Me ‘n’ Her
AuntieGoldie: OK, so do you think we should blow the cover off your not-so-bachelor-ish first date? I think we should. His name starts with a B, then it has an E…
Farrell: That’s just mean.
AuntieGoldie: What’s wrong with mean?
Farrell: He’s already gotten what was coming to him.
AuntieGoldie: What was coming to him?
Farrell: He missed a chance to go out with me!
AuntieGoldie: Good point. I know we got off to a bit of a rough start with your Intraview. First I set you up with someone not-so-single, then I set you up with another non-single guy, who said he couldn’t do it but his roommate was available. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate AuntieGoldie’s Matchmaking Machine?
Farrell: I’d give it a 5. Hit a few speed bumps along the way, in the form of Bachelor #1.
AuntieGoldie: You mentioned that you and Sam shared a penchant for fleece. Is this a key buyer purchase criterion for you?
AuntieGoldie: Doesn’t a penchant for fleece describe the entire male population of HBS? What does this say about you?
Farrell: Why do you think I came here? But I would actually argue that the vast majority of the HBS male population has dorky fleeces. Sam’s fleece was cool.
AuntieGoldie: OK, that’s weird. Let’s move on. In his initial e-mail to me after the date, Sam described the date as “uneventful.” Does running into a blind pedestrian sound “uneventful” to you?
Farrell: I think that e-mail was sent out before he decided to go public with that information.
AuntieGoldie: Yanks sounds like a classy place. Was Sam a classy guy?
Me ‘n’ Him
AuntieGoldie: You seem to be awfully familiar with the intricacies of the Advanced Search function of the HBS Classcard system. At what point do you think a facility with computers crosses over into cyberstalking?
Coxe: If looking up one of my classmates for non-academic reasons were illegal, I would have been in jail a long time ago.
AuntieGoldie: You’ve witnessed my interrogation techniques-do you think I
could cut it at the FBI?
Coxe: Actually, I hear the FBI is recruiting right now. I’d be happy to recommend you for a position in Afghanistan if you’re interested.
AuntieGoldie: After your date, you sent me an email describing the date as “uneventful.” How does running into a blind pedestrian fit into your definition of “uneventful”?
Coxe: Right, that’s a great question. When I sent you the email, I was still struggling with the question of whether full disclosure was the best route to take in my article. It was only after realizing that Maureen was going to mention it in her article that I had no choice to disclose.
Me ‘n’ Them
AuntieGoldie: Will there be another Intraview?
Farrell: I don’t make predictions
Coxe: One of the best things about HBS is meeting a lot of great and interesting people. Maureen definitely fits the bill, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of her in the coming year.