I mentioned in blog entry just last week that I don't normally share my pool life with my coworkers. I have about one million reasons why, and here lists just a few: LINK ONE, LINK TWO.
So, I go to dinner with a few ladies from work last night, something they do for the Christmas season, and I finally said yes to the invitation.
As I sat there, eating my meal and mostly listening, one of my coworkers starts to ask me about pool. They are aware I play pool, but no one really knows any details or how often I play. I am hardly friends with any coworkers on facebook so they don't even see those posts about pool tourneys or anything.
Here's how the convo went:
CoWorker: "Hey Melinda, you played any pool lately?"
Me: "Yea, last weekend, in Arlington."
CoWorker: "Hey, uh, have you ever qualified to go to those nationals tournaments, I think in Vegas?"
Me: (I reply softly), "Yea, I won last year."
CoWorker: "What? You are going this year?"
Me: "No, I WON it last year."
CoWorker: "Won what?"
Me: "The tournament. In Vegas. Back in May."
CoWorker: "You did??"
And then many of my other coworkers turn to look at me.
Me: "Yea, I did."
CoWorker: "What does that mean?"
Me: "I'm a National Champion."
CoWorker: "Wow, really?! That's great. Have you won others?"
Me: "Yea, I won the state one in April."
CoWorker: "You mean a Texas one?"
CoWorker: "Wow, I had no idea, that's wonderful!"
And then I continue to eat my food, feeling uncomfortable talking about myself.
It shows just how much I don't share my pool life with my coworkers. I really try to keep them separate.