That Awkward Moment When...

 Picture from glasscityjungle.com. 

Picture from glasscityjungle.com. 

You see someone you know from a somewhat nontraditional setting (ahem) in a professional environment.  This happened to me just the other day.  A few months back, I gracefully strutted my stuff in a date auction for charity.  Fast forward seven months, and a familiar face greeted me at an offsite training.  Another participant from the auction visited my classroom as a silent observer.

What does one do when confronted with this situation?  Most people would suggest feigning ignorance...and that's probably the best option. I, on the other hand, couldn't help myself.  I walked up to my fellow auctionee (not a real word, but work with me here) and whispered, "Were you in that Date Auction back in February?"  He smiled and whispered back, "Yes, were you?"  I nodded.  As it turns out, we are both still single and prepared to strut our stuff on the auction block again this February.  Anything for charity :-)