Last night around midnight I checked out of my hotel in Dakar. I’d spent a fair amount of time making calls from the concierge’s desk, coordinating various events. As I was leaving, the concierge – named Ndiack – said, “Hey man, I like the way you move.” I’ll take it!
I also managed to keep people laughing during my presentation on data collection. Of course, an hour after the talk, one of the more experienced participants said, “Dave, I remember I had a great time during your talk, but I don’t remember what it was about.” Maybe I should work with the Men in Black.
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I’m jealous. Nobody tells me that. And somehow it’s so much better coming from an African.
I once had a student tell me after a lecture,”That was the best lecture I’ve ever heard. It was fascinating. I just know that I’m going to remember Machiavelli as long as I live.”
The lecture was on Montaigne.
hedgie, that is totally hilarious. i don’t feel so alone!
calandria, you should have seen this guy! he had plenty of smooth moves of his own. i was deeply gratified.