Over the course of this conference, while I was staying away from home I took note of the fact that I seem to get more carefree when I’m away from home. I act more like a teenager, without a burden of care and responsibility. It seems that I am not alone in this – or else everyone else is generally more carefree than I am by nature (that is a possibility). For example, an interchange with one of my co-workers last night. In response to something I said (which I can’t remember):
Michelle: Don’t get cute.
Me: I’m already cute.
Michelle: Don’t get smart.
Me: I already am.
Michelle (simultaneous with my statement): Stop.
Michelle: Don’t be a turd. . . Go.
Me: . . .
Me (after 15 seconds): See, I told you I was smart.
So now I am left to wonder, is this change of apparent personality good, bad or neutral?