My Catch-22 Greeting

I had been with the company for years, when they hired a new head for my division. At our first meeting, the new guy tried to introduce himself to me, but I held up my hand.

“When they hire somebody at your level, the company does a psychological profile,” I said. “Since you’re here, I assume you passed the profile. It means the company doesn’t think you’re a demented loon.”

He smiled.

“So you aren’t crazy,” I continued, “and I have real issues about that.”

I walked out of his office. He was my boss for several years, and he never mentioned my snarky ‘welcome.’

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