I love the show “Big Bang Theory.” If you are a nerd, married to a nerd (me), have ever known a nerd, or just want to get in touch with your inner nerd which you have always previously ignored, I recommend the show. It makes me laugh because I have met people like the people in the show in real life.
In college I worked at a hotel in the student center. The student center annually held a Comic Con conference. I had no idea such a thing and such people existed. I am not a gorgeous person, pretty average actually, but every year during this conference I would be constantly hit on by guys (and girls) in bizarre costumes. It was quite an education for me! It got so that every single person who worked at the hotel would ask for the weekend off and our boss had to declare that everyone had to work that weekend, so we could all suffer equally. I often worked the night shift, as did many of the other girls, and that is when the reeeeaaaallly interesting people emerged. Us girls started keeping a golf club (from the lost and found, though how you lose a golf club I don’t know) up with us a night, just in case. To be hit on by a guy (or girl) in a dragon costume at 4:00 in the morning is a little unsettling. Especially when the person doesn’t leave, and declares their intention to stay the rest of your shift.
What does this have to do with chronic illness? Well really nothing, but I was thinking about those interesting conferences while I was in the shower and it made me laugh (it did not make me laugh at the time, it was very creepy actually). There are so many interesting people in this world!
*On a side note, if you attend these function and don’t stalk young college girls, you have my apologies, I have no problems with you.