Introductions Should Be in Order
“Meet my future baby momma” is a horrible way to introduce someone. I thought that would be common sense. But, as we know, lack of common sense doesn’t stop some people from proceeding.
That’s how I was introduced, by a stranger, to one of his friends at a pool party last weekend in the District. Guys, I know you may think this is funny but it’s just lame.
I had to ask the guy, “How old are you?” His answer, “28.”
I flashed a quick smirk and asked, “You usually date older women don’t you?” I’m sure his eyes widened a bit behind his Ray Bans as he stood there in his neon yellow swim trunks. “How’d you guess?” “Because you’re obviously a comedian. It comes easy to you. But, comedians usually like a challenge.”
I love outsmarting people.
When you think about it, there’s a good pattern to this — Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, and Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. Jerry Seinfeld married a woman who’d never heard of his show and Will Smith has been quoted as saying Jada didn’t find him funny when they first met. I’m so glad I’ve learned something from my intake of pop culture.
If you’re going to be a comedian with line like “meet my future baby momma” you have to have something else to back it up. Ashton, Nick, Jerry and Will are all millionaires. So, there’s that. Not that I’m saying you have to be a millionaire to recover from that ridiculous introduction. I’m just saying, be able to laugh at yourself because I’m certainly going to be laughing at you.