Monday, September 24, 2007
While I was at the iMedia Connection Brand Summit a really funny/odd thing happened. In the opening minutes of the event there was a cocktail hour. My boss Brett Lofgren was running late due to a delayed flight, so I headed over to the event by myself. Now, this isn't usually an issue with me considering I'm a pretty outgoing guy, but you know how it is. You get there, get a drink look around, don't see a familiar face and all of a sudden you're reduced to feeling like your 13 again. I thought that was going to be the way the rest of my evening was going to end up, until a young woman saw my name tag and stopped me. She introduced herself as Holly Lerner from Reuters, and in the same breath mentioned that she knew of Azoogleads, and stopped me because she used to work with Brett Lofgren (my current Boss)....when they were at Yahoo..what a small world! So we got to chatting, and discussing the event etc. Holly kept on saying to me that she felt like she knew my name from someplace else. She would look at the name tag, say Chris Dessi, hmmmm....then say "so sorry but I know that name from someplace"....well, we let it go and continued on with our conversation. About 10 minutes into our chat we started to discuss how Holly had come down to NY from Boston to live, and how much she loved NY. I agreed, and told her how my my wife loved moving into the city for the past year, but told her that the town Holly would really love is London. I told her I lived and worked there, and loved every minute of it.
With that comment Holly paused and asked me the name of the company that sent me to London, so I said AGA, why? Holly let out a yelp, jumped up and screamed NOW I KNOW WHY I KNOW YOUR NAME!
It turns out that Holly was the Sales Person that replaced me at AGA after I left. Now THAT is a small world.
This is Holly and I at the Summit.