Thank you readers for your hilarious comments on last week's blog
"Personal Note to Judy's Hacker" where I told the story of my dysfunctional relationship with the hacker who stole my Apple ID.
Funny upshot -- my blog found its way to Apple Corp where it circulated, prompting a PHONE call from the head of Apple security. I immediately assumed that the call was from my hacker.
He said, "No! I'm really from Apple."
"Right! That's exactly what my hacker would say. I'm so on to you and your sneaky tricks."
He replied, "Let me give you my Apple email. You can email me and I'll fix your problems."
And he did. Wow!
It dawned on me that that's the Power of Humor. We funny people have a gift that we shouldn't save just for the stage. We have the power to turn any frustrating situation into comedy. After all, isn't that what stand-up is - complaining in a funny way. I decided to spend the day practicing my new found philosophy.
I went to US Bank to get a copy of my equity line agreement, which I was told would be waiting for me to simply pick it up. But the manager hadn't a clue where it was and lacked the motivation to find the documents. My frustration was interrupted by a girl who entered the bank lobby yelling, "The ATM took my card. I want it back now! My father knows the president here! I will pull all my money out unless you give me my card! Now!"
I turned to the stressed-out manager and said, "You take care of her and I'll be right back." I came back with cookies and said, "I thought you might enjoy these cause it looks like a few of your customers forgot to take their meds."
All of a sudden, my documents that she wasn't able to find 10 minutes ago, magically appeared with a smile.
I felt the power.
That night I went out to 31 Flavors with my friend. While the young girl was scooping my ice cream I commented, "Your ice cream scooping technique is fabulous. It's amazing how strong and skillful you are in creating such a perfectly round scoop of ice cream."
She laughed, proudly showing off her well developed right bicep.
My scoop of ice cream was 50% larger than my friend's.
Again - the power!
Again - the power!
My message this week? Don't be a Drama Queen - be a Comedy Queen. You get more sweet stuff back when you give it out.