture. Her English is good, but she’s got a strong accent that a lot of people have trouble looking past.
I was worried about her clinical experiences on the OB unit where I teach: if a student does not show interest in what is going on in the unit, the staff will ignore them. But this student’s culture makes it rude for her to look people in the eye, or to put herself forward to engage the staff.
I got lucky: when I explained her cultural viewpoint to the staff, they were willing to deal with the cultural differences, and reach out to this student, and she had a great clinical experience.
I can’t wait to see what Bob does next :) He’s got a mountain to climb.
For some reason I can see this working out for Bob. Like the CEO respects him for standing up to him.. or something.