I started in a new role at The Bank recently, which means I got a new computer, a new desk, new (and improved) access to our internal networks… and new colleagues.
I found out, rather serendipitously, that the lady who sits next to me loves classical music. She doesn’t play an instrument, but she and her husband often go to symphony concerts. However, she did introduce me to another colleague who plays violin.
The violinist and I proceeded to have a most refreshing conversation. He has played a lot of the pieces I have and it was so nice to talk to someone who understands what it means to know the Mozart violin concerti pretty well, but have trouble with the Beethoven violin concerto.
Don’t worry, dear readers, if you have no idea what that prior paragraph was talking about, I don’t think you’re an idiot or anything. You just have to understand this: I’ve been working at this company for a little while now and I’ve found that I have virtually nothing in common with anyone. Most people have never been out of the region I currently live in and don’t care at all about books, classical music, foreign languages, or basically anything I find remotely interesting. It’s all sports and stupid TV shows with them, so finding someone who likes something I like is pretty amazing.