Who would you want to meet?

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  1. FlyingVizzer
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    ok, so I have to fill out this lame "about yourself" question at work and one of the questions is this... how would you answer it?

    What person (living or dead) would you most like to meet?
     
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    Stick with the living. The dead ones are kind of deteriorated and smell bad, plus they don't talk much. :eek:
     
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    If it's for work, don't follow any of the answers you're likely to get here. Think about what would make a good impression, perhaps a hero in your industry, beloved former CEO, author of a popular book in the business press, etc. Politicians are risky because some won't share your views. Don't write anything weird in case they psychoanalyze it.
     
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    Ditto to the above. Pick someone you know something about, in case they ask why.

    For business you can never go wrong with Peter Drucker or Adam Smith.
     
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    Oh come on, give me something good. It's for like a dept newsletter and it's very very casual. Plus, I'm not gonna answer like "marilyn monroe because I wanna do her" or something like that.
     
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    That's what certain people here would answer.
    Howard Hughes is too creepy.
     
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    Captain Kirk or Ranier Wolfcastle or John Cleese, or that guy in the movie, you know....
     
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    Linda Ronstadt. Beautiful face and beautiful voice
     
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    Paul McCartney...he changed my life because after seeing him and The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show I went out and learned to play bass guitar...and I still play music 47 years later because of him...plus, he is an incredible musician and songwriter...and a vegetarian!!! Few people have given the world more pleasure and enjoyment than Paul and his three band-mates...
     
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    ...although I have to admit that Capt. Kirk and John Cleese are really great choices too!
     
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    And, she had a guest appearance on the Simpsons. :)
     
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    I'd like to go back in time and meet myself when I was 21...not to change things too much. Perhaps make an effort to meet my current wife sooner.....well, okay, I'd go back to when I was 25 (she was jail bait when I was 21).
     
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    The person who will buy me a flight on a Soyuz up to the ISS.
     
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    For me if it was someone from the past, it might be Tesla - I would love to talk with him, what an incredible mind he had! For someone living, it depends on the circumstances of the meet, for example loving music the way I do if I were to get a chance to talk to people like Timothy B Schmitt (of the Eagles) if it were in a setting where it is not as a fan to a star, but rather as just two folks chatting. Of course, I would love to also let him know how much I appreciated the Eagles music. So, it is not so much WHO to meet, but HOW the meeting would be for me. I want to chat with someone that we both can relate to each other in some manner, be it FF experiences or wine passions, etc.
     
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    Isaac Newton or Leonardo da Vinci

    Both of these folks could chat on various subjects so I am sure to find plenty to talk about.

    <imagining a long lunch or dinner>
     
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    I have met Steven Hawking and it was awkward, not fun, despite his flirtatiousness.
     
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    For a questionaire or interview at work, I think that the "perfect" answer is Einstein.
     
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    I'm not convinced. Relatively not so good at dress for success, business communication, maintaining appropriate haircut, might need help in obtaining work permit/visa, might need supplemental lessons in English, .....
     
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    For me the answer must always be Socrates, because he may have been the best teacher mankind has ever seen, thus I'd be certain to learn something I need to know.
     
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    In terms of historical figures, it could be interesting to talk with one of the martyrs, someone who knowingly died for their beliefs or for science. Perhaps Joan of Arc, but she was too young and presumably uneducated. Anne Boelyn would be interesting to meet.
     
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    Jesus
     
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    Probably Ricky Gervais.
     
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    That was quite a leap from Jesus to Ricky!
     
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    I wish I could quadruple "Like" this.
     
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    I don't think either answer is good in a work context.
     

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