Why groups should never invite me to speak.

This took place upon my arrival in Northwest Arkansas yesterday.

Camille: “Hey jt, this is Camille. I’ll be waiting near the baggage claim!”
Me: “Hey Camille, this is JT. I already have my bag and am somewhere in this airport. I’ll tell you if you’re getting hotter or colder.”
Me: “Colder.”
Camille: “You suck”
Me: “Warmer.”

Honestly, I’m not sure how I still have a career.  I’m not sure why anybody puts up with me.

Frankly, I wonder the same thing about why I still have a fiancee…


About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Andrew B.

    Bears in the airport! Run!

    • Charlie Kilian

      That was *exactly* what I was going to say.

  • http://smingleigh.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Wait, I thought atheistm was seerius bidness?

  • Bev

    I believe you still have a career because you can relied upon to be brutally honest and you have a sense of humor. An honest person that who can laugh at themselves would be an asset to any business. Not everyone wants to work with sheep.

    • Artor

      But if you can’t laugh at yourself, you can always laugh at someone else!

  • Glodson

    She didn’t say near. She said bear.

    Why can’t you report the facts!?!

  • Robert B.

    Dude, don’t taunt Waiting Bear! She is both patient and vengeful! Also, she is apparently a baggage claim.

  • Camille

    didn’t notice the typo. I swear I was just standing around the airport for like 5 minutes while JT just enjoyed my confusion. WE’RE NEVER INVITING YOU BACK.

    • Silent Service

      Yeah you are. Admit it.

    • John Horstman

      Thanks for being a good sport so we could all enjoy this anecdote. :-)

  • Camille

    also, what kind of weird-ass font is that?!

    • Reginald Selkirk

      It’s too much to bear, isn’t it?

      • Drew

        She’d probably prefer Times New Roman Ursa-mething more mainstream.

  • http://NA Lisa

    Camille, don’t hate the font.

    At least it isn’t Comic Sans! Teehee!


  • Azkyroth

    I don’t get it.

  • Anonymous

    Waiting bears don’t wait forever. They eventually get hungry.