Bryce has a new boss, new to his division.
He told me that when doing second-round introductions, his new boss asked, "do you have kids?"
Bryce replied, "No, my wife and I tried everything for years but it didn't work out, so it's just the two of us."
I asked if the new boss said anything in response.
Bryce said, "Yup -- he said, Well, I have three and one on the way," and moved on to the next person.
What a useless icebreaker. At least PRETEND you give a crap if the answer isn't the same as yours. I asked if Bryce regretted sharing so much. His response?
"I figured if he was going to ask The Question, I was going to give him a complete and truthful answer."
One of many reasons I love him. For the love, "do you have kids?" is a real dumb icebreaker -- find something more interesting, please.
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