TMI Thursday: Interviews
It’s kind of embarrassing to admit, but I used to interview myself in the bathroom. Not out loud but in my head (not that it makes it that much better..). I would do it when taking a bath or brushing my teeth – a few times even while I was on the toilet. Don’t ask, cause I don’t know where this comes from.
In each of these fantasy interviews, I was famous for a different reason. I just wrote an award-winning book. I was nominated for an Oscar. I was being recognized for my philanthropy. I discovered something amazing. I invented something amazing.
I’d ask myself questions in my head; questions about myself, my family, my goals, my book/movie/charity/discovery/invention. And then I’d answer like celebrities do, picturing myself reaching for a coffee cup on the table in front of me. Thinking of dramatic pauses and insightful jokes and meaningful looks to give. I really thought this through.
But the truth is, I don’t even want to be famous. I don’t know why I liked interviewing myself so much, because in reality I don’t like speaking in front of groups. I’d hate being on camera because I am the most un-photogenic person on earth. And for someone who is outspoken and loves attention, I don’t like it in a public setting or with people I don’t know.
I also don’t know why this only ever happened while I was in the bathroom. Probably because growing up in a house with 10 people, the bathroom was the only place I could ever hear myself think!
I was thinking about this yesterday when I was in the bathroom at work and I just started laughing at myself. That’s not weird at all, busting up laughing in the bathroom.