Two words that never seem to inspire feelings of joy…
Usually I’m a good sport about going to meetings especially when they are off site. The meetings are as good of an excuse as any to get out and enjoy the fresh air in the middle of the workday.
Today’s meeting was on, dun, dun, duuuunnn, Insurance!
Are there any other words more capable of inciting feelings of elation and excitement than liability, or general aggregate. How about waiver of subrogation? Does that do it for you?
It didn’t do it for me either.
To keep this short I’ll just skip right to the chase.
I was one of the first people to make it to the meeting so I had my choice of seating anywhere I wanted. I chose a seat on the very last row and took out my phone to look at my missed messages.
As more people began to fill the room, I began to feel like the spot I had chosen to sit in was inconvenient for the people trying to get back to their seats with their plates of company provided lunch. I decided to move to the seat on the end of the aisle to be out of the way. (I really didn’t want to almost catch an elbow to the back of the head again.)
During the last meeting I’d attended I met two young black women who, to my surprise were also at this meeting, had decided to take their seats directly in front of me. A few more minutes went by and a few more people filed in the slab space, finally filing up all of the allotted seats.
Moments before the meeting began I scanned the room, taking in who all had come that I knew and could gossip with in the elevator lobby when I noticed that of the 28 people present (yes, I counted) 5 of us were black and we were all seated together. This same thing had happened at the last meeting we’d all attended too.
While we all sat together, we did not carry on a conversation with each other and I still had this feeling of comfort seated next to these women.
Thus, the reason for this blog.
- Is unconscious segregation a thing?
- Was this coincidence that we all gravitated towards each other in a situation where we were outnumbered by another race?
I don’t know why, but this really stuck out to me today and I was wondering if it’ s actually a thing.
Let me know what you think in the comments.